The very sweet and talented Lurline sent me a lovely gifty this week. Unexpected really. She blogged about making it for a special someone but I dared not to hope it was me.
Lurline has been making wonderful pincushions and showing them on her blog. I've been admiring them.
And she sent me this Pink Lady! What a beautiful apple. Thank you so much Lurline. It has a very special place on my little display of pin cushions I love too much to stick with pins! Lurline makes wonderful stuff. Go say hi to her. Those quilters down under are so incredibly talented. Lurline is involved in an amazing block of the month.To kick off my Fabulous Fabric Friday I wanted to show you some little bits of fabric that I am using for a wedding quilt for a very special girl. Shhh. I would show you more but it is too lovely to expose too much too soon. I purchased the fabric on the bottom of the pile from Kimberly. She has a great vintage fabric online shop. I go there just to browse at least once a week. Everything is tempting. Kimberly also has a blog. A wonderful blog. And Kimberly very generously sent some fabric gifties along to use in the quilt for the bride and groom. Thank you so so much Kimberly. If you only knew how many times I looked at the fabric before getting it!
Another gifty to show for FFF is this winter village scene from . . . who else? Flora! I have one more project to make with my left over Christmas cottages. And I'm going to use this winter scene fabric. Thank you Flora! I'm going to be really sad to finish my Christmas exchange block projects when I am done with them. But when I get them out at Christmas think of how happy they will make me.
Now I have more vintage fabric to show for FFF today. This is some fabric I got from Donna Flower when she had a sale last month for past customers. I allowed myself some vintage extravagance because I am planning pattern projects around them.
Here is another Donna Flower find. Can you believe this! I've also been visiting this fabric regularly before snatching a bit.
More vintage Donna from her sale. I wouldn't of course, but I would wear this fabric every day I love it so much.
Does anyone remember me complaining that I was out of this fabric? It is vintage fabric I've had for quite a long time. I've used it in project after project. Well this is really a new piece of this fabric. It isn't in as good a shape. And it is a different texture - more of a bark cloth than a cotton. Not quite as nice as its lovely sister from my stash. But I'm not complaining because I got it on the super cheap. Right after I said "wah I want more". I found it! Sometimes we are just in the right place at the right time and this was it. It is a little worn, but still in very good condition. Now I hate to cut into it!
My gosh I hope my kids don't see this "after picture" from their pioneer trek posted on our blog. They will kill me. Candace told me not to miss the opportunity to get an "after picture". Thanks so much for the advice Candace. Someday they will thank me for capturing the moment, I'm sure. Some of that color is sunburn but most of it is dirt. You should see their feet. I took pictures so they could remember. I have to tell you I was worried about blisters in Mason the most but he didn't get any. And he trained in his new shoes the least. Laurie and Jamie had so many huge blisters I couldn't believe it. And Laurie has a huge sunburn blister on her ear. They had a good time though and it was a very growing experience. They cannot understand how pioneers could walk like that day after day after day after day from the Midwest to Utah with only as much food per day as big as a fist. The kids showered, ate and promptly all fell asleep.
Today is Pioneer Day in Utah. It is a state holiday when we remember the sacrifices of those that went before us to create a lovely state to live in and a rich heritage. I have a precious pioneer heritage on my mother Freda's side. Here is a photo of my grandparents, Peter and Delecty Freda's parents. And here is a photo of Delecty (my grandmother) and her family. Delecty has her arm on her mother's shoulder. It was Delecty and Peter's families that made the long trek west. I'm very grateful my my kids had a chance to appreciate that for a few days.