Saturday, March 28, 2009

Vintage scrap self-challenge

Yes, I have won yet another pile of someone else's unwanted scraps. This batch had an intriguing assortment of vintage (early '60's???) pieces that appear to be fabric samples as they are all the same size and include different colorways of the same prints. Some are quite pretty, others less so. I tried to sort them into groupings of somewhat coordinated colors as the assortment taken as a whole to do anything with. I have an idea for one of the groups, the one with the warmer colors, but don't want to cut into those babies just yet. Click on the pictures to see them in all their dubious glory.

Fairie Feet

I'm hosting a swap on the Fairie Goddess Mothers Yahoo group. Six of us are swapping "Fancy Funky Fairie Feet". We are paired off and each player sends a new pair of slippers in her own size to her partner. The partner has until April 30 to turn the slippers into fairie slippers and mail them back to their owner. These are my unembellished slippers, which have just arrived in Minnesota at my partner Kay's home. I can't wait to see what she does with them. I have her slippers, and will post pictures of them in progress if she promises not to peek!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A video for animal lovers...

Please watch this video.  The two tiny Chihuahua babies are currently being fostered by Just a Touch Rescue here in Rhode Island. A special web site has been set up to tell their story.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Another Snow Day

The other day I purchased a rather homely antique quilt (top picture). I love to use my antique quilts as inspiration for my own quilts, as I did for my little quilt in the lower photo. Read about my quilt, and how you can make your own little wall quilt at my other blog, New England Quilt Designers.