Friday, September 25, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Tiny hand stitched quilt from Karin~
This precious little quilt (13"x15") is so detailed. I'm so honored that she made
it for me. Not signed...Karin, you need to do that on your creations.
Made from 100 yr old men's kimonos by a well known Japanese quilter who was
a friend of mothers. It's 15"x 20". Fabrics are coarse, more like a hand woven muslin
texture. Feels like cotton, but I can't be sure. If I find her address, I'll mail her and
ask for more details.
Color is not right..it's more of a dark burgandy than pink/red. 4ft x 6 ft. I've been trying
to be really good, but for $3, I couldn't pass it up. It's made of cotton, so is lightweight.
It seems to buckle in the middle, but if I walk on it, it smoothes out. Someone spent
a lot of time making and it was donated to Salvation Army.
Posted by Bonne at 6:09 PM
Monday, March 23, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Benjamin and Lucinda were made for me in the early 90's by a vendor at the TN
Homecoming in Oak Ridge TN. Hard to see all the details. Lucinda has her crazy
quilt, wears her heart on her sleeve, has a tiny yoyo bracelet, a button necklace,
her leather pouch in her pocket with a love letter from Benjamin and a tiny bunny
made from a tatted hanky. She wears antique spectacles and an antique childs
Benjy has his slingshot and a bag of rocks for it, wears antique childs clothing and
has leather shoes. Not sure which of them came with the 1910 embroidered crazy
quilt heart pillow.
Another bunny was made for me first that I loved. My sister liked her and asked for
one to be made for her. The crafter made two, but Linda did not like Benjy, so only
bought Lucinda. Then she decided Lucinda should live with me because of her
needlework, so we traded. In the meantime, Benjy wrote love letters to Lucinda
expressing how he was "pining" for her. You know I had to buy Benjamin so they
could be together. If I had my first love back, she should have hers too. They've
been side by side ever since.
Feed sacks were used for their bodies and all clothing and accessories are vintage
or antique. I think they're quite special and they live in the computer room to be
part of the family. Had them long before a single Boyds Bear.
I don't think this was ever used. The box is in poor shape, but it's also 80 yrs old.
A few spots on the celluloid, which is typical. Mirror still in like new shape, no
discoloration at all. Brush, comb, mirror, two glass jars, shoe button hook, nail
file, cuticle shaper and buffer. Finding complete sets still in the box are few and far between.