Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Heirloom for the baby

This rocking chair has been in my husbands family for many many years. I do believe it belonged to his great grandmother. He was rocked in it as well as our children also. It is a very comfortable rocker. Well, it was worn, the upholstery was worn and the springs were broken so we had it repaired for our daughter as her baby gift. She did not want any repairs other than the springs and upholstery, so all the nicks, scraps and dings are all there. It creaks just like a rocker should. I like how it turned out. I will have to wait until sometime in September to rock the new baby in it. Oh that day will come fast. Don't pay any attention to to dirty rug or the shoe in the background. I have not done any house work this week. My schedule has been busy.
I joined the the Miniature Booty Swap, by The Quilting Pirate. I am excited and am leaning towards using these embroidered flowers as part of my project. I am not quite sure yet. I will ponder it a bit longer and make a final decision. I will make the roses different colors and come up with a mini quilt. We'll see, I might change my mind.
I am going to sew a few minutes before I get ready for bed. Good evening to all. Dot


11 comments:

cher said...

oh, I joined the same swap! I have to really get through this weekend before I can start thinking of my ideas for what I want to do. how fun to know you and another gal I know are part of this!

cher said...

ps...love the rocker! how very, very special-what a smart mom to be your daughter is to appreciate having this family treasure.

Gina said...

What a great heirloom that rocker is.

love and hugs xxx

loulee1 said...

What a wonderful heirloom. I love to see old furniture and hear it's stories.

Elaine Adair said...

I need to try it out - looks comfy.

Libby said...

What a cherished heirloom for your family - the new baby will be so happy to be rocked in it *s*

GailM. said...

I love that you have traditional things to hand down to the new baby. The swap sounds like a blast. I hadn't seen it until I read about it on your blog. That is something I'd love to do. I'll watch for the next one and probably sign up.

Sweet P said...

The rocking chair is gorgeous! I'm sure it will be continued to be loved.

Karol-Ann said...

Love the rocker. That is just so special. And a new baby, I bet you all must be so excited!!! Best wishes to your daughter at this wonderful time.

Wendy said...

I love your antique chair with the scratches. Have fun with the Booty swap.

Tanya said...

I'm just getting caught up on reading blogs. Wedding congratulations to you daughter!