Thursday, August 27, 2009

Baby quilt blues

As is usually the case ... if and when I get my hands on some
cash it's usually well spent at the corner thirft store.
One such store was having a 1/2 off everything sale. I managed too scarf a few needful things. One of the purchases was a sweet vintage baby blanket that when washed fell apart! Repairing it would have been a helpless endeavor so I've decided too repurpose it as the stuffing for another baby quilt. Thinking along the lines of recycled and use what you have ... I found some dotted swiss vintage blue material and another sweet patterned nautical cotton. The dotted swiss is a bit sheer so it will require one more lining peice to camoflaughe the original baby blanket so that the motif does not show through. So far I've only manged to sandwich pin the components together. I'll sew the peices together and then finish it off with knoted thread in random pattern like my mother used to do when she made us kids her poor man quilts. I'll post the finished quilt in another blog later as I'm working on several other projects at the same time. I get into those modes where I tackle a few things at a time because I get bored easily or I lose momentum due to the kids or house-work.

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I love shabby,used,chipped,white,old,vintage, antique,junky gently loved stuff. I would love to dumpster dive but I could get a citation from the county. I adore my dogs, my grand kids and bathing in my tub outside. I am sensitive, eager to make friends although self conscious about it. I am faithful and very very generous at heart. I cry over stuff sentimental and sweet. I adore April Cornell clothing (although I can't afford her stuff)and anything sheer and vintage and loose. I'd live in my pj's and never ever wear a bra again. I love the beach and dancing in public places with my grand darlings and day time babies. I adore my kids and love my hubby although I could kill him a time or two. Yard sales and thrift stores are my died and gone to heaven activities. I love to spend money on these but usually am broke.