Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Red Signature Quilt

A few weeks ago I spotted this quilt at my local thrift store. I love the red and the signatures. looked like it was from the thirties or forties. But I talked my self out of it. I left without it, but on the way home I turned around and went back to get it. It had a twenty dollar price tag on it. I tried to bargain a little because it does have couple of condition issues. One  of the ladies said "I'm sure you can throw it in the washer and it will come out "like new". I knew right away this quilt needed rescuing.

It looks like the "Baker" ladies and "Sims" ladies had a special occasion to commemorate. Seven of the signatures belong to them. I have tried to do some research on the names but so far have not come up with much. But they don't have to worry...... I will NOT throw it in the washer.

I am linking up with Sue at "It's a very Cherry World"

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Give me a "Q" , Give me a "T", a "U" , "V", "X", "Y" and "Z"!

What does that spell? Nothing, it's the letters I need to finish my quest for completing the alphabet with initial pins. I have been collecting them now for a year and a half. I know these letters exist  because I have seen them on Etsy. I would rather hunt them down at flea markets, thrift stores and Goodwill.

I have received them  from my friend Bert, my daughter, and my Mama. Some I even purchased at Target. I am sure I will some day complete my collection.

Not sure why these are not showing up the right way. Uploaded from my iPhone.