What is that song, "Rainy Days and Monday's always get me down?"Well Monday was a washout, with flood warnings covering the state, but how could I be down?
As the rain fell to the earth and danced in puddles out in the street and thunder rumbled softly in the distance
I was snug and warm inside in one of these...
They are all quilts that belonged to my mother's side of the family. I recall them being piled high in the living room on the sofa of my grandma's house. My uncle was a night owl. He would stay up late into the night watching old movies and would often fall asleep on the sofa, wrapping himself in these. While, he has passed on, I look at these and can't help but think of late night western movies.
I just adore these quilts, and I really shouldn't even be keeping cozy in these, but these are not in great condition, they are well worn and loved.This one is my favorite. It is a signature quilt, signed by many of the townspeople of Collinsville, Alabama, some of which were family members.
Including my Great Aunt Lillian (my grandfather's sister)
And my Great Aunt Ruth (my grandmother's sister).
And look! I told you that the Univeristy of Alabama ran deep in the family....
The quilt is stitched with the year: 1926
Though, I love them all, It's my most cherished quilt.
Not only are they soft and warm, they feel like a hug from ancestors of long ago.
I love rainy days.
Need something else to warm you while you cozy under quilts? Check out my Momma's Caramel Topped Oatmeal Cake, that's some good fall food.