Friday, June 1, 2012

Another day, another finished quilt project.

 I was UNPLEASANTLY surprised to discover I have Lyme Disease.  Too much time spent outside I guess.  But I wanted to and needed to work in my garden.  I guess I will have to be more watchful.  It was caught pretty early so a three week course of antibiotics should take care of it....  At least the doctor thinks so.
So back too better things.... like my sewing machine!

The little quilt I showed a few days ago is finished.  I have to admit it feels awfully good to be able to say finished!
 And here it is....  now, what shall I work on next..............................
I am using it as a table topper next to my bed.  I really like it and I especially like it that it is DONE!

In case you are wondering, most of my projects these days are small.  I don't need any bed sized quilts and don't have room to quilt them easily so will continue to work on the smaller sized things.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Final Tuesday in May

Hard to believe May is already almost gone.  Also hard to believe it is "only" May with all the hot summer temps we are receiving.  But here I am with another blog entry on Tea Cup Tuesday.

This time I have chosen a pretty little set I recently added for sale in my antique shop.  The manufacturer is Crown Staffordshire.  I haven't been able to find the actual name just yet.

 The pieces I have include three cup and saucer sets (I only show two here) and a sugar and creamer.

There are lots of tiny blossoms all over it including my always favorite PANSY. 
I think the sugar and creamer are as dainty as the flowers on their sides.

Here is the mark, sorry it is so light.  According to information I found on the internet this mark was from 1930s on.  The lady I bought it from probably bought it in the 50s or 60s.  Don't know for sure.

After you visit my post today be sure to check out  these other tea posts.

                                                            ALSO: Rose Chintz Cottage

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sewing and gardening.

   I have been busy working in the yard and then sewing when I need to get in out of the heat.  I also have been fairly busy in my antique shop.  So even though I am busy I am still getting things done.

My latest sewing project is a small quilt piece that will serve as a table cover in the living room  I found the pattern somewhere on the internet... don't have any idea where now... I have the designers name AND the quilt name but can't find it anywhere.
It is called Flower Basket and was designed by Leslie Sonkin. If anyone knows anymore let me know!

And here is what I did.  It is all pieced and I hope to get the machine quilting done this next week and then the binding..
 (the little butterflies are pin heads by the way)

Come back Tuesday for my Tea Cup Tuesday entry.  I have already taken the pictures.