Prairie Blue


...............at my front door spinning...................just some simple thoughts & happenings of an ordinary woman.....

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

where the blues began.....




tattered.....................worn.......................in pieces............................oh the stories it could tell me...........................this is my most prized bonnet.......................... the beginning of my passion for blue calico.........................................over 30 yrs. ago granny had me go through scraps of fabric & such..................................rolled up....tied with string.........................my heart began to flutter a bit..................my great grandmother's old blue calico bonnet...................what a precious gift for a great grand daughter..................................so fragile.......what shall i do with it ..........................for now it lays in an old weathered basket with other calico friends......too fragile to reassemble....................so i just look over occasionaly.......take in a sigh .......and think of her in her garden.........or gathering eggs.....................or calling in the cow.............oh my goodness.............................................i am so blessed!

11 comments:

cottageprims said...

Lovely..Thanks for sharing! Warm Blessings!~Amy

Robyn~Primlish said...

What a wonderful prize you have! I can see why your love of blue calico began with that wonderful bonnet!
Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kattywhompus Primitives said...

So precious. I love reading your blog...everything has a wonderful story. :) Wishing you a joyful Thanksgiving!

Rhonda

the black crow said...

DENISE....WONDERFUL POST AND THAT BONNET IS THE ULTIMATE!!!

THIS BLOG IS ALL "TRIED AND TRUE" LOVE COMING TO VISIT.

HAVE A WONDERUL THANKSGIVING!
HUGS,
LORI

The Primitive Heart said...

Denise,
It is a rare thing to be able to hold a cherished piece of family past in your hands.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Primsue said...

What a wonderful treasure. Lovely post.
Blessings,
Sue

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Simply just love how you have the bonnet in the basket!
Looks like an old egg gathering basket your Grandma would of used!
Such a touching piece of material!
You so made me remember cutting the strips of cloth then rolling them up in a ball, I so enjoyed doing that with my Mom & Grandma!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Teresa

Audrey said...

How blessed you are to own it. Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving.

Civil Folks said...

Denise,

Just joined your blog, don't know why I haven't seen it before.

I am in love with your bonnet. How blessed to own g-grandmother's covering! It is beautifully faded like the years but not our memories.

Thanksgiving blessings to you and your family.
(Those beautiful grandboys are precious.)

Pamela

bettyj said...

I love your bonnet. I have my grandmothers too and for years I could "smell" her. Love your blog.
betty

Lizza T said...

What a wonderful gift.. your grandmother must have know you'd be a caretaker.. From your about me.. it sounds like we are much alike.
thank you for sharing