There is a story behind those too and Annemiek said, "The "white" one is a so called "Fries roosje". fries from Friesland, a northern province of my country. Roosje means little rose. In the old days it was used as bed linen. black roses if you were in mourning, blue for "medium" mourning and red for "normal" life. Isn't it amazing that the people not only changed the colors of their (traditional) clothing when they lost a loved one, but also their bed linen?"
"The fabric is very (old) dutch, although nowadays manufactured in Germany by Westfalen fabrics. The red one is from the same Dutch series."
It is indeed interesting to learn the cultural traditions of a country other than your own, thank you Annemiek for being so generous and sharing your gifts (and fabric) with me!!
I have been collecting red and white fabrics for a little while now but we will see how long it takes to get to it. It's in the que!!
DH is coming home from a week long vacation in very northern Canada with 3 of his uncles. It is a very remote cabin in a national forest. I went with him once and it is beautiful, but you take logging roads to the edge of the lake, put yourself and your stuff in a small row boat and go across the lake. Then you take yourself and your stuff out, portage across some land and put it all back in the boat. You then motor across another lake to the cabin. Needless to say we have not been in contact all week. It is weird. He travels all the time for work and is gone a lot but we usually talk every day. I don't think that in 25 years of marriage I have ever not spoken with him for an entire week. I have to say I don't like it and I was quite surprised to find out that it made me miss him all the more. Odd huh? Anyone else ever experience that? I am excited he is coming home tonight!!