From Louise’s Garden Sew Along


“From Louise’s Garden” Sew Along Setting

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Dear  Friends, It is with bittersweet emotions that I compose this last blog for our “From Louise’s Garden” Sew Along.  I hope that you have enjoyed stitching this series as much as I have enjoyed designing each weekly block and the final instructions for the setting design. The Moosettes and I have enjoyed looking at […]

‘From Louise’s Garden’ Sew Along Block #12

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Dear Friends, Our local Sarpy County Fair in Springfield, NE is fast approaching. The past several weeks I have been mentoring an up and coming 4-Her with her quilt entry for the county fair. This is Ellie’s fifth quilt, each one becoming more advanced as her skills have improved. She has done a terrific job […]

‘From Louise’s Garden’ Sew Along Block #11

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Dear Friends, I was checking out Grandma Louise’s journal to see what she was doing in her life in this phase of summer. It appears that June and July were busy months outside of the house.   There are very few recipes or notes about the weather. Karyl, one of our Moosettes, brought in fresh […]

‘From Louise’s Garden’ Sew Along Block #10

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Dear Friends, Grandma loved berries; especially strawberries.   She spent hours in her strawberry patch.   She would make sure that the weeds were pulled so that there was space for the new runners from the original plants to become established for next year’s crop.   If it didn’t rain she would make sure that […]

‘From Louise’s Garden’ Sew Along Block #9

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Dear Friends, Grandma Louise must have liked experimenting, aka auditioning ice cream recipes.   There are numerous ice cream recipes in her journal.  Did you notice the ice cream recipe along with the cherry cake in last week’s photo?   What would Grandma think of the selection of ice creams, gelatos and yogurts in the […]

‘From Louise’s Garden’ Sew Along Block #8

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Dear Friends, This past week the Moosettes and I were browsing through Grandma Louise’s journal to see what she may have been doing in June.  We found a Cherry Cake recipe dated July 4, 1947 on page 113 of her journal.  Slipped in between pages 113-114 there is a piece of paper written in her […]

‘From Louise’s Garden’ Sew Along Block #7

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Dear Friends, My Grandma Louise always had hollyhocks blooming during the hot months of summer.  The hollyhocks were in an area next to the wash house.  By the time us grandkids came along the wash house was no longer used for that purpose. I remember it being full of gardening equipment, old galvanized buckets and […]

‘From Louise’s Garden’ Sew Along Block #6

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Dear Friends, Mr Moose and I love to entertain. Last week we entertained the neighborhood rabbits to a fine dinner of tender young seedlings that had emerged from the toil of Mr Moose’s labors this spring. Off to the farm supply store to buy fencing before replanting! Next, we entertained the raccoons around the bird […]

‘From Louise’s Garden’ Sew Along Block #5

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Dear Friends, “May 26…50 degrees, cloudy and rainy. Very chilly. Using lettuce and radish. Peas blooming.” These words are handwritten on page 136 (also hand numbered) of Grandma Louise’s home journal, a journal she started before my mom was born.  There is also a recipe for Chocolate Cake on the same page.  It must have […]