Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Vintage Thingy Thursday-Dec. 24

The cards are sent, presents purchased (but not wrapped), and kids asleep upstairs. I think. They are quiet anyway.

Even on Christmas eve, Coloradolady is running Vintage Thingy Thursday. Bless you, Colorado Lady!

My sincere message for 2010: To wish you health and happy days. Amen.


F-12 Starburst block

A Stickle block from this fall to round out December. Recall I am flogging myself by doing two quilts, one in Civil War reproduction fabrics, the other in 19th century double pink fabrics.

I paper-pieced two sections, then sewed them together, pinning to try to get the center looking good. It's all right. You can follow along with Anina at That Quilt for this part.

Then, instead of following Anina's method, I appliqued the 4 triangles to the outer edges. Someone on the main Dear Jane e-mail list suggested this (sorry, I forget who!). It seems funny as you are doing this, but will look fine when you are done.

If I don't have time to get back to this blog in the next few days, my hearty good wishes of the season, and I hope for a better 2010 for all of my 35 followers (one more in the last week! Yay!) and everyone.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Evidence that God is a quilter (or loves geometry)

Or really loves driving astronomers and atmospheric scientists bonkers.

From NASA and JPL:
PIA11682: Spring Reveals Saturn's Hexagon Jet Stream

Scientists are puzzled but quilters understand.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Vintage Thingy Thursday - petite sugarbowl

Suzanne (Colorado Lady) and everyone who plays Vintage Thingy Thursday:

You gals are a BAD influence on me. I am now noticing - and enjoying - vintage china pieces with roses and bouquets.
At a local antique mall there was a vendor who had set up a display of children's play tea sets. Cups, saucers, teapots.... adorable. And, in all sorts of styles, from Blue Willow to flowery English style.

Sitting by itself was a lonely little sugar bowl.

How can anyone resist this sweet pattern? The bottom says "Handmade Handpainted Bone China" and "Royal Stuart - Spencer Stevenson England."


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