Archive for the ‘Textiles’ Category

I’ve decided to buy a sewing machine.  I spent much of my morning looking through fabric with a friend (who has a deep love of textiles and will be writing a guest post soon). I spent the other part of my day looking at fabric online. Here are a few prints that might be debuting as pillows or curtains in the near future:

Waverly, One Wish Mint Julep

Premier Prints, Barber Taupe/Robin

Amy Butler Midwest Modern II, Fresh Poppies Linen

You can find all of these prints online here.


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Over the weekend my husband, Brian, and I visited both of my grandmothers (and gobs of other family members) in Midland and Odessa, Texas. We spent much of our time looking through old family pictures, something I can never seem to get enough of. Here are a few photos of my paternal grandparents, Jo and Leon Porter:

My Grandparents in 1948

My Grandparents in 1975

MJDL 2006

and in 2006.

While we were there my grandmother had me look through old linens that she and her mom had embroidered and crocheted. There were so many lovely ones I had a hard time leaving any for my cousins. Here are a few I have already started using at my own home:

The new pieces inspired me to get out a pair of pillow cases that my maternal great-grandmother embroidered for my parents as a wedding gift:

The last night we were in town, I began to covet many of the decorations in my grandmother’s home. As I looked around I thought about all the stories and memories and life that many of her belongings hold.  I began to think “Does my house look like my grandmother’s?” the answer is no, to my husband’s delight, but I know that even though it doesn’t yet…it will one day.

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