Thursday, April 28, 2011

Nana's Quilt

I recently made a quilt for a friend. She is also my grandchildren--Roman, Bella and Ada's--nana. (Their other grandmother). She loves bright fabrics and had some Mary Englebright panels that she gave to me when she recently moved. She also had a stack of pretty pre-cut black squares with tiny red flowers on them. So, I decided to add some of my fabrics, some of them from a bag of pre-cut squares that I got at an estate sale (the smallest squares in this photo.) Here's what the finished product looks like.

My granddaughter, Bella, is pictured here wrapped up in the quilt with her little friend. They enjoyed a few giggles together!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Shadows

I am so happy to see shadows, finally, even if just for a few minutes in the day!
How about you?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Vintage Fabrics!

It's Thursday and I am wondering what to put in my blog!???!!  Ever get writer's block?  Or think that you have nothing to offer?  I'm not really a chatty person, more of a thinker and planner.  So, I'm not so inclined to tell you each detail of my day, although that might be interesting to some. I have been working on a few creative items, but basically they are a repeat of some that I have already posted.

So, I thought I would tell you about a new venture of mine.  I have been filling my time with something  different for me.  I've been recycling fabrics! I go to the local thrift outlet or to an estate sale and look for fabrics and notions.  I find that many elderly people leave behind vintage fabrics and projects in various states of completion.  I have been able to find some AWESOME pieces of yardage!  Here are a few, some already sold.  I guess that there are other people out there that love vintage fabrics too!
Dotted Swiss
 Very popular, when I was growing up, for Sunday dresses!

Rural New England Scene
 This one was wonderfully patriotic with it's American Flag!
This one really got me to wondering if it had not, in fact, been some one's tablecloth back in the 40's!
I usually have to wash the fabrics because they have a musty smell.  Probably came from some one's attic or garage! But the work is well worth it to find hidden VINTAGE treasure!  I have several others in my shop, if you are interested!  

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Yesteryear Finds

On Tuesdays,  I usually spotlight some craft or sewing technique from days gone by.  But today, I want to highlight several Etsy shops that have lovely vintage items---finds Yesteryear style! 

I love old photos, this shop has lots to choose from:

Vintage Photos from VintageWarehouse

Love Vintage Style?  Lots of patterns in this shop:

vintage patterns by OpalsOwlVintage
 Vintage items, including this old spinning top:
Toy top by LJKSupplies

And my favorite, because the first movie that I ever went to see, when I was a teen, was Bambi.  My boyfriend then, my husband later, & I went to a drive-in to see it!  Do any of you even remember drive-ins?
Bambi Children's book by MyraMelinda

Friday, April 15, 2011

My Youngest Grandchildren

Since I have 25 grandchildren, occasionally I share about them. I recently visited several of the youngest. These are the children of my two youngest sons.  I couldn't resist sharing their pictures with you!

This is the youngest, Jubilee, age 4 months.

Vivi, age 2,  crashed on her bed in late afternoon

Bella, age 3.
Roman loves Spiderman, as you can tell!  It's picture day at pre-school and this is what he has decided to wear!

Twins?  Ada, nine months,  and her nana at lunch time.

LaRaya and Vivi sharing a ride!
There's another picture of LaRaya and a little story attached in my writing blog here