This week I have been very busy; got a couple of crafty things done (will show next week), made a great buy and worked on cleaning the house a bit. The last part is why I’m not recording this week; seems taking down dusty curtains, cleaning out drawers and such have activated my allergies and I’m sneezing, red-eyed and voiceless.
However, I am posting slide show of the Baby POD (front and back) with close-ups of the beautiful quilting by Rainey, to whom I am forever indebted. I decided to sew the binding on by machine and found that using a decorative stitch is a great way to go.
After the POD are pictures of a great buy I made this week along with a bonus. The buy was a full-size 60+ year-old Grandmother’s flower garden quilt (which came with a quilt hanger that I haven’t put up yet (or gotten Tim to put up for me). A woman who lives nearby was selling this for her stepson’s grandmother (Mrs. Woodleigh, who is 90+ years old and has just moved into assisted living) for just $50. I couldn’t pass it up. After I got it home, the woman who sold it said she told Mrs. Woodleigh how I fell totally in love with it and the woman said she had another one she’d like to give to me. I went to pick it up and it is the beautiful yellow quilt (I can’t think of the name of the pattern). When I asked why she didn’t give these treasures to someone in the family, I was told that nobody was interested and that she was just glad they were going to someone who appreciated them. They are both hand pieced and hand quilted.