Friday, November 17, 2006
Doll Trunks and Quilts
When I got back into quilting in the late 90s--after being away from it for about 25 years--I felt so rusty. Plus quilting techniques had changed so-o-o much in those years--for the better! So I decided to start out with smallish items. Since I love antique doll trunks, I made a few doll quilts to go with them! Today I noticed that I had not refolded them in a long time. There are several others scattered around the house, but I took these out to start with. I will vacuum them (with my Dust Buster), lightly press them and then refold them to change the creases around. While they are definitely NOT anything special or heirloom, I hate when quilts get those permanent creases in them! Yesterday was my mini-group and we always have a great time together. The Opportunity Quilt (mentioned in earlier posts) is still with the machine quilter. We are starting to get a bit nervous as it will still need to be bound and labeled and photographed before the December guild meeting. Fingers are crossed that it will soon be back to us! In our mini-group we always bring our own lunch and the hostess provides dessert and beverages. Works out well for us. Yesterday the hostess served a most delicious Pumpkin Caramel Pound Cake. You can get the recipe at crisco.com. It was yummy, yummy, yummy. And why wouldn't it be??? It contained Smucker's Hot Caramel Ice Cream Topping---both in the cake and the glaze!!! Suspend all knowledge of calories on this one!