Tuesday, October 30, 2012

All wicks trimmed....

 ..and lamps were ready to go! We had done as much storm prep as we could.
Thank goodness we did not lose power with Sandy!
Storm is still affecting our weather long after land fall in NJ. We  still have rain today and some wind.
Temps down to 43F! We have had lots of rain and wind. A lot of flooded areas.  More damage along the shore of Virginia Beach also Hampton areas.
Just grateful as could have been so much worse for us too.
My heart goes out to all those north of us dealing with so much lose.
We have family and friends west of us dealing with snow and blizzard conditions!
This storm will be remembered for many years to come!
 I made a bit of a mess today! Yes an orange mess!
 Making these cuties for DH to take to work tomorrow! Candy cookies hats! Saw on Pinterest.
Simple enough. Cookies, candy and icing. All packed up ready to go with some fun napkins!
I did cut up some shirts but that is all that happened in the sewing room!!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Good mail day...

Yesterday was a good mail day round here for sure!
 First I wanted to share where I hung the finished Inspired Pumkin Quilt. It is over sofa. Next quilt up will be a Christmas one. After the holidays an antique quilt will go back up in that spot.

 Now on to the mail! First came my wonderful giveaway win from Prairie Grove Peddler!

 I pulled this lovely bundle of fat qts out!

 Fall yumminess! Yes that is my new word! Head on over to Cheryl blog she has another giveaway going on!

Next package was my batting bolt! Now to find where it will reside in my small creating space!!!!

Don't ya just love wonderful mail days !

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Under the old bed springs...

...was found this quilt! It is not a super pretty one or even elegantly made. It is just a WELL USED QUILT! When the old beds were being taken down at Aunt Dot's this was on one bed under the horsehair mattress on old springs . These beds had been in same place since Aunt Dot, 93yrs old, was a wee gal! She never moved them from where her Mother had them.
This is the only one that I got to keep, others were taken by time I got there.

 All done by hand though. Made to be used. The hexie flowers made up of old fabrics that seem to cover several years. Some look like late 1800's others on into 1900's up through 1920's.

 All hand sewn onto old muslin sacks. The 'batting' is real cotton. It is all bunched up thick in areas.

 A close up of some of the hexies.
 Back is made up of 4 muslin sack sections. Can see the thin areas with sun coming through.
 When folded up it is a goodly size hunk of quilt!
 Here you see the ties, where fabric was joined and rust from the springs.

Pretty blues. More browns too and some dark reds. There are only four flower hexies rest are mixed  up design. Thinking maybe made by different people.
We have decided for now it will rest on DH's Great Granny Peden's low rocking chair. A true treasure to us even if not museum quality!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Went to Raleigh...

 Raleigh,NC that is on Saturday. Was a quick trip down to see Aunt Dot and Uncle Ollie. Weather was horrid. Rain and nasty all day. Trip back was just as bad.
DH's cousin took us to a shop I wanted to go to called Lone Star Mercantile.
1501 N. Main
(At the light across from Applebees)
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
(919) 557-0202
Hours: Tues-Sat 10a-6p, Sun 1p-5p, closed Monday

 The pic of the cute house they are in did not turn out! A lot of my pics did not turnout!
Anyway it is a wonderful country primitive shop. Loads of  wools, Jo Morton, Barbara Brackman, Judy Rothermel , just loads of Civil War fabrics. Patterns, books and loads of neat things for the home. They have just moved here so getting settled in. We did not have much time so could not take as long as I wished to look at everything! We plan to do another trip down early Dec so hope to be able to visit again.

 Everyone was so nice, friendly and helpful. Just like kindred spirits!
 This is just a bit of  the patterns and books.
 Upstairs are classrooms and they have quilts displayed for those.
  Inside the wool room. Loved this one!
 This is my basket fella. More wool there in the background.

 I already have this pattern . Niece is planning to help me get the stitching done.
 I have this one on my list too! Just need to do it!
 My purchases for the day. Few more things but they are gifts so can not share here.
There is a quilt in the new issue of Primitive Quilts these will be used for.
All in all enjoyed the short visit and look forward to going again.
Check out Lisa's blog and the online shop blog as well.