Sunday, July 15, 2012

Love and Kisses Quilt Block

     I found the pattern for this 6" Love and Kisses block in 5,500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone. 
     In these diary entries, the Woodbury family has traveled back home to be together to celebrate the holidays.  Hattie's older sisters Mary (with husband Lester and daughters Helen and Ruth), Eva (with husband George and children) and Ruth have come from Washington state.  Frank is Hattie's beau.  He has asked her to marry him, but she has not given him an answer yet.  
Saturday, November 25, 1916 -
"It just now struck ten.  I am the last to retire, but I had a brief nap this afternoon.  Mary isn't feeling very well.  I was just now in the bathroom with her - she was sick at her stomach.  She fell part way down stairs this afternoon, and that hurt her some.

"Ruth and I have been crocheting all evening, and even Helen has to try to do the same.  She sure is cute.  She wants to help with everything - sweep, wipe dishes or dust - and this afternoon she tried to assist Grace with picking the chickens. 

"Mary just now peeped in and wondered why I wasn't in bed.  I'm going this minute."

Sunday, November 26, 1916 -
"Just as we were finishing dinner (after church), the Poppenhoe's and Mrs. Hand came.  Their car had broken down, and they were a little late.  We fixed lunch for them, and they had a nice but brief visit with us.  I think Mrs. Hand is delightful.  She gave me so many ideas about writing, and I think I'll really try my hand at it.  I just wish I could earn some money of my own!

"Frank came about 5:30 and Lester went up and got Eva and her children, so we had quite a table full at supper.  I led the League tonight.  We had a pretty good meeting in spite of the fact that the lights went out and the preacher and the Gospel Team were at Zion.  I dismissed soon after 8:30, so we got home before 9 o'clock.  Mrs. Mc gave me a sprig of mistletoe, then she began whispering to Frank, so I told her I would pin it right on the top of my hat."

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  1. I wonder how long it took for your grandmother to put your grandfather out of his misery of waiting for a reply---guess I will hide and watch.

    Lovely block and an appropriate block with mentioning the mistletoe.

  2. I love the colors together in this block...and yes..I too am curious about how long it takes Frank to make his move!

  3. Love the story about the mistletoe!!Another lovely block! So cheerful (I think I say that every time, but your blocks just cheer me right up!!


  4. These colors are so cheerful and pretty together!!

  5. I really like this block. It is very cute. Also, I find that red and blue make some very exciting blocks.


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