Saturday, April 30, 2011

Next Nearly Insane Block

This is block 29 of the nearly Insane quilt.  I've been busy at work so moving slowly.  But still steadily! on this project.

I have purchased a new sewing machine (a Janome) for myself for a very important (ahem) birthday.  More later.

This block is in colors very close to the original quilt.

I am linking into Beverly's Pink Saturday meme.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

VTT: cigarette silks

Happy Vintage Thingy Thursday!  Today I am sharing two cigarette silks from early in the 20th century, perhaps 1910's to 1920's. They are of Queen Isabella of Spain and of a parakeet. The images are printed on silk and look as if they could become part of a quilt.  And that was the plan.  These were premiums or prizes to encourage women to smoke, or to encourage their husbands to smoke - if you can imagine that.  How times have changed.

Learn more about tobacco premiums HERE.

Visit Colorado Lady and see many other neat vintage items!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Pink Saturday April 23

This week Beverly suggests that we post something for spring or Easter, and it doesn't have to be pink.

Here is a vintage Easter postcard.  Note: chicks are not this cute and fluffy when they are just hatched!


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sometimes a sign of a Saturday in Spring is:

Preparing mini-cupcakes for a bake sale.  There are pink sprinkles in there, I promise.

I'm joining Beverly for Pink Saturday today.  Visit her blog and see lots of PINK.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Vintage thingy Thursday - April 14

This is a vintage card that is bigger than a postcard, and bigger than a holy card.  Yet it reminds me of a holy card.  I don't know what this is exactly, but one thing for sure, it is very vintage.   The flower on our ornamental crabapple trees will look like this in a few days I think!

 The card has a quote from Psalm 147: "He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds."

Take care everyone, and Happy Vintage Thingy Thursday.  Be sure to visit Suzanne's linky list and see who else is sharing this week.


Friday, April 8, 2011

Pink Saturday April 9

Happy Pink Saturday!  I am sharing a classic quilt block in pink and green, in classic fabrics.  It is yet another block from the Nearly Insane book.  One of these days I will finish enough blocks to make a quilt - and then set it together, and then quilt it!

Be sure to visit Beverly at How sweet the sound to see who else is sharing pink.

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