You can't put anything over on you folks. It was practically unanimous! The 2012 Designer Mystery Blog Hop mystery photo was of an antique Navajo Squash Blossom necklace.
It was indeed handed down to me from our Aunt Rita. She had an exquisite collection of Native American turquoise jewelry. Rita never married, but she was far from the typical spinster. She could out drink, out smoke, and out swear all of us. She was the family story teller and some of her tales were even true. Her colorful, long-lived life was supplemented at the end by selling off some of her pieces; yet there was still enough that the daughters of her siblings all got a heirloom. Aunt Rita never learned how to drive and pretty much walked everywhere she went (or bus or train for those very long trips). A life long bookkeeper, no one could stretch a dollar more. She adored Native Americans and wore her beloved jewelry everywhere she went. Most people assumed she was Native American, but she was just an Irish lass.
The winner (one of many of correct answers) was Robin - “It's a squash blossom necklace. My husband is from the area of the country where Navajos make these. My father-in-law made me some out of silver that I LOVE.”
Robin wins a Prairie Paisley II Layer Cake™ from the Fat Quarter Shop. Email us here, Robin and we'll get you that Layer Cake™
We would also like to send a Prairie Paisley II Charm Pack™ to Tracey Rampling - you can email us here also.
I'm back from a short trip from Burlington Ontario Canada. I did a little quilt Show and Tell at the Halton Quilters Guild. A good time was had by all. My uneventful border crossing was the cherry on top. I enjoyed myself immensely and the audience was gracious as I narrated my quilting adventures. Coincidentally - I speak fluent Canadian. I evened stopped for a break at the town of Ingersoll Ontario - which is the hometown of our dad.
Yep, that's the great photo I got as I drove by. Want to see the other great picture I got a little farther down the road. This one is for Bill......
What do you mean you can't see it? It's the infamous Wayne Gretzky Parkway outside of Brantford Ontario. Hey, I didn't want to slow down and mess up the great mileage I was getting. What is the Wayne Gretzky Parkway? Uh, just a road named after a hockey player. There really wasn't a lot to see on this stretch of highway unless you have a love affair with doughnuts . I defy you to drive down any road in Canada and not find one of these.
It's enough to make you crave a road trip.