Sunday, October 19, 2014

some times

Some times I think I should of been born at least 60 years before I was.  I love old houses old cars and the idea of living on a farm.  I love the idea of recycling things.  I think most of all I love the life my grandmother lead.  She  use to be a mid wife for a doctor in her younger days, she ran a boarding house, was a foster mother, and raised a family, and taught me to love knitting, crocheting quilting she never could get me to love cooking though.  I am lucky, I live in the house my father built about 8 years before I was born, and I mean he built, wasn't a contractor involved like now.  This house had 8 of us living in it when I was young 3, brothers, my mother father and my grandmother and grandfather.  There is only my hubby and I now living here, 3 floor, with 3 bedrooms.  Now you would think that there is plenty of room, but there really isn't it contains "stuff" from over 60 years.  Some of it is priceless to me.  Here is a picture my grandmother painted when I was just a child.
I remember watching my grandmother paint when I was around 5, but not after that.  I do remember her making this peteitepoint for my parents,  it has hung on the living room wall for over 20 years.
It doesn't look that big here but it is.  She worked on it for years, on this large frame.

My 2 male dogs, they certainly don't keep the couch neat, ok we blame it on the dog, but it's really hubby that leaves it like this.

1 comment:

  1. we live in a house that hubby's family has lived in and built from wood on this place that has been here 160 years. have sunk all our savings into fixing it up and now are broke and it still needs work