I have nothing great to talk about these days…get ready for work, go to work, run errands, cook dinner, veg out, go to bed… lather, rinse, repeat. Doesn’t make much material for blogging.
I have been slowly plugging away at a summer weight quilt for my new bed (see above). The piecing is my favorite part. Once that is done and the border is on , I struggle with motivation. I may have to look into what is involved (effort and money wise) to hire a long arm quilter. At least for the big projects. I’m sure watching me flop around on the floor this evening, trying to make a quilt sandwich was pretty funny.
I had decided not to buy any more cabinet cards that didn’t have a full dress to look at but we can bend the rules if it only costs a dollar! Right?
She seems to be fairly well off with a fashionable dress and a big piece (or 2) of jewelry at her throat.
Blake of Blake and Edgar is possibly William Blake, who moved to Bedford Ireland in 1866. Blake’s wife, Annie, was also a photographer. Blake & Edgar photographers business began at 32 (later renumbered 74) Midland Road in 1871. It is unclear who Arthur Edgar was. Blake & Edgar moved to 38 and 40 High Street in 1897. Which fits the date on the back of the card.
In my previous 2 posts, a wrote about a flea market vendor who had a couple of bins of $1 items. At that price…why not! As well as the mechanical pencil and the pin, I got a pair of salt and pepper shakers. I don’t need them but I thought they were pretty. They are silver in color (silver plated?) and smaller in size.
Hubby and I got to a flea market a week ago and I lucked out a found a vendor that was selling random items for a $1 or 2. One item I found was a silver mechanical pencil. It might be Victorian but for a buck, it is probably more vintage than antique. That’s ok. I will look the part on a chatelaine…if ever I can get out in costume again…
I finished the crib quilt I have been working on. It will be for my grand baby to sleep with/play on when he comes to visit for the first time! The colors are wilder than his mom typically decorates in but that’s ok. It’s his blanky for grandma’s house.
If it doesn’t go back to Europe with him, I will donate it to some charity/thrift store (assuming it doesn’t get stained in the mean time.)
There is a definite trend for me to make things with TONS of color. I like color in things I make. It keeps it from being boring. My grandma was the same. Trouble is most people don’t wear or decorate in any thing wilder than neutrals! I can’t even give my crap away. Sigh!
My job WAS working with seniors who are living at home with dementia. They come spend a day with me and their peers and their primary carer gets some time off. But since COVID, all I can offer them is a weekly care package that includes a letter, some puzzles, reading material, coloring pages, jokes, candy and a small gift. Last week I made quilted postcards that they can either keep or mail to a friend.
I started a quilt for my grandson (who lives in Germany) that he can use when he is here visiting. They will be staying in our basement which is cold. I think he will be able to use it.