Sunday, February 21, 2010
Posted by Katherine at 6:04 PM
Monday, February 15, 2010
Please hop over to visit Christine at Preferably Prim! She's offering a generous giveaway to celebrate her 100th post. Adorable bunnies, and beautiful stitcheries to remind us to hang in there, Spring is coming! Make sure to read through her blog. Lots of great photos, and definitely one of my favorites.
Posted by Katherine at 10:46 AM
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I love old quilts! I have several single quilt blocks that I've gathered over the years. I've picked them up at flea markets and antique stores, and a few at the TS. It feels a little sad to see part of someone's unfinished quilt, and I wonder what happened to the rest, and why it wasn't completed. So they always have to come home with me if they are reasonably priced. I finally decided to do something with them. This week I've been on the hunt for some square picture frames. Any excuse to go to a thrift store, right? I managed to find just one frame out of 4 stores, but it was the right size for my favorite block, the red basket. It was hard to get a good photo with the glass and the gloomy weather-it's a nice deep red, and the white parts are naturally aged to perfection! I found this block in an antique store in Lebanon Ohio, nearly 20 years ago. My husband and I spent a Sunday afternoon there, having lunch and browsing the antique stores. We didn't have much extra money then, so after a nice lunch, that little red block was probably all I could afford that day. Everything was so expensive, but I have the best memories of that day. It's a shame that it's taken SO long for me to do something with it. These will all go in my guest room. The simple nine patch blocks are pretty sturdy, so I may make them into throw pillows for the bed . I don't know the name of the other one, but it's really well done and aged so nicely too.
Posted by Katherine at 12:34 PM