Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Quiltmakers


This counted cross stitch picture was done by my husband 17 years ago- time goes so fast!

It is all solid stitching( no blank open areas) and took awhile to do. I have a wood sign that says "quiltmaker" that goes underneath but my little Basset Hound Molly could reach it and kept taking it down to chew on!

The people in the picture are done in a folkart style- similar to Charles Wysoki.

I truly treasure this picture and made sure he initialed and dated it as it may become a family heirloom some day.

I am not the best photographer so the picture turned out a little crooked and the orange spot at the bottom is not on the stitching. I think it was a refelection when I took the photo.
Even though it is not the primitive style I have come to love I can not bear not to display it.
Note- clicking on the photo will enlarge it.

4 comments:

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I don't blame you Deb, that is alot to work, I used to cross stitch before I even thought of stitcheies so I know the work and time that goes into them. What a keepsake!
Rondell

Debra said...

Thanks Rondell- you are so right a lot of time and work in this type of project- he always had more patience to complete big projects like this than I did!

~SkullBlossom~ said...

What a beautiful piece of work. Your hubby is very talented (and patient!) -- definitely an heirloom.

Debra said...

Thank you so much Skullblossom! I will pass your kind words onto hubby!

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