Sunday, October 10, 2021


 We just returned home from a 9 day trip to visit the children and their families. We spent 3 days with our son and his family who lives 3 hours away. Then we traveled on to Mississippi to see our daughter and her family’s new home and life there. I loved being with all my grandchildren and miss them already!

The only thing stitchy to share is this little pillow I made for my daughter before we took our trip. This is a free pattern from Melisa at Pinker and Punkin  blog spot. She shares lots of adorable free x stitch patterns there. 

I found this beautiful quilt at a local thrift store before we made our trip.

My daughter ‘needed’ it, so we took it to Mississippi to gift to her. An Instagram friend, who specializes in old quilt restoration, estimated it to be from the 1920’s. 

Here’s a photo in its new home. We actually restaged it to the rail on the right, so as not to block Annabelle’s view from her bedroom. I didn’t get that photo, but it looks great there.

Very few photos were taken while we were away, but here’s one of Annabelle with the cupcakes she helped her Mama make. 

This week will be a rest and recovery week. It took us 13 hours to drive home from Mississippi,  with our sweet 14 year old dachshund riding in our laps. 😳 we all need our rest!! 


  1. So glad you got to visit and all was well. Nothing like being with family.
    Pretty pillow and oh that quilt. Looks perfect there.
    What a cute little baker!!!!

  2. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful quilt from the 1920s. The pillow you made for your daughter is so cute. I’m so glad you got to see all of your children and grandchildren and made it back home safe and sound. Definitely rest up from your travels.

  3. Just out of curiosity, what part of Mississippi does your daughter live in? I am a born Mississippian who grew up in Northeast MS and now live in the central part of the state.

  4. That quilt is gorgeous!
    So glad you were able to make the trip to see the grands.
    In a month we are driving from Alabama to Oregon to take things from my Mom's house to Son1's family. It will be brutal but once we get there we will have some time with the most beautiful girl in our world!

  5. The quilt looks happy in its new home. As we get older trips get longer and require more recovery time

  6. You've had quite the journey--yes, I would need a while to recover!
    That is a great quilt you found. Looks good in its new home.
    Annabelle is a doll.

  7. So glad you got to make the trip. Sounds like it was fun. That quilt you bought is so pretty. The woodwork in their house is so pretty. I like the pillow too along with your granddaughter and the cupcakes!

  8. I need to make myself one of those pumpkin pillows. Love it. And the quilt looks great at your daughter's house. Beautiful Find!

  9. very cute pumpkin pillow and what a great find at the thrift store. I wouldn't have been able to leave it there. Looks lovely at your daughter's new home.


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