Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ok here are two photos of a blanket that was handwoven and put together by my great grandmother who was an Acadian, in New Brunswick. The wool was spun from her sheep and what ever else they had to do. She fruit dyed the borders with what I believe is cranberry juice or raspberry. I don't know how it survived all these years, but it is in great shape and we do use it at times in cold days of winter. I do cherish it.

She was a great quilter too although none of her quilts have survived due to great use. There are 4 of these and I was lucky that my mother gave me hers. There are compensations for being an only daughter besides receiving jewelery...

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