Yesterday, as you're reading this I met my aunt halfway between here and Shreveport and received all that fabric....
here's the haul. These pics were taken as I walked around the pile on our covered deck. Unfortunately the garage is full so this where it will stay till I get it all sorted out. (which will be ASAP!)
Now, I need to know how many of you might be able to use some fabric!
Here's the folks already on the list for free fabric...
Linda, does Amanda need some fabric for those dolls??
Lisa, would you or your kids like some fabric to make clothes (or doll clothes) with??
Jungle Mom, don't you have a daughter who sews??
Not only will I be going through my Grandmother's stuff, but I need to sort out my own stash so there's gonna be plenty to give away. Y'all just let me know if you'd like some.
As I open the boxes and start sorting it all out there will be more pictures to come so stay tuned!
As lagniappe for me my aunt brought me these too!
In the back standing tall are some daylillies from Grandmother's garden and some purple iris. "Louisanna Iris"
The 2 roses in front in the black pots I bought, they are "Tyler Roses" anyone out there heard of Tyler Roses? Grown in Tyler, TX....which is only about 10 miles from where we met.
The other 4 roses are cuttings off a rose bush that has been in my family for over 100 years. The earliest known owner of this rose was my Great, great Aunt Ethel. (there might be another great in there, she lived to be 102 and I lost track of the generations) When she died my Grandmother had a cutting started, then my Aunt took Grandmother's bush after she died. My aunt has since started several cuttings off this same bush and brought these to me.
Now the BEST thing about antique roses is that they SMELL GOOD!! I'm not talking stick the flower up your nose and say...oh that's nice kind of smelling. I'm talking smell it down the street and wonder what that is that smells so good kind of smelling, and they usually only bloom one rose at a time.
I can't wait to get out here with a shovel and get these babies in the ground! Gotta go buy some poop first. (manure)