I've been out of circulation, lately. Can't say why, actually. My computer did crash and burn on me. That might have something to do with it. I still have hopes of resurrecting it... maybe. As it stands, I am sharing my sons' computer. They are quite generous, but I just seem to be at an ebb as far as writing is concerned. Maybe I'll pick back up again when the weather cools. I miss beebopping around to everyone's sites and getting all inspired by your many talents.
This is this month's find. It was at an antique shop- the same shop where I found that Grandmother's flower garden, I am a sucker for a red quilt and old ones are not so easy to come by. There is an embroidered block in this top which reads:
- To Larry
- From Grandmother P
- age 75
- In the year 1955
Isn't that cool? The piecing and workmanship are excellent. All hand done with tons of inset seams. There is about 54 pieces per block. It's a little on the busy side- but what do you expect in the year 1955? And I love it that way! I have already bought the backing and as soon as I get some more thread, I'll be quilting it up. (I hate ordering thread- so expensive- but very exciting when it comes in!) What shall I quilt on it? Well, now, probably something busy...
I'm going back to that shop the 7th of September- thinking I'll have enough money saved up to get one more top- she has this simply hideous pea green one that I want in a bad kind of way. I am not too worried that it will have sold- I mentioned it was hideous, didn't I? Actually, it's a quite charming 9-patch, but the color is odd and people seem to like something a bit more traditional. My girls and I have our "girly-girl" day scheduled for that weekend. We wear dresses, paint our nails, go to the quilt show, eat at a tea room and have a great day at the park. Oh, and we go to the candy store- wouldn't want to leave that out as the girls wouldn't soon forgive me! Hope to be talking to you soon!