There has been a steady barrage of gray, snowy days here in Michigan. They are the kind of days that make you want to stay in your jammies, curl up on the couch, and watch movie marathons with some hand stitching.
The snow doesn’t slow you down when you have kids though, and we have stayed pretty busy around here running kids to basketball games, wrestling meets, and youth groups.
Last week Mom and I had a somewhat unsuccessful sewing day. We have wanted to do a new red and white quilt for quite some time. I wanted to sew a medallion quilt with lots of pieced borders. So we set out with a Judy Niemeyer paper piecing pattern to make our center medallion. We were cracking up at our curved piecing skills, but we decided when viewed from afar our centers look just fine. We aren’t entering them in the state fair or anything so we’ll just go with it.
The first border was to be “floating squares” using square in a square blocks. But try as we might we could not get those little suckers to play nicely. Since the center leaves a lot to be desired it’s really important that the rest of the quilt be perfect. So we ordered the square in a square ruler from Quilt N Go, and decided to go antique shopping the next day instead of sewing. LOL! Shopping therapy is what we needed.
I found the sweetest little ironstone tureen for a steal to add to my rapidly growing ironstone collection.
I also picked up this lovely old music book to use for paper crafting. After I had torn several pages out for paper roses, I checked the publish date and found that it was from 1904!! I don’t have the heart to tear too many more pages out of the pretty little book!
So for now I have it sitting under my little pitcher.
Mom spotted this adorable cow creamer I’ve been wanting, and a few isles over we spotted another one for her. How fun will it be to pour tasty, fattening, french vanilla cream into my coffee with this cute guy?
There were some vintage buttons, little bunny molds, and super cool His and Hers pillow cases still in the package from JC Penny whispering my name too! I think the bunnies will be cute in a spring vignette.
So I’d say even though our sewing day wasn’t successful, our shopping trip was!
I got my Primitive Quilts and Projects magazines last week with my quilt design inside. I was beyond giddy to see it professional photographed!!
Have a wonderful day!