Monday, December 12, 2011


I love antique spools.  I think it started when I was little and had a jump rope with handles that were spools.  My "Aunt" from England brought them to me when she came to visit us in Michigan.  I'm sure that I still have it in my childhood memories tote.  When the weather gets warmer, I will have to look for it.

Anyway, the reason that I brought it up is because a customer of mine found 2 spools for me (I'm counting it as a Christmas gift).  They were quickly added to my little collection.

Thanks again John!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Rainbow quilt top finished

Shhh.  It's a Christmas present for my 10 yr old son.  He loves rainbows.
I had to go hide in my room to get a picture.  When I'm finished, I will get a better shot of it for you.
I need to piece the backing yet and get it quilted.
It is made with 2 1/2 inch strips and I randomly shifted the colors from side to side which was good because I screwed it up twice and I don't think it's noticeable because of it.
I slacked off and didn't pin any of it's a bit crooked but he will love it anyway...I'm just worried about what it will do when I quilt it.

I made it extra long so that I can tuck it in and maybe not have to make his bed every night (his other quilts are too short but he loves them).

It's been a while since my last blog because my computer was in the shop...and it's still not sounding so swell.
We've had this one for around 10 years or more and I am still trying to baby it for a little bit longer.