Have you ever wondered how those beautiful reproduction fabrics were used when they were new? I certainly have. Thanks to Pinterest, I've found several examples of fabrics that look familiar to us in the quilt world. These three dresses are girl's dresses from the mid-1800s. Imagine a whole dress made out of that lovely fat quarter you just purchased. Wouldn't you love to see a little girl wearing that?
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
Today DH and I drove to Bailey Island and walked around Land's End a bit.
Bill ventured down to the beach while I took pics near the fisherman statue.
Then we headed over to the Giant Staircase, one of our favorite walks.
No bicycles today.
I always love this cottage. The whole walk is lined with shingled cottages, most of the a reasonable small size, not the overlarge type.
At the end of the walk, this beautiful little cove with crashing waves.
Maine is always beautiful, even in the winter.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Friday night DH and I went to an art show reception at the Brunswick Library. Bill's niece Mandy was having a show with a friend, Abigail Robbins.
Papier mache birds by Abby
Abby and Mandy
(Abby knit her sweater! Mandy crocheted her mitts!)
Handmade rubber stamps
These are small, about the size of a deck of cards
The show is open through February 28 at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.
Love this painting of a little girl by Lisi Martin. an artist from Spain.
I am embroidering a Holly Hobbie piece right now that reminds me of this lovely little girl. So sweet and a breath of summer here in the frozen north.
Here's another quilt, unfinished but close! Can't remember whose this belongs to, but she started it long ago and dug it out of the UFO bin recently and worked on it. Nice!