Thursday, August 30, 2012

Back in the studio....

This week I finally sat down at the sewing machine again!  For the past few weeks my quilting has been limited to perusing magazines and cruising blogs.  It was just too difficult to focus with a sick husband, a sick dog, and a sick me.  

But things are getting better!  My DH went to the office for a few hours the past couple days which allowed me a bit of time to try and get things back to normal.  Still a ways to go but I did finish his birthday quilt top...now I remember why I don't make a lot of king size quilts!  Putting borders on them is brutal!

Today I even got to slip out for a quilt bee with my quilt.  One of the members brought a box.  It belonged to a friend's grandmother and she asked her to make something with the pieces.

Isn't this piece of Alice and Wonderland fabric great!

Dating all of this is pretty easy...lots of paperwork with dates on it!

Even the box itself is interesting...


13 comments:

Ali Honey said...

That is some really old fabric there...does it smell awful - often if stored that long it gets so, so musty.
I'm glad you and hubby are feeling a bit better.

knitnoid said...

"Olathe" got my attention. I had no idea that there was a boot manufacture in town. Turns out they moved to Texas in 2001...Learn something new everyday.

Nifty Quilts said...

Really glad things are looking up for all of you. Congratulations on that gorgeous king size. We all know that's what helped your hubby feel better.

Patty ♣ said...

I was so happy to see you back! Glad for you to have things settling down!
I do hope that ALL of your family continues on to great healthy days ahead!

straythreads said...

Glad everyone is on the mend. Don't you just love old fabric it really tells a story.
Ann

dianne said...

DH's quilt is AWESOME - it's no wonder he's on the mend!

Karen said...

Missed your blog posts. Glad things are getting back to normal and you are all recuperating!

Betty Lou said...

Such wonderful pieces of history in those boxes and in the boxes themselves. Have fun going through them. Glad both you and hubby are getting back to normal. Beautiful king quilt.

Quilter Kathy said...

Hoe you are all getting better.
Enjoy the wonderful box of fabric!

Janet O. said...

I'm glad things are looking up for you all, healthwise.
What a treasure trove of old fabrics. Would love to dive through that. : )

sewkalico said...

His quilt is going to be great (and huge!) Glad you're getting out and about!

Tonya Ricucci said...

that box of fabric is a treasure trove. love that Alice fabric!

Purple Pam said...

I agree with you. Putting those borders on a king size quilt is brutal.