Friday, February 4, 2011

Aunt Cynthy Got it Right!

I'd rather piece as eat, and I'd rather patch as piece, but I take natcherally delight in quilting'….. Whenst I war a new-married woman with children round my feet, hit 'peraed like I'd git so wearied

I couldn't take delight in nothing: and I'd git ill to my man and the children, and what do you reckon I done them times?

I just put down the breeches I was patchin' and tuk out my quilt squar'. Hit wuz better than prayin', child, hit wuz reason.

Aunt Cynthy…1900

Check out this post from Patchwork Posse
Her post is about a book and the history of women in Art, but I remember the times when my husband ( who is definitely a keeper) would say to me. "Go Quilt!"   He meant go do something that relaxes and destresses you, so you will quit being so grouchy.     This little tidbit of prose sums up my feelings exactly.


Barb said...

Your husband is a keeper. Some men just don't realize that most of us women (visa versa) need an outlet, a creative outlet. Your husband gets it.

Whosies said...

thanks for sharing it-- she was quite wonderful and expressed it just so. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow...that's so amazing...and love the old photo too!

P. said...

I love this quote and the picture. Reminds me of my grandma.