Friday, August 31, 2012
I think about half of my letters were made by her descriptions; the other half I went my own way.
My sashings were cut 3 inches, finishing 2 1/2 inches. I cut 4 inch border fabrics.
I used about 5 different solid red fabrics in this quilt, giving it a dappled look.
The children depict my siblings and me, wearing clothing of scraps from my mother of outfits she sewed for us.
Measures about 56 by 62 inches.
Thank you, Cheri!
What a lovely summer diversion.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
left to right:
Marlene, Leroy, Cynthia (Meerdink), Elizabeth, Jurrien, Joel, Donald
My sisters and I are with mom, taking apart the house.
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Friday, August 03, 2012
Thursday, August 02, 2012
This quilt is for my sister who is finishing her doctorate in education.
From an application form submitted by my grandfather, Jerry Joe Dykstra, to the War Production Board requesting permission to purchase materials that were rationed. It was filed in Sioux County, Iowa and approved by the office in Chicago.
August 2, 1943 (possibly August 24, 1943)
With the present barn being very old and small, it is impossible for me to properly house my livestock, and in the winter time my stock nearly freeze, and fact of the matter is that the past winter the ears were frozen so badly on my calves that they later fell off. I have a son in the armed forces, and I feel it my duty to him and my country to produce all the food that I can, and cannot with present facilities.
This project is for a new livestock barn, I intend to tear down all of the old barn, and will salavage (sic) and use all the lumber in it that is fit to reuse.
The size of this barn will be 36' by 50' and 8ft to plate. I intend to use cement block or clay tile to the plate to save on critical material.
Below the open door is my father and his dog.
We found this form in my father's papers.