Thursday, July 2, 2009

~~ Feedsacks ... Let Freedom Ring ~~

In honor of our heroes who fought for our freedom ... the veterans of WWII. The top feedsack is a Kents Cloth made by Percy Kent & Co., that is stamped on the selvage edge & a highly sought after but hard to find feedsack. I love the Liberty Bell feedsack print, may it continue to ring forever.

Our men fought valiantly for our freedoms. Remember our men that have gone before us in wars & those that continue to protect our rights & freedoms for this great nation. We are in deep gratitude forever. May God lift His hands to protect our fighting men from harm & cradle the souls of those that have gone before us.

In a My Folks & World War II book by Capper Press it tells of a story entitled Feedsacks & Soldier Sons. (a few excerpts)

... everything was rationed (sugar, coffee; they couldn't even buy any material to make dresses). It took 2 or 3 100 lb. chicken food sacks to make a dress, sometimes trading with a neighbor if they needed one. Fabric was hard to find. Sheer nylon hose (stockings) were rarely found. Even wooden clothespins were rare finds, so they used big safety pins to hand clothes on the line.

We are a nation that is very fortunate ... as my husband says over & over from his worldwide travels to countries of various states ... 'We do not know how blessed we are.'

Don't miss the story preceding this one on Eddie Rickenbacker ... it is awesome.

Happy FREEDOM day ... enjoy the 4th. TTFN ~ Marydon & Harold


  1. I love those feedsacks! You're right. May we never forget how lucky we are to have the freedoms and rights that we do! Happy 4th!

  2. Beautiful fabric. Wishing you and Harold a blessed weekend.

  3. Marydon, What a great post. You are so right, we owe so much to those who fought for our freedom. Our past should connect to our present, but somehow we lose track of what our holidays are all about. My MIL is a quilter and would love to have some of these fabrics. Thanks for coming to visit GrannyMountain this morning. Have a safe 4th!
    joy c.

  4. I did look up the post on you in the Quilt Magazine.What you are doing is unigue and I am so glad to meet you and have you as a blogger buddy.

  5. I love the Liberty Bell feedsack...great reminder for us and our Freedoms. Thanks for sharing it.

  6. Really like the patterns.

    May you have a sparkling 4th of July!
    God Bless,

  7. I was fortunate enough to have my great-grandmother until I was 12 years old. She lived with us for a while and she also would babysit so I spent a lot of time with her. She was born in 1882 and died in 1968. She had been through it all. I loved her stories and her toughness. She lived through the depression after all. She would not throw anything out and would always make do with what she had. She taught me to sew and how to make pies and to this day I haven't had pie crust that could match hers. I learned many life-long valuable lessons from her and I think the most important thing I learned from her was appreciation.
    xxoo, Susan

  8. Hi Marydon, both feedsacks are lovely and I love what they stand for. We are indeed so blessed. I pray that we turn our faces back to God.

    Happy July Fourth to you and your family.

    Blessings, Barb

  9. You are very right Marydon. We are a very blessed nation, and don't realize how good we have it.

  10. Hi Marydon,
    Thank you!!
    You have a very Happy 4TH!!

  11. Hi Marydon!
    Thanks 4 stopping by Tatttered Goods to post your lovely comments. You never need to ask me if you can post Gods word, after all He commands it ;)Please stop bt anytime and do have a great evening!


  12. Very good post! Amen ...we do not know how blessed we are and we do take a lot for granted.
    Blessings and Happy 4th weekend!!

  13. Hi Marydon, we are very blessed and as I grow older I take our freedom and liberties less for granted. I am very grateful for those that sacrificed much so that we may enjoy.
    The feedsacks are wonderful and I loved learning a bit about them....Happy Freedom Day to you too...hugs, Linda

  14. Hi Marydon, Yes we are very blessed. Love the feedsacks and reading the info about them.

    Have a wonderful 4th of July with good health, happiness and love always be yours.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  15. Happy 4th of July! Thank you!

  16. The feedsacks would be lots of fun to make something out of. I don't know that I would want a dress! Maybe a cute skirt for summer or a tablecloth? I think we are very blessed to live here too, even if we don't always agree with everything that's happening in our Country at any given moment. At least we have the freedom to complain, protest and make changes!

  17. Those are awesome feedsacks!! Happy 4th to you!
    ♥ Teresa

  18. These remind me of a quilt my grandmother made when her family was young. It was torn and tattered by the time it was handed down to me, but I sewed up four little hearts out of what I could salvage from it. They remind me of her and her big heart. What a blessing she was in my life. Thanks for your post! Happy 4th! Karen