Saturday, January 8, 2011

More Finds!

I found a couple of books I hadn't seen in a while. This one is actually my replacement copy for the one I bought almost 30 years ago which I wore out.

The quilts which were my favorites then are still my favorites.

And this is also the second copy of another book.

Somewhere I have the hard-bound copy with the Cherry Wreath quilt on the cover, but it disappeared when we moved ten years ago so I bought a new one. It may very well be lost in the boxes of stuff that's being stored in my husband's shop, but I'm not going there. Do you remember the last scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark when they're moving the Ark to the Smithsonian storage warehouse and there are boxes and boxes of stuff everywhere? That's what that part of his shop looks like. Thankfully, it's a very large shop or he wouldn't be able to get any work done. And oh, yes, that reminded me that somewhere he has his great-aunt Clara's cedar chest which needs a new top. We've had that for more than 25 years and I still don't have it to use. I'd ask him to start on it now as he retired last month but right now he's refinishing all my kitchen cabinet doors and I don't want to distract him. This book has a chapter about doll quilts. Here are some of my favorites.

And finally, I found a small ball of lime green wool that was crying to be knit into toddler socks so that's what I did. These will be going in the box for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

(I take photos of all the socks I knit on quilts I've made. See this blog, Only Socks, if you want to see more.)


Blogger Sharon said...

So much inspiration, thanks for sharing!

January 9, 2011 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Lee Prairie Designs said...

WOW! Thanks for sharing!


January 9, 2011 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger Kathie said...

small endearments is one of my favorite books, actually I love any book by Sandi Fox, lots of inspiration in her books.
I have reproduced many of those little quilts, aren't they wonderful?

January 10, 2011 at 2:37 AM  
Blogger Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

These two wonderful treasures are in my quilting library, too. They're just filled with inspiration.

January 10, 2011 at 7:54 AM  

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