Quilting, Farming, Variety

Thursday, January 31, 2013

My Girls

I have three wonderful daughters, ages 50, 49, and 46.  These little crewel embroidered pictures say so much about them when they were small:

The oldest wanted to cook and I'm ashamed to admit it now, but I didn't encourage it at the time.

The middle daughter liked to sew.  Whenever they were playing with their dolls, she would rather make clothes for the dolls than mother them.

The baby girl -- well, what can I say?  She liked to play, but she pestered her sisters to death at times.  So we always told her she needed to pray.

The pictures were given to me as a kit, many, many years ago and have hung on the wall, reminding me of their different personalities and the fun they had growing up together.

Charlotte

19 comments:

  1. Such a sweet post and what treasured memories these embroidered pictures must bring to mind for you. Very cute!

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  2. This was a wonderful post, and the pictures so evocative of the little girls they were then!

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  3. Awww...I had forgotten all about those little pictures! So cute!

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  4. Charlotte, I have 3 daughters too! Ages 48, 46 and 43, each is very special in her own way.

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  5. These are the sweetest ever! I love the little details, like the little quilt.

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  6. What a sweet post, Charlotte. You did a nice job on these pictures.

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  7. I love your post. The pictures are charming and it is so nice that you can see your daughters in them. Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  8. It's OK - I get to cook ALL the time now, whether I want to or not! :)

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  9. Charlotte, I love this post.
    I have one daughter a little older then yours, one the same and one younger. Have a good day...

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  10. Aw these so cute. I love these. It's adorable how they are sweet reminders of your daughters. :)

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  11. That is so cute! I have three sons, but my mother had three daughters.

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  12. Awww, these are sweet memories Charlotte. The pictures are so beautiful.

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  13. How sweet is this! Ah encouraging children to cook isn't always easy! Cute reminders though.

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  14. This is such a sweeet posting. Your daughters are all so very talented. The pictures are beautiful.

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  15. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog :-). I love sewing for dolls! I resemble your middle daughter!! I never really played with my dolls, but they were very well dressed :-). Sewing for the American Girl dolls is sooo much fun! I have two granddaughters that have one and a daughter and I have two myself (one I found at a garage sale for a quarter!! So, keep looking :-).

    Jacqui in Canada

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  16. Oh, I stitched that first picture! Years ago, before my son was born, and when he was little, I did lots of needlework.
    Thanks for the memory!

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  17. The crewel embroidery girls are very sweet. So glad you saved these , as the memories that go with them are precious.

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  18. Hi, just wanted to drop back by after reading your comment on my blog. You mention that you would like to use your old transfers but they are so fragile.........do you have a scanner? You could scan those images off and thus preserve them and be able to use them, by using a window or a light box to trace the designs on to your pillowcases. I hope this might help and I look forward to seeing you stitching some pretty pillowcases! blessings, Kathleen

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  19. Awwww... that is so sweet, Charlotte! I'll bet those pictures remind you of so many sweet things from years ago. And the story of the one you told to pray all the time is hilarious!

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