The subject of this wall hanging is a picture of my grandmother with her chickens that was taken on the family Minnesota farm in the 1930s. Everyone called her Granda from the time her first grandson called her that when he couldn't say Grandma. The piece measures 14" x 20" not including the hanger, which is a vintage rolling pin fitted with cotton striped tape as the means to hang it on the wall. I chose the rolling pin as a hanger because it reminds me of what a terrific baker she was. The original photo was approximately 1.5" x 1" that I scanned , enlarged and then printed on heavy weight unbleached muslin. The printed photo fabric is first sewn to a piece of floral printed flour sack and then to a vintage kitchen dish towel. A scrap of fabric with a rooster print is added to the lower left corner, four plastic yellow shank buttons along the top and two light blue plastic buttons sewn to the striped tape just above the rolling pin handles. The backing is blue and white ticking and there is a thin piece of batting between the layers.
This piece hangs in the kitchen of our Rineyville, KY cottage.