1930s Pattern Books for Home Goods

As I sorted through the 1930s pattern books from the Awesome Auction Haul, I found three books of patterns for home goods. The first two are table settings books from 1937, published by… Continue reading

1930s Pattern Books

Going through the Awesome Auction Haul of pattern books from the 1910s to the 1990s, I found that there were no books from the 1920s.  Hopefully the original owners, Minnie and Olive, were… Continue reading

ScrapHappy May 2023 — Double Dipping

I just wrote about this quilt two posts ago, but it really needed more work then, and it is made from scraps, so here it is again. This was made for an online… Continue reading

Awesome Auction Haul

This year I have been indulging in some online auctions.  I always liked going to estate sales, but lately it seems they have all moved online, and I like that even better!  I… Continue reading

The Endeavourers’ Reveal Day — Maps

Our online art quilt group, The Endeavourers, picked “maps” as this quarter’s theme. I love looking at maps and I had a lot of ideas for this one, but I finally settled on… Continue reading

How to Read a Coverlet

A reader, Carol Ruth, sent me pictures of an overshot coverlet that she inherited from her mother, and asked what I could tell her about it. Her pictures revealed a lot, and she… Continue reading

Trips I Wish I Had Been On

As I have become the family archivist, I have gotten to virtually experience world travels.  My in-laws visited many countries in the 1980s and 90s, and sometimes their tours included textile centers.  Here… Continue reading

ScrapHappy April 2023 — A Mending Story

Years ago, a fellow quilter and blogger, Paula B, was downsizing and asked me if I would like to have some of the things she had collected. Of course I said yes, and… Continue reading

ScrapHappy March 2023

I told myself THIS would be the year I would finish ALL of my unfinished objects (UFOs) before I let myself start any new projects. Okay, I would finish FIVE quilts before starting… Continue reading

Can This Quilt Be Saved?

You young people probably won’t believe it, but once upon a time, when we went to the doctor’s office, we could not bring an endless supply of entertainment with us in a device… Continue reading