Gifts from Liz – She was Cleaning Out

War Eagle, apple pecan, Oct 20th 117Liz was cleaning out the spare bedroom and straightening the attic closet to get the guest bedroom done for Pete’s father, Dan, who has come to spend the winter here on the mountain. She told me she was leaving some stuff in the car, but I was really surprised that she left a mahogany luggage rack with needlepoint and a miniature iris petit point framed piece. They were from her Granny Ettman’s things. Mrs. Ettman lived in Memphis and did needlework. Mama lived in Forrest City and Liz thinks they shopped at the same stores for the needlework supplies. They made several things alike. The luggage rack is just like one Mama had at one time. I remember it. Had the same daisy pattern on it. I really liked both and now am trying to find the right place for them.liz 1War Eagle, apple pecan, Oct 20th 123

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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2 Responses to Gifts from Liz – She was Cleaning Out

  1. Lorita says:

    What lovely pieces and the work is spectacular! You do need to find special places to display them. If you have a guest room, the luggage rack would a great place, but I am sure you can come up with another way to display it. The iris piece would be lovely in a shadow box with other family heirlooms. You are a lucky guy!

    • Jim Gatling says:

      Thank you! Liz is a very special person inmy life. She is the daughter of one of my best friends that died this year. She jsut took up the slack and we just enjoy each others company. She considers me family and so do I.

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