The block itself was easy to sew, four flying geese, 12 half square triangles, 4 rectangles and 4 squares. The fabrics are soft green and brown. (Finished block size is 12 inches.)
I had to get some more of the back story of Mary Custis Lee and visited a wonderful website, http://www.civilwarwomenblog.com/2008/11/mary-randolph-custis-lee.html . Please go there and read about an incredible woman who lived most of her life in chronic physical pain, yet lived to bless and help others.
I also love to delve into the story about the houses the women lived in. Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. is of course, a historic site in DC many Americans have visited. But did you know that before it was a national cemetery it was originally the home of Mary Custis Lee? http://arlingtonhouse.org/arlington-house/history/ . Visit this website to learn more of that story.
Here is a picture of the Lee's bedchamber. Don't you love the blue on the walls? And the white trim? I've been wanting to paint my master bedroom...I think I found my color scheme! You can learn more about the Arlington house at this website. http://www.exploring-america.com/arlington-house-the-robert-e-lee-memorial-virginia.htm
Thanks for visiting, and keep stitching! Mary