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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Encouraging Hearts and Home 05.13.2021

How to Make Gift Bags from Old Books, Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream, How to Crochet on Fabric, upcycle a neckline and Magnesium Oil Benefits, Uses, and a DIY Recipe are this week's featured posts!  


Hello and Welcome!

Yesterday I got the Welcoming Quilt mended. You may be wondering what exactly is a Welcoming Quilt? Well let's see, this one is 67 years old. It is stained, it is was torn, well used, and it is butter soft! 

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I came home in this quilt (new at the time, it was made in late 1954 for my early 1955 arrival.) Years later I brought my children home in this same quilt. And when the grandchildren started coming, it has brought them home as well. 


Come late May it will bring home our new grandson. I knew it needed mending, but I put it off as long as possible because I wasn't certain how to mend such a delicate item. But with the help of an old cotton hankie, sewing thread, and a thimble, the task was completed. 


It is easy to refer to this quilt as a blanket because it is made from a single piece of fabric, rather than pieces of fabric quilted together. But the layers of the quilt are kept smooth and together with knotted yarn ties, just like the way my grandmother showed me as a young girl. 

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And a little sewing thread embroidery to make this new patch part of the quilt. I can't wait to meet this little guy!

And now, it's time for this week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!

   Come and see what's new this week at Encouraging Hearts and Home, at Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.
Introducing our team of Co-hosts! 
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Thanks for joining in, we appreciate your visits, contributions, and comments!

Linda @ Apron Strings and other things.

Amy @ A Nest in the Rockies.

Jennifer @ Faithful Homestead.

Joanne @ Slices of Life.

Destiny @ Some Call it Destiny, and

Melynda @ Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household. 

Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home. We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's all shine a positive light!

   

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  1. I absolutely love the idea of a welcoming quilt! That is so incredibly sweet to use and be able to pass down.

    I really appreciate the feature on my upcycled top.

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com
    OnRockwoodLane.com

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    1. Alexandra, you are welcome. Needless to say, we are excited for the arrival!

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  2. What an amazing quilt and tradition!
    Thanks so much for featuring my Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream recipe!

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    1. Shannon, thank you for your kind words, and it was a pleasure to feature your delicious recipe!

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