Sunday, September 28, 2008

Baby quilt top finished!

I just finished the quilt top for our expected granddaughter.  I was hoping to get it finished in time for my quilters guild meeting on Oct 13, but getting the top finished will have to do.  I have company coming and a trip before then, so I know I won't have time to get it quilted (I'm going to quilt it myself).  The baby shower is Nov. 1, so I will have time to quilt it before then.
My DH & I like to go to garage sales and we hadn't gone to any for months, but now, with the weather a tiny bit cooler, we decided to venture forth.  I like to look for craft items that I can use to make things to sell, or doll beds to refinish and to make bedding for.  We had some very good luck at one place where I found these cross-stitched pictures being sold very cheaply.  I got a great deal of 9 for $15!  I plan to make quilted borders for these and sell them (or keep a few).  I love cross-stitched pictures and have made many myself - they  take a lot of work, so I feel very lucky to have gotten these.

I love little doll chairs and this little rocker with the bunny was only $2!!!
The heart pillows in the basket made out of an antique quilt was only 75 cents!!!
Have a great week!  I will be binding a quilt for my oldest GS that I just got back from the quilter and will take a picture as soon as I can.  It feels good to get these two projects almost finished.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Some Very Special Treasures

The pin on this old quilt is one that my mom wore in the 50s.  I always loved this pin, so when she died I got it - noone else wanted it anyway.

My mom made this baby quilt when she was expecting her first child, my older brother (who is now 71).  I think we all used it in the crib.  I remember my little brother using it after me (I don't really remember using it myself)!  My mom loved applique.

Friday, September 19, 2008

2 more Stitcheries

The name of this Polka Dot Girls stitchery is "Sisters."  I am the one on the right and my sister is the one on the left with the cat.  She's holding only one of her three cats.  Tee Hee Hee!  I am really enjoying working on these.

This is my latest Noah's Ark BOM from Lynnette Anderson Designs .  We have a new granddaughter due in December, so I think this wall hanging will be for her.  It's not too late to start these - you can download all of them from her blog.  They are small and quick.
I have been real busy at work this week, but today the boss is gone...Yeah!!!  I can catch up & get ready for another busy day on Monday.  I took a quilt for GS#1 to the quilters this week, so I hope to be able to show you that soon.  My next project is a baby quilt for the new GD.

Have a great weekend and get lots of sewing done - or other stuff....

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Received Award

Leanne at Lizzie's Page  sent me this award!  I was very pleasantly surprised.  I met her through a trade and she lives in Australia!  It still amazes me how we can meet people this way!  Thank you, Leanne!

In turn, I will nominate 5 bloggers that I admire.  There are so many out there, but I have selected the following as ones that I always enjoy.  They are all creative and have blogs that I find very interesting and inspiring!  They are Elaine,  Joan ,  Bobbin , Wendy , and Holly .  

The Rules are:

1 Winner can put the logo on their blog

2 Put link from person you got the award from

3 Nominate 5 blogs

4 Put links to blogs

5 Leave message for nominees

I haven't shown any quilting lately, not because I haven't been doing any, though.  I do need to take some pictures, but thought I would show a couple items that I am planning to put on an Etsy site, once we get organized enough to get it set up.  I have some of these little flags and the doll quilt below which I tea dyed, made from leftovers of a doll quilt I made for a grand-niece.  I have other items made and ready to be posted also.
I have been working on a baby quilt for our expected granddaughter, and I'm getting the backing ready for a quilt for our oldest grandson.  Pictures will be on their way soon, I promise.

We are getting rain today from Ike.  Hope none of you are getting flooded out.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Vintage Thursday

Confessions of an Apron Queen hosts Vintage Thursday, so be sure to visit that blog for more vintage treasures!
These little dolls are on display in my sewing room. They were mine as a little girl. Someone my mother knew crocheted the outfits on the dolls. I haven't tried getting the clothes off to wash because they are sewn on.
Hanging below the shelf is a doll dress, slip and had that my mom made for one of my dolls.
I hope to post some quilty things soon. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Vintage Thursday

We had a copy of this book whe
n we were kids in the 50's.  My sister found this reprint somewhere and got me a copy.  
My grandma crocheted this apron - I wonder why?  It certainly isn't the type of thing she would ever use!  I don't know if anyone ever wore it, but I have it hanging on my china cabinet door knob.
Happy vintage Thursday!  Check Confessions of an Apron Queen for more vintage Thursday blogs.