Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My Bedspread

Earlier, I posted about a bedspread that my Mom-Mom made for me which featured quilted scenes from my favorite books that we used to read together. I thought it would be fun to share each one because they are all so beautifully crafted.


Winnie-the-Pooh


Peter Rabbit, caught in Mr. MacGregor's garden



I don't really remember this. I remember that there was a book about a doggie who wore a bandage, but was he hurt? Blind? Related to Bret Michaels? I have no idea. When I saw this one (prominently displayed in the middle of the quilt), I got a flash of a memory of Mom-Mom reading this book and of her enjoying reading it to me... but the same flash made me think that I had feigned interest in it because she liked it so much. I'm thinking that maybe the dog WAS hurt and that's why I was lukewarm for the story. But, my memory may be failing me on this one.


The Wombles


No idea on this one. A flash of a book with this ghost, but only a flash.


This is from the Grover book from when Grover is trying to hide, but he can't and he asks the reader to just SAY he was hidden so he can win hide and seek. This book was in the same box as the bedspread, so Chloe and I have been reading it. She sort of gets that she's supposed to say she doesn't see Grover, but not really.


Clearly, this was a book about ducks. Or the ocean. Or Noah's Ark. I've got nothing.


I think we all know this one! The Very Hungry Caterpillar


I *loved* this book. And after searching Amazon, I found that it was called Mousekin's Golden House. Sadly, out of print. :-(


Snoopy & Woodstock


I vaguely remember this... another Mousekin book? (There was a series.) Or Santa Mouse?


I've got nothing on this one. Nada.


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Isn't this hella cool? I should learn to quilt.

8 comments:

grams said...

was the duck story Jemimah Pudle Duck?

Anonymous said...

The little ducks remind me of the story about Ping the little duck on the Yangtze river. Did you ever read that one? It's pretty old! Anyway, I love the quilt and the whole idea behind it - what beautiful memories (even if they're a little faded)....wish I had one like it!
Love Jen xox
Ps..When I was 4, we saw the Wombles at the shopping centre and they gave me a seedling to plant - it's now a huge tree still standing in my parents front yard. I don't know what kind of tree it is....we always called it the Womble tree!! LOL!!

Heather Kelley, Thirty-One Consultant said...

Oh, maybe it's Ping - that sounds right.

Shari said...

the witch looks exactly very similar to the witch in prince bertram the bad, but very few people own that book. i love mice books and have quite a collection, but that mouse doesn't ring any bells. i love the quilt-what a great memory for you!

Beth said...

I am going to search through all my library vendor sites to figure out the ones that you can't remember, and see what I can come up with, but LOOK at what I found for you on eBay....

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mousekins-Golden-House-Edna-Miller-vintage-/260796694503?pt=US_Childrens_Books&hash=item3cb8b1bfe7#ht_500wt_1156

The bidding is at $5.00 right now...go, go, go, go, go!!!

Beth said...

Okay. If the tree branch book is Mousekin's Christmas Eve, here's another eBay link for you...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mousekins-Christmas-Eve-Edna-Miller-1966-/390292670071?pt=Antiquarian_Collectible&hash=item5adf418677#ht_1704wt_907

$9.99 Buy it Now...

Wendy said...

Could the the ghost one beGus the Ghost? I am sure he find a baby in one of his books. WHat a wonderful quilt! I wish I would have thought of this for my own kiddos, but what a great idea I can stash away to be an awesome grammy! ;)

Heather Kelley, Thirty-One Consultant said...

Gus the Ghost. That sounds right... hmm.