27 July 2016

on the line and over the rails

Over the rails,

on the rack,

and on the line.

Antique and vintage quilts for sale,every Saturday morning at the Brickworks Farmers Market. 

21 July 2016

Whats this?

This pretty.tied,  1930s comforter was going no where, so I decided to unpick it and try to sell the fabric.

A shame and a bit of a fiddle as it  was closely tied and neatly finished. I thought there might have been an old wool blanket inside,

but, whats this? A nice antique quilt, albeit in VERY cutter condition, with the edges in tatters.

Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns compiled by Barbara Brackman  ( my favorite  quilt historian )  # 1806a  ' Rolling Stone'

14 July 2016

Update on scarves!

Surely you didn't think I had given up on my scarf collections?
Some recent additions are

 A Liberty silk scarf with an unusual logo, looks like a royal warrant. I shall go to the Liberty Facebook page and see if I can get more information. Must have an organizing and count up day of this collection.

A very pretty Richard Allen ( goes in my Jacqmar box) with the added value of a  mourned Triminghams label.

Two new Hermes.' Qalamdan 'is in perfect condition and it will look good with my brown winter suit. Who the hell would throw it out??

A faintly stained 'Flottille' that I particularly like as it reminds me of a couple of other early Hermes in this group,

And, of course, quite a few more interesting pieces that are making their way into my etsy shop. 

26 June 2016

Strawberry moon

It must have been the strawberry moon that helped me get my mojo back

and mending quilts at the cabin this week. ( Thank you Lynn )

  A simple 1930s - 40s Hourglass or Worlds Fair with lots of country charm just needs a rebind.

Some scraps of linen from the same time period will do the trick, I hope.

Off the needles my usual 1940s baby Beehive pattern. 

I actually paid retail for the creme cotton and I hated it!  A wash, block and some vintage wood buttons sewn on when I get back to the city.

On the needles, same pattern,  with some yarn I picked up at a garage sale last weekend.

  I don't  much like working with this either, but, at least the price was right.

Both my daughters and DIL are avid readers so there is never a shortage of books to read.

23 June 2016

Can you believe it?

Can you believe it?

I have actually made 333 sales in this Etsy shop of mine...my slowest shop.

 Oh,..I admit my photos are pretty bad, but, I do have some neat stuff IMO.


19 June 2016

Lost trees

The water level  on The Georgian Bay of Lake Huron is a good couple of feet higher this year.

We have lost lots of trees by the shore....drowned.......sigh.

 However, there is lots of healthy growth on trees away from the water.

I guess our small island will survive.

Back to quilts when I get my mojo back.

12 June 2016

Ethnic stuff

Putting together a little collection of   textile folk art ....for want of a better word.

That splash of red may look good at the front of my Saturday market stall,

and perhaps some knowledgeable customers will educate me.

I'll let you know.

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