Monday, April 30, 2012

Flea Market Foundlings

I love going to find some kind of amazing treasure at my sort of local flea market. This time, like last time i brought home another orphan quilt. I can not walk away from a good one. They just want a new home.

This one was from the 30's or 40's with some really adorable feed sacks mixed in, and all hand done. I fell in love on the spot!

My other find was this red wire basket. It will eventually be made  into my new dining room lighting fixture (flip it over), but until then i thought it would do a fine and dandy job of holding some of my jelly rolls. I have to say, it is doing a really bang up job.

ps, this new blogger thing stinks!


Thursday, April 5, 2012

First Projects

Mitchell has been asking to sew for some time now....i was not putting him off for any real reason, but when he asked again last night the time just felt right, and i knew the project he was wanting to make would only take a little bit of time!!! So, off to the sewing closet we went to pick fabric!

He is a natural....i talked him through it for a few minutes , then he got his rhythm and he was off. The seams are even straight!!

I don't know about you but this picture screams to me.....

"Yeah i know i am crazy...look at me....i can sew! Wanna mess with that!"

In other sewing news, the hand sewing on my Ruby quilt has been moving pretty slow. i forgot how long hand work can take. I wanted to get it done for a special persons birthday next week....i don't think i will make it but i am going to keep trying.

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