Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Saturday, October 7, 2023
I appliquéd them with 2 strands of embroidery thread.
My friend Mary, who I hand quilt with at church, said she’d love to machine quilt it for me. The back is as beautiful as the front.
Thursday, October 5, 2023
Prairie Flower, A year on the Plains, a book by Barbara Brackman of Lawrence, Kansas.
On Mother's Day 2023, I got a text from a quilter friend that I knew through our Blacksmith groups. Terri asked if I'd be interested in these 12 appliqued quilt blocks. She was given a very large basket of "works on progress" from another quilter's family. She was trying to find a good homes for some of them.
She said there was even some additional matching fabric to set it together with. When I saw they were hand appliqued, I jumped at saying Yes! They were mailed from Lakeville, Minnesota the next day by Alan, her sweet husband.
Bittersweet - January’s block
Dandelion - February’s block
Wood sorrel - March’s block
Sweet William -April’s block
Wild Rose - May’s block
Pamela Pryshepa Ronan, 64, a resident of Jackson, Twp., NJ, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Pam was born in San Francisco, CA, to the late John and Cecelia Pryshepa. She was also predeceased by her brother John (Skip) of Gazelle, CA. She is survived by her husband Kevin and her brother, Michael Pryshepa and his wife Mary Lou, of Santee, CA, many cousins, nieces, nephews, and good friends. She resided in Burlingame and Alameda, CA, and then Plymouth, Minnesota, before settling in Jackson in 2007.
Pam lived a diverse and interesting life. Placed in leg braces as a toddler, her mother enrolled her in skating classes as a form of physical therapy. This led to her lifelong passion for skating, which included touring for two years as a professional ice skater with the Ice Follies. Her post skating career included working for the IRS, Wells Fargo Bank, and ITK Communications Corp.
Her artistic side included co-ownership of Berman Studio's and Art Gallery in Burlingame, CA. She produced oil paintings, learned and taught calligraphy, and later created and taught quilting in both Minnesota, where she was a member of the MN Quilt Guild, and New Jersey.
She was also the proud publisher of books on applique and beading. On a non-profit basis she created numerous quilts and crocheted items for her family members and friends.
After moving to NJ, she continued with her quilt work but expanded to include design and creations of pins, rings, necklaces, and other pieces of jewelry. She also joined the community theatre group and supported their bi-annual shows, as well as doing volunteer work with the local Brandeis chapter. Pam also was member of the Brandeis Association.
Monday, September 4, 2023
The other day I was looking on Ebay for a postcard of Davis Baskets, (see my previous blog post). Davis Basket was near the Lake of the Ozarks. I was searching for postcards of Lake of the Ozarks.
Sometime in the 1940, my dad's brother James O. Cardwell purchased a resort at the Lake of the Ozarks. Or he could have even built it himself. I remember going there in the 50's and 60's.
The resort was named Silver King Resort. He was a vacuum salesman for the company bearing the same name. I have his business card and several other postcards.
But then I see this postcard listed for $4. It also showed the back side dated 1952 (the year of my birth). I started reading and fast forwarded to the signature. Immediately I recognized it was my dad's sister Faye! My Aunt Faye, my quilt mentor, my baking mentor, my I can do it mentor.
She had written it to her husband's cousin.
SOLD, I had to have the card.
This is another one of his cards in my collection.
This Thanksgiving card was sent by my great grandparents to my grandma and grandpa November 26, 1925.
I'm not a serious postcard collector, but I do have a book full. A lot have come from Cousin Bob and Rita when they were traveling. She finds ones that I'd have a connection with.