Monday, May 14, 2012

the Hollyhock Bride

Did you make these when you were growing up?

My only memory of my paternal grandparents' farmhouse involves me and Delia, a neighbor girl, sitting on the wood front porch steps making a hollyhock wedding party. The wedding colors were whatever colors were blooming. We'd line them up and march them in while humming the wedding march. Fun memories!
My white hollyhock plant is blooming but unfortunately, my hollyhock bride has no attendants because no other colors are blooming right now.

I hope you all had a good Mother's Day! I was able to spend the day with my daughter and husband, visit with my son and daughter-in-law in Florida and spend some time with my mom. I don't think I've shared this yet but I'm going to be a first time Grandma in fall!

In response to Linda of Flourishing Palms encouraging me to post more photos of myself on this blog, here is a 3 generation photo taken yesterday of my daughter, myself and my mother. My goodness, how did my hair get so gray? I'm actually comfortable with my hair being gray but am always surprised to see just how gray it is. In fact, I hope it turns totally white someday!

PS - Quilting, oh yes I still am! I'm half done with the clamshell quilt border and have decided to split my days between working on it and the Rocky Road to Kansas quilt. I hope to have photos of the finished clamshell quilt soon!

Later this same evening - OK, this is really strange. Go to the first picture and click on it to make it large. Do you see my hollyhock bride's happy face?!?


  1. your hollyhock bride is so cute! I didn't have them growing up -
    love your 3 generational photo - how nice!

  2. I like your picture. I too got to spend the day with my daughter and mother.

  3. Love the 3 generations pic. I have plans to take one, with my mom, when my daughter comes for a visit this summer. Congratulations! So happy to hear your news, lucky you, I so want to be a grandma, actually I think I want to be called nana (or grandma, whatever hehe)! No hollyhocks around when I was a kid, we made necklaces with clover flowers or dandelion flowers :-)

  4. So glad you had a great Mother's Day! And how nice to have a 3 generation pic! Sweet!

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my quilt on the Jubilee project blog. I've always loved orange, and this is should be in every quilt! lol

  5. No, I never made these when I was growing up, though I remember that my Grandma grew these in her beautiful flower garden. What darling things, and a lovely memory for you. Thanks for posting pictures of you, your mother and your daughter. The family resemblances are striking. Pretty ladies, all of you.