I won this Sunbonnet Sue at the McLean QU auction last year. Carolyn pieced and hand quilted it, but she received the blocks from a friend. The Sues are made from depression era fabrics and the sashing is new reproduction fabrics. I love how the sashing is done, the off center blocks, the colors and overall feel of the quilt. My husband asked if I was going to finish the embroidery. No, I think that is part of the charm!
My husband and oldest son went with me to my parents’ house last Sunday to make pirohy (youngest son didn’t come with us - doesn’t like it, didn’t want to go make it – he’s 17). My sister and her 2 daughters came, too. They showed us a DVD of film shot in about 1940 of their hometown in Pennsylvania. At one point my 14 year old niece said, “so, what, did this guy just go around filming people coming out of buildings?” Almost, but we also saw men going in and out of the coal mines, people walking down Centre Street and my aunt as drum majorette in the high school marching bad. It was interesting to see what he chose to film, as it was quite the novelty back then.
Potato and cheese filling
Forgot to take a photo after they were cooked. We boil them and then toss in sauteed butter and onions - Yum!
My moms' cousin gave her this cookbook My grandmothers' pirohy recipe
Len, newest member of our pack
Another use for my design wall – a barricade to keep Len out of my quilting area
Puppies and teenagers…