Spent a few delightful days with my two sisters this week! "Baby" Sister and I took off in her Grand Prix with her XM radio blaring 50s music and went to southern Missouri to visit "Big" Sister---yep, I'm a middle child!!! And doesn't that just explain a lot?!? We hit every antique mall we could find and ate every meal out---who could ask for more? Well, maybe a quilt shop would have been nice, but neither of them are into the crafty side of life. We really need to get together more often. The only downside to this was that I missed out on Primitives of the Midwest and a chance to meet up with fellow bloggers Quiltgranny, A Simple Girl and Quilting With Ragdolls---would love to have done that!!!! Maybe next time....
I have been enjoying Laura's doll quilts so much at Pine Ridge Quilter that I thought I'd post a photo of a recent one I made.
I am so-o-o enjoying mixing hand embroidery with piecing right now. The patterns for the Itsy Bitsy Spider were found here. Aren't they cute??? And so childlike. Even though the designer used them on a skirt (equally cute!), to me they were crying out to be on a doll quilt!!!!
Another collection (bet you're getting tired of these, huh?) are my little tin dishes. I don't have many. They are outrageously high at antique shows and on eBay. But they are such a fond remembrance of growing up 40s style. We had so many tea parties and mud pie bakeries in the back yard. And, of course, my own tin dishes did not survive the rain and rust LOL! I am thankful to whoever took better care of theirs so I could enjoy them!