Saturday, January 21, 2012


I've been MIA since before Christmas.  The New Year started with alot of activity (not much of which was at home).  Finally, last weekend was three days of free schedule.  Top of my list? - Lori's Pink Lemonade doll quilt at Humble Quilts.  Saturday - picking fabric from stash (alternate print from 2000 Brackman/Thompson line - yikes!) and sewing full blocks, Sunday - setting and corner blocks, and Monday - assembling quilt top.  I named my quilt Buttermilk - combination of quilt pattern (Churn Dash) and coloration.  THANKS, LORI! 

Colorado vacation was the start to my New Year.  We take one 'off day' in the middle of the ski schedule.  We headed to Denver for a stop at Harriet's Treadle Arts.  There's usually a stop at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, but I'd already seen the current exhibit three times.  So, we stopped at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall.  It's just off the expressway - I've always wanted to check it out.  I found this unusual Fenton 'Minerva' pattern sugar bowl.

 And if you're feeling a little blue - same piece, different side.

Awhile ago I posted about the small pitcher I use to fill my iron.  Well, the Majolica pitcher now has a buddy.  This whimsical beauty is from Staffordshire, England - no maker inscription.  I tried to take pictures of each figure, but the transferware just won't render a sharp image - two frogs (one drinking tea), a jester, and a mob-capped woman holding a child.

Another first on the free day was a stop in Georgetown (historic Victorian mining town).  I love old architecture, so I'm including pictures of the Georgetown Public School and First Presbyterian Church, both completed in 1874 (and opposite each other on the same street).


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Quick Post

Happy New Year to all of you! So far, it has been a good one for me. I have spent more time in the sewing room, and have my finished blocks to share. There is a narrow strip, one row, to be added to the left, and top side to finish the design. They are sewn, but don't fit on the design wall. I sewed these in four patchs, and still need to complete the top, of course. Now that it safe and secure on the design wall, I think I'll take a short break from it to start Lori's Doll Quilt Along!