Friday, October 7, 2011
I told you I would be waiting today. So instead of sitting around
I decided I would put my energy to good use.
If you want to know what Meg is having go here.
I started this little quilt last year. I got about half way
through making it and realized I hated the material.
So I just shoved the thing into my box with all of my bits
and pieces of material. I was looking for some wool and
I ran across it again, I still hate the material but it made
a good table topper so I finished it up today. I ironed it but
between taking the picture and the ironing board a kitty
found it and decided it was theirs.
I really do have this thing about pumpkins. I bought this pattern
from With Thy Needle and Thread and so I made these.
She had a nice little pin keep that went with the pattern,
and I just loved it so I stitched it up too.
It was supposed to have antique buttons on it and I did
get out the buttons.
I have my grandmother's old treadle sewing machine. Every thing was just
as she had left it when she put it out in her garage. There were
things like my grandpa's WWll things that went on his uniform.
There was old stamps to use for flour and sugar during the war.
The thing that scared me was it also had old bullets lots of different
But she also had her button box. This is it, isn't it great, a Max Factor
cold cream can.
The buttons feel like they are made of ivory and they have
a nice sound when you hold them in your hand and bounce
them up and down.
My Mom was a Campfire Girl and there are old
buttons from her uniform. Lots and lots of buttons.
I knew I needed to sew some on my pin-keep, and I did
even get one sewed on then I took it off.
I put them all back in the box.
Silly, I know, but I just couldn't. Maybe some other time.
So that is what I did today. It was a nice day.
I hope you have a very nice weekend too.