I found this heirloom quality quilt at a garage sale over the weekend. So surprised that anyone would dream of parting with a quilt of this quality that their family member had made. It is quilted so close with the smallest stitches, the applique is just perfect. I used to piece and quilt before my eyes went bad - I know how hard this is to do, I was never able to do this type of applique. When I bought it the lady said they found it in a box from an auction purchase. It is old and needs a really good cleaning, but scared to ruin it. Any tips for safely cleaning this?
A recent trip to Antiques Etc. was so enjoyable. If you get into OK check out this antique mall. The mall is loaded with booths and full of collectibles of all kinds. I loved this setting of pastels, so soft and cottage. I bet most everyone has seen a few of these dishes set at the table. I'm putting some pics for you to enjoy too.
I've had this old chair (wish you could see more of it, should've taken a pic just of the chair) in the garage for ages, drug it out and gave it a taste of green, I think it is ready for spring. Made some pillows for spring too, I think they would be great in a sunroom, I have some more in the works. Sometimes when I start something I do several before moving on.
I planted small clumps of daffodils here and there, this is the second year for them. They are so bright and my first blooms of spring. My friend Brenda has a whole row of them down her drive, really thick, I like that they last for a while, and really get me in the mood for spring.
Easter is fast upon us, I love it! Fond memories of dotted swiss dresses, colorful Easter baskets filled with boiled colored eggs. A day when all the cousins came together for the big hunt, we anticipated the hunt for days - admiring our new shoes and dress, our Easter basket, waiting to color the eggs...... these were fun times for us.
I love these little chicks, soooo sweet! I bet everyone remembers Easter with colored chicks - do they even do that any more? I remember the feed store having a big box filled with red, pink, green and blue chicks, it was a kids paradise for sure!