When I was at my sister's in Illinois, I decided to bring my grandmother's wedding dress home with me (with my sister's and cousin's approval). Previously, they had taken the dress to the historic village (Farming of Yesteryear) near Kiester, Minnesota for them to display at the church (Lime Creek Church) where my grandparents got married. However, they had so many dresses, that it really wasn't going to be displayed and they didn't really want it. It was then decided to bring it back to the family so we could keep it. I plan to keep it for a while and will probably give it to my GD when she is able to take it. She is 20 now and I think she will treasure it as I have.
It's a two piece dress made of satin and the fabric is in really good shape for it's age. The neckline is somewhat frayed, but that is all. My grandma was from a family of 13 children. She was the second child and the oldest daughter. My great-grandfather owned over 1,000 acres in Freeborn County, MN and also served as a member of the MN House of Representatives.
|Trim on Sleeve|
|Trim on Shoulder|
|Albert and Ingeborg Monson, married July 1, 1899 at Lime Creek Church, Freeborn County, MN|
|Civil War Block #38, Ohio Star|
|Ten Minute Table Runner|
I think the table runner took more than 10 minutes because of adding buttons and decorative stitching along the line under the buttons. I made this with Moda's Countdown to Christmas fabric that I bought at the quilt shop Beth works at in Arlington Heights, IL. She helped me pick it out. I think I'll make some other ones with my stash!