Friday, September 28, 2012

::Flipping the Switch and Rebooting::

Sometimes you just have to start over. 
Yesterday I was having such a time with technology... I would imagine it happens to everybody in this day and age...but man is it frustrating. 
First the computer and camera were NOT jiving together -- 
Next my cell phone (we don't have a 'land-line') was goofing off! 

It was pretty much a simple fix. 
Just turn everything off and RE-BOOT! 

Last week Bargain Land was open... I went shopping! 
I found 3 lovely old quilts. 
I don't have any idea of the pattern names for these quilts...but they remind me of pin wheels. 

Of course...they have been used. Some have old spots on them... worn spots from snags that have probably grown in size over the years; to stains from "who knows what?"...tears, maybe, from a heart broken mother.

I can only just imagine.  

Much of the fabric is the same through out the quilts. So they were possibly made by the same person. Or perhaps sisters in the same household; learning to quilt for the very first time. 

I don't know for sure... I just know they were most definitely made in a different time. A time when technology gave you fits of a different sort. Maybe these quilts had to be sewn by very dim lights with a switch that made the loud 'CLICK' when switch off or on... Or maybe a lamp was all they had. Perhaps it was sewn sitting next to a fire; a  fire built to keep the whole house warm. 
Maybe they're not that old at all... perhaps they are only as old as I am... and were pieced together listening to 'oldies' on the radio...that at the time were 'the top ten greatest hits'. 
Maybe they aren't old after all... maybe they're just middle aged. :) 

I think no matter the 'age' we live has always been something to be reckoned with.  Sometimes I find the best way to deal with it is to just flip the switch and reboot! 

Linking here: 

Oh give thanks to the LORD for He is good; His loving-kindness is everlasting.
~Psalm 107:1


Brenda Pruitt said...

You know I LOVE the quilts! Sometime I wish we could switch off all these things and go back to those simpler times.

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

I often have to flip the switch and reboot, even on myself. Hoping that's what I'm doing now to heal this shoulder...rebooting.

Love the quilts, I'm a quilt girl, not a comforter gal.
have a great weekend,

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Beautiful quilts! Lately I've felt the need to reboot! :)

Nadine @ Chic with the Kool-Aid Mustache said...

At times it seems I reboot daily! The quilts look similar to some I have of my grandmothers.

The Farmers Daughter said...

Beautiful quilts! They're getting harder and harder to find. You got some treasures!

Lisa said...

OOOOH! beautiful! love old quilts! I just love your description of the stains..."tears, from a heartbroke Mother" are just so lovely Pat...