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

Sunday, March 8, 2009

vintage patterns

Here is the fedora I sent to my friend!

everybody loves Pucci scarf!

Quilt squares anyone?

look at these vintage beauties

I don't collect vintage purses...but you would never know it!! These are really great, silver mesh, silk and beads!

recent wool blanket treasures

The blue, white, and burgundy one is from Iceland.

Of course these are some of my great finds!

more quilty loveliness

I wonder how many of these Larry knows I have picked up?

Lovely quilts

Some quilts that I have picked up recently...thought you might like to see them. A cathedral window, and a few scrappies.

thought you would like to see some cool pics...

Yes, I know it has been since June...here is my hot rod..cool, huh!!!!!!

Here I am with my darling Beloved son, he is so sweet to me!

My wonderful minnesota..I need to open it up and get a pic..get her up and running again.

And some yoyo tops of course!!! My favorite part of my collections..the textiles!!

One woman textile rescue here!