In October I received a photo album from my aunt in Tennessee that had photos of the Criswells as well as other relatives. My sister flew to Tennessee for Christmas and I sent a copy of The First Year as a thank you for the photo album. It was well received and appreciated by my American cousins.
My aunt and uncle are in the process of moving to a smaller home and their family was told, take anything you want. My sister happened to see this photo frame on the wall and brought it back to Australia for me.
These are photos of Jesse Jackson Smith and Mary Criswell Smith, taken about 1870 (according to my grandmother's handwriting on the back of the picture). I will need to take the photos out of the frame to make a good copy, but I couldn't wait to share them. Do you see the carpet that Mary is standing on? It's like one of the applique patterns from the quilt. How many yards/metres of fabric would it take to make one dress? And how many petticoats are under the skirt?
Block 17 is on the website now. The fabric I used is Moda's Collections for a Cause Friendship. The ring of flowers around the centre was a nice surprise.