Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I was digging through my ... ahem... overloaded... closet and found a wonderful tin box I have had for... well... won't say how long.  (I am seriously nuts about tin boxes!)  I opened the lid and, oh my, fell back in time to childhood. This is what I pulled out.

I found four embroidery blocks with the pattern and an old needle card! I did these when I was still a child... I loved embroidery even back then.  I remember pressing the pattern and choosing the colors and spending h.o.u.r.s stitching these blocks!

I am not sure why I set them aside... maybe I thought they weren't really that good or they were too small for potholders. But I kept them all these years, hidden away in that wonderful tin box, taking them out occasionally and reminiscing.  Today I've decided I want to do something with them. Maybe I'll add ric-rac and frame them? Put them on an old-fashioned apron as pockets?  Maybe put them in a quilt with my collection of old hankies? 
hm... I need to sit with a cup of tea and think about it. What a fun new project to think about!

Monday, August 1, 2011

My first post!

It's August 1st, and as good a time as any to start a blog.

I finished a quilt for my daughter, Ms J, and mailed it to her the end of July. She wrote to me today saying she's been cuddling under it and loving it. Hurray!

It's a log cabin block made up of batiks and was fun to stitch up.

Ready to snuggle in the chair.
Here's a closeup of the stitching.

I think the quilter did a wonderful job... a sort of freestyle leaf pattern.  I was really pleased with it, and Mz J thinks it's "Gorgeous!!!" So it's a hit!