Apr 23, 2010

Pink Saturday This & That

Oh, Spring is finally here!  My pink bleeding heart are just beautiful this year...LOVES IT!



My mother-in-law created some amazing crocheted pieces.  She made this sweet pink baby blanket for our daughter Julie.  I really should give it to Julie, especially now that she is the mother of two little girls, but it's PINK and it's DAISIES! 





This Sun Bonnet Girl quilt was made by my maternal grandmother many years ago. It measures 60x76. My mother told me she remembered her mother making it when she was a girl still living at home. Even though it is probably 70 years old the quilt is in remarkably good condition. The background is white, aged in those lovely uneven shades of white we all love in antique/vintage linens. The sweet little sun bonnet girls are dressed in shades of pinks, greens, blues, and yellows. The strips between the blocks are pink.






I adore these gorgeous pillow cases as well, also made by my maternal grandmother. They are white cotton with hand crocheted flowers, leaves, and trim. The flowers are pink and yellow with green leaves and the scalloped edging along the opening is pink. The larger pink and yellow flowers appear to be roses and the smaller flowers are pink, trimmed in white. The basket itself is a delicate white crochet, edged in pink.  I wish I had inherited my grandmother's needleworking skill - I'm still mastering plain old knitting!









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35 comments:

grey like snuffie said...

I have quilts and pillowcases much like yours. Oh the detail in the stitching. Such precious gifts.

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I remember Sun Bonnet Sue...I think she is really making a sweet come back....I love the quilt....your pillow cases are fabulous...your grandmother was very creative...what wonderful treasures you have from her...I love them...
Happy New Year....
Mo :-)

Beverly said...

Wow, Kathy! These are just absolutely gorgeous. I would be thrilled with this kind of gift, too.

Happy Pink Saturday. We've missed you. ;-)

ceekay said...

Those are beautiful Kathy. I especially love those pillow cases.

Pink Slippers said...

What special PINK thingies you shared. Being made from your Grandmother makes them worth far more then money. And the PINK pen I showed came from a store called. WORLD MARKET. Have you heard of it? My Mom bought it their for 2.50.
Happy PINK Saturday.

Smilingsal said...

You have so many special treasures. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Day.

Becky said...

What wonderful gifts! I made a Sunbonnet Sue for my first granddaughter.....it was a fun quilt.
Becky

Neabear said...

Those are so pretty. We just don't see those kinds of pillowcases around anymore. Such treasures they are! Happy Pink Saturday!

Susan said...

My first pink Saturday....Happy Pink Saturday!

what treasures! I love the pillow cases!

Ellen said...

Such wonderful treaures to pass down to those cute little feet. :)Ellen

Linda said...

What great and precious gifts!
Thanks for sharing these special things with us.
Linda

CC said...

I can't tell you how much I loved seeing your things. I love Sunbonnet Sue..and the crocheted basket with flowers reminds me so much of my grandmothers things. You are one lucky girl to own such treasures..:). Happy pinks and have a lovely week.

Joy said...

I love the quilt pattern. What a gift to have this in your possession!

lisa said...

Kathy

Your quilt is amazing and the pillowcases are so pretty. What a wonderful gift.

Lisa

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The crocheted items are just spectacular, so special!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


I love those crochetted roses!


~ Gabriela ~

Maggie said...

I love quilts and am a new quilter myself. I have a girl in bonnet quilt that I call a Holly Hobby quilt- yours is beautiful!

And so are the bleeding hearts- mine haven't bloomed yet!

Happy Pink Saturday!

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Meg said...

Your Blog is gorgeous. I am going to follow. All those gorgeous pieces and made by family, what a piece of history you hold. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Meg

Mari said...

HELLO AND HAPPY PINKY PINK SATURDAY, LOVE ALL YOUR SWEET PINK ITEMS.....SUCH WONDERFUL TREASURES :)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a fantastic quilt!! And those pillow cases are so darling!! I have some pillow cases and doilies that my maternal grandmother tatted and I treasure them!!
HPS!!
Debbie

Susie Jefferson said...

I knew CC would go crazy when she saw that quilt! Truly an heirloom, as are your lovely crochet pieces. I love the 3D effect in the daisies! A lovely trove of treasures.

Happy Pink Saturday!

dana said...

Thank you for sharing the lovely creations of your family members! What treasures! Happy Pink Saturday! dana

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

I enjoy crocheting - still learning from project to project :-) It is quite therapeutic, and when you finish a project - you have that feeling of accomplishment :-)

The baby blanket is my fave in your collection. It's beautiful!

Belated Happy PS!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

The crocheted afghan and the pillowcases are just precious!
The quilt is fantastic!
HPS!!
Debbie

Sherry from Alabama said...

Wow! So many pink pretties in one post! I love them all. I planted a bleeding heart plant a few years ago, but mine doesn't do well. I think it's because I didn't have a shady spot to plant it in.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Dru said...

Bleeding Hearts are one of my favorites - mine are just barely breaking ground and I have a few more just ready to plant. Your pink ones are enchanting and your heirloom pieces surely a treasure! Happy Pink Saturday!

© Jennifer Raley said...

Good Morning and Happy Pink Saturday! I was scrolling and reading and admiring your post and my eyes kept going to your sidebar. Enjoyed my visit tremendously! I love all the handwork ... and your 57 photo is great, by the way! Thanks ... Jenn

Say It With Roses said...

Happy Pink Saturday!
How wonderful to have things from your Grandmother! I love the baby blanket that is pink with daisies....I could never part with that!Jil

The Wired Angel said...

lovely pink items and such a beautiful blog. Happy Pink Saturday to you. Peggy x

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Kathy; Oh I love the Pink throw with daisy's,,,, and those pillow cases,,, wow beautiful... my goodness she did have a great talent... such wonderful treasures.... Happy Pink Saturday..

Pink Hugs;
Alaura

Atelier de Charo said...

Oh So gorgeous crochet!!! Very beautiful work.

Happy Pink Saturday!!
Hugs
Charo

Bernideen said...

I feel a lot of comfort here!!!

Natasha said...

I just wish I was that talented...these are so beautiful. I still have a few things that my grandmother knitted for me somewhere...I really should find them!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Sir and Miss said...

Oh, I love pink! Your blog is inspiring and refreshing. I am feeling completely revived after visiting you. Can't wait for your next post:)

Holly
x

p.s. Thanks for stopping by 3 Sisters, 365.

Laurie said...

What a delight to have such beautiful treasures from these women! I still have quite a few pieces made by my grandmothers, and my mother made baby quilts for our 2 girls.

Your bleeding heart is gorgeous. Things are slow growing here and is is so nice to see what is blooming in other places.

Your blog always blesses me.
Laurie