Dad's mother, Louise (Louisa) Mach Krajicek was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1883, of immigrant parents from Bohemia (today, The Czech Republic). The picture of her with Dad when he was a little over a year is a great treasure. Unfortunately, Dad did not remember her, because she died following another childbirth when he was 1-1/2 years old. She was only 26 years old. It seems appropriate to post her picture on the day before Dad's birth just to remember that she loved her baby boy, and that he missed a great deal in his life because she was not there to nurture him.
We did some crazy quilting last month, and this was a trial one for me. I did not do the detail embroidery that I wanted to do because of lack of time; the sewing machine embroidery is not up to par with the find hand work that needs to be on these blocks. I'm not sure what to do with this one - it's has many errors, but at least, now I know better ways to proceed with another project.