Can you believe it?! This morning the weather folks said we may get more ice and snow tonight! So of course my DH says we have to go out and buy more cat food...like the case of 48 we have in the closet would leave out 3 cats in desperate straits for a few days....
But on a slightly different storm tangent...it has been colder this year than most so many quilts that don't usually make it out of the closet are in regular use. One of these was an ebay "disappointment" that now is an ebay success. What?
Well, I stopped on ebay about a year ago and saw this quilt just minutes before the auction was due to end. I love this purple fabric in the sashing. I didn't read the entire description before I bid (so the fault is all mine and not the seller.) When it arrived I was surprised and a bit disappointed to see it had only recently been quilted (so no longer a circa 1900 quilt) and the quilter used a thin, mainly poly batting. The quilt went into the closet.
Forward to a cold night in January. DH takes this quilt out of the closet and asks if it is ok to put it on the bed. Sure I said, thinking it would not be used for any programs, etc. Anyway, the next morning I looked at it and decided I really like this quilt. For the same reason I bought it in the first place...love the fabrics. On the bed it is very graphic, My DH likes it because the fabrics are a bit masculine (don't tell him there are flowers in that purple fabric...he hasn't realized that yet!)
So the good news is this quilt is being used as a quilt should. Keeping us warm. I've also started to gather some shirtings, indigos, and some grays to make a repro of it for a nephew...if only I could find that purple fabric!