Wednesday, April 8, 2009

This is what "not to do" with vintage cranberry glass. I always thought cranberry glass was actually that colour but I found out the hard way it is not. I picked this really cute vase up at an antique store last week and unpacked it yesterday. It was perfect before I got it. I had some hot soapy water in the sink from cleaning up some other dishes I had bought earlier and thought I would put this vase in the water to soak off the price sticker. I left it there for a while and forgot about it. When I went back hours later I found this vase with the paint all bubbled and it peeled off when I touched it. I don't know if it's because I left it for so long, because of the soap or because there was a bit of Javex in the sink. I won't make that mistake again! I like shabby chic and I am finding there is another common term used... "chippy shabby chic". I think I will still use this vase and call it my chippy shabby chic mistake! Live and Learn..I guess I learned my "something new" today.
This is a close up of one of the blocks. The fancy stitching is all done with yarn and the whole quilt is 'tied'.

Auction Find

I found this quilt at the auction the other night and decided I had to have it. I have always been intrigued by the crazy quilts . I have not made one yet myself and I don't own any others. This one is pieced (appliqued curved) with mainly flannels and wools with some cottons. The cotton prints look very old and I do not believe them to be reproduction. The batting is strange and I am guessing it's wool. I would not call the batting lumpy but it has thick and thin spots and the quilt is extremely heavy for it's size.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

What a Nice Surprise!

What a nice surprise I received yesterday. One of my regular customers and friend came to visit yesterday to drop off some projects and she brought these for me. When I asked her why she said "just cause"! Isn't that nice. Thanks, Linda (no blog). I think they brought the sunshine with them. Yesterday was miserably cold and wet and today it's sunny. She didn't know this but these are one of my favourite flowers. They are so big, beautiful and happy.

They make me smile when I look at them.

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