Friday, September 25, 2009

Grandma's Flower Garden

Although very well loved, and the envy of my friend in Indiana, I just adore this quilt, so much work was put into these hexagons.

Crazy Quilt Blocks

I used to be on a forum that somehow had access to a few estates as well, I bought these at an online auction they had.

Christmas Quilt Blocks

I believe I bought these from the same lady, look to be from the same estate.

Basket Top from estate sale

I got this from a lady who buys stuff from estates, I just could not resist it.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Bitty Quilts & Crocheted Rug

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'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.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

1st $$$ Sand Rail

My Daughter & husband

Monday, March 23, 2009


These are my four Singer Featherweight Sewing Machines




Monday, March 16, 2009

Benjamin and Lucinda

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.

My daughter and husband

with our 1928 hot rod!

Scrappy Quilt...lovely colors!

A great Celluloid Dresser Set

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.

Log Cabin Quilt

Wednesday, March 11, 2009