Wednesday, May 2, 2012

TAST and CQJP catch-up

This is Aunt Gladys's block.
It was at her house that the sisters met on Wednesdays to quilt. I started attending these meetings after my first daughter was born until I went back to work full time.
I love this picture of Gladys. I think she was about 16 years old. Just love the little plaid dress & scarf.

I added some pink to the blue flower on the linen. The trim is from one of the old linens. It's a commercially made lace but it's probably from the 1950s.  The embroidered flower is another one of Debra's contributions. I did a French knot on each point to straighten out the trim to its full effect. Then I did a fly stitch in between. Some of those buttons I got at an antique shop in Savannah last week. 


A little more detail. I love the way those tiny white beads look on the seam treatment. Wonder what I should do on the other side? 

Here's something interesting I spotted in Savannah. This window had a crocheted circular window treatment.  Pretty neat.

If you'd like to peruse the photos from our trip, you can find them here.

I can back to quite a but of turmoil but things have settled down a bit, and I refused to let it ruin my time off although I'm having an especially hard time getting back into the groove. Only two more days to go, however. 

Added: Here is a shot of the cute things I found at the antique shop in Savannah. All of this was about $10.00.  There are some really interesting old buttons in there.


3 comments:

  1. Interesting window! Love the look of that whole block. The lace and buttons around the picture are great.

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  2. Your block is coming along beautifully. Savannah is such a beautiful city. I was only there once but was so impressed. Unfortunately I was there for work and one of my companions did what she could to make it miserable by just being in a horrible mood the entire time. Maybe someday I can visit with better company. I hope your turmoil settles soon.

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  3. Looking pretty! Are you in a pink mood?

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