My pattern of the month for September is now available for immediate download on Etsy & Patternspot!
This table topper is made up of an assortment of yoyos placed in a pattern of a star in the center. I used a variety of blues, rosy pinks, rusts, golds & peach. A fun take along project. I just made a group of yoyos as I sat watching TV, traveling in the car, etc.
I went to a quilt show in Reno last weekend. It was big although not quite as big as the ones I've been to in California. I grabbed a few cards that had interesting products.
A bit of fabric, a small kit, a book & a pattern. I was very good & didn't spend a ton. Love the book. Two quilters went to France & shared quilty things from there.
Loved this booth. When I see my favorite colors something just pulls me to that fabric. I love rose colors, blue/turquoise & brown combined.
There was a series of quilts all in a long row that depicted Route 66 from beginning to end. I didn't snap every one but here are some of them.
Love the hot air balloons!
Love the old Woodie!
Loved the colors in this one!
After leaving the show I stopped off in Carson City for a little shopping. I always love this place in the old portion of town on Curry St. : )
Then I crossed the street to go into an antique shop - forget the name. My eye caught this trunk. It was advertised as a Wells Fargo lockbox. It was unlike any one I had seen before. I have researched them in the past because my grandpa was a Wells Fargo Express driver in San Francisco around 1910. I'd love to have one but there are very expensive.
There was a little manufacturer brass plate on the front of this one that was impossible to read. And another little brass plate on the top. Very faintly the words Wells Fargo were stamped in. Then what is with the holes on the front corners? The ones I have seen in the past are either black or green with the words "Wells Fargo Express Co" painted on them. The owner insisted this had been repainted & wanted $1600. Not for me.
Below are the ones I've seen in the past
This one was at auction for $6300! They all have padlocks on the front. I will continue to dream about owning one.
My husband 's Cowboy Action Shooting group auctioned off a cowboy boot quilt recently. I will be joining the cowboy's quilting wives tomorrow (cowgirl quilters?) . They make a few raffle quilts a year for the club. I need to dig out my traveling machine from teaching days, some neutral thread & join them tomorrow for a "piecing" day. Should be fun.
I have sooo many patterns half done. It was a daunting task. I've decided if I finish one a month till they are all done I'll be happy. I haven't been able to post photos lately, not sure what the problem is but the patterns are on my Etsy site & my Pattern Spot site. See left column.
p.s. Just found problem: Unable to upload images with Internet Explorer 10 as it is not supported at this time. Soooo I'll use another browser for now. Left this info here in case anyone else is having the same problem. Next I can post the photos of the quilt show I recently attended!
Well, we went to my husband's cowboy action shooting event near Fernley' NV. This dry camping with no generator is for the birds. Time to go generator shopping! A girlfriend told me there was a quilt shop about a mile from here. I couldn't believe it - a darling quilt shop way out here in the boonies! I mean, this wasn't in town, this was out on a lonely long unpopulated road with wild horses around.
Freddie has had a rough life. He is my first teddy bear. My parents gave him to me when I was a toddler. One night I woke up in my bunk bed & thought he was walking from the foot of the bed up to me. I screamed & my parents came in. They took Freddie away. I didn't know where he went but was afraid of him. Years later I thought about him off & on & wished I had him back.
About 50+ years later when we were moving my mom out of her house my husband came across a burlap bag in the garage up on a rafter. He turned it upside down & down tumbled Freddie & my Steiff dog Sparky, Ginny's pup.
Poor Freddie's eyes had fallen out & he was pretty musty. After giving him a good bath, glueing on new eyes, touching up his nose & mouth color, he is back. Now he sits on my bed & doesn't sleep walk any more & Sparky sits on my desk.
Sparky is not as old as Freddie. Sparky must have been "bagged" around 1960.