"High Cotton" is a Southern-American term used to reflect the best of times; a time of well being. The term originates from the rural farming community in the Antebellum (pre-Civil War) when "high cotton" meant that the crops were good and the prices, likewise, were better. It is commonly used in conjunction with several phrases such as "We're in high cotton now" or "You're in high cotton", meaning all is going very well.
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A post from me - just ME and not the Wabbit Daze Gang - LOL! I wanted to be mad at them for hi-jacking my blog but it's obvious they had a ton of fun, and hopefully you did, too, so how can I be mad? Goodness, they even had a giveaway and then informed me that I had to go shopping. LOL
Thank you so much for all your wonderful cheers, compliments and comments. Things have settled down and hopefully will remain that way. :-)
I spent Saturday in 'high cotton' - a truly blissful day! I was up and out of bed at 5:00 am and the sewing machine was humming by 6:00 am. At the end of the day I had a total of 20 blocks for my "1930's Black & White" quilt - 5 to go. woohoo! This pattern is called "1930's Black & White" and it's by Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet.These blocks are adorable but can be a bit tedious so I took a break and started a brand new project! I couldn't help it, I could see the book out of the corner of my eye and the quilt on the cover was taunting me. So, what's a girl to do? :-) This is from Kim Diehl's new book, "Simple Comforts" and the quilt is called "High Cotton". When you're making the blocks you actually make two idential blocks so I have a total of 16 blocks and need 63 for the center of the quilt. I'm making my quilt very similar Kim's but rather than 4 lights, as she has in her pattern requirements, I've chosen to use 8 lights - just wanted a little more variety. I really enjoyed making these blocks and am looking forward to doing more digging through my stash.
Thanks so much for popping in to visit with me. Come again soon!