Monday, April 26, 2010

I've known this sweet friend for years and she is always cooking lovely smelling stuff when I run by there.  LOL, look around her blog and try to win her recipes.~   I'm sure they'll delight!

Monday, April 19, 2010

An entire sheet being given away!

Jen has another blogger gifting those of us who enjoy vintage sheets (VS) again:


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Jen, from here posted another giveaway.

My friend took me to the Chicago International Quiltshow. It was amazing and OVERWHELMING. I have SO many ideas I'll be sharing bits of...later.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Need sheets?

The sheets I found today! Oooooeeee, aren't they pretty!?!?!
I have another vintage sheet (VS) swap I get to participate in. And, I've found a lovely little blog for such fun. Jen has been working SO hard to make vintage sheet swappers a cozy little home. Check out the giveaways she has organized for everyday:

Oooo...I hope I win! I'm participating in Jen's 5" charm swap too.~

I went shopping out of town today and found the vintage sheets to swap. It is SUCH a thrill walking up to the sheets section of a thrift store and trying not to run like a child to a candy store. And, then to find a few pretties and see how inexpensively some can be found. Delightful...but ***WARNING*** it is VERY addictive and takes up room! I'm concerned that at this price and with the kind of addictive thrill it brings, I may never have time to sew the pretties together instead choosing to seek MORE sheets!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

My memory sheet quilt

Ta Da! Ds helped me get the photo of the quilt in the last post up for ya'll. I love comfy, soft and cozy. I backed it with a cotton vintage sheet and quilted it with wavy lines. Yes, my teens are dragging it in magnolia blossoms, but that's okay, because they stood a LONG time 'til I could figure the camera out!

Sheets and memories.

It's as lovely a day as it comes here today.~ Sunny and up to 84 degrees. My 6yo is bugging to swim.

I have my fat quarters for the swap more than half ready and am enjoying the neatly folded vintage look of them mixed together. They are a DELIGHT to work with. I've been buying sheets from the Salvation Army and Goodwill GALORE, but found a whole bunch in another town at a church thriftstore the other day for a quarter each pillowcase! $1 or $2 each sheet. WHOO HOO!

I almost didn't decide to use sheets in quilting, but I had a pink floral sheet from when I was a little girl that I just couldn't part with, but that doesn't work in the room decor here. I homebirthed my babies on the same blue sheet (one from clearance with a dye problem in one corner so it wouldn't matter if it stained) and washed it over and over, but it is still in great shape with NO staining. It's been washed and washed, but still is in great shape and, now, it has so many sweet memories of my long labors, but there won't be more, it went into my quilt. And, the sheet from the first night of our honeymoon and our newlywed years had some edges that were like new when I was sorting out the linen closet...certainly some good memories of whispered words and sweet loving come from those scraps in my quilt. LOL, I'll say it, this is my blog, passion is remembered when I look at that print!

I'm positive my darling man wouldn't have ANY idea why any of those scraps are romantic to me. Except for a heart pillowcase with his name embroidered on that I made him for Valentine's Day long ago, he's NEVER noticed linen at all. I love that I care though. I love that I can look at each square and remember snuggling a sweet smelling wet newborn or my sister HATING the pink floral of our old victorian bedroom we shared three to the bed. Rich memories of snuggles and smells...good peaceful smells remembered. I love to finger each piece and put words to what it makes me think of.

Will the new quilts I make from traded vintage sheets make me wonder about the people who slept under them? Or, will they remind me of other things in my life? I can't wait to see!

I have another swap coming up from 5" charms too...I intend to swap 500! Won't that be an amazing quilt!

I'm off to play with, "vintage" sheets, Lucy~

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Resurrection Sunday

I'm up late cleaning up the kitchen and waiting to secretly set up baskets for the children and my husband. We've NEVER once done that because my darling man didn't want Easter to be about candy and treats, but I decided they needed that treat this year when I found cute baskets for a dime each...I bought 10 baskets, one for each of my children, even the adults, and one for dh. Some of them are getting a pair of socks and a bit of candy. But, I think it'll be fun, and hope they'll like it. I tried a few jolly rancher jelly beans...Ooooeee, YUM! That SOLD ME on setting up baskets this year! I delighted in getting an Easter basket when I was a child...I hope this works out as well.
I likely wouldn't sleep if I were in bed. My oldest dd, 19yo Joy, called because she is sick and also upset about a speeding ticket and life being hard to get kick started. Things have been rough for her lately. Her roommate is on a trip, and I'm praying she gets a good night's sleep and is recuperated in the AM. She's been working two jobs...too much. She's thinking she'll move back home and go to college from there.

I'm looking forward to doing the sheet swap on here
When Oh, Fransson did one last year, I missed out, but have been watching for sheets at thriftstores ever since. I think I will easily get 80 fat quarters to swap out! Look at this fun photo of the type sheets swapped out previously

My guild is swapping 6" charms of I Spy fabrics and I'm cutting florals for a postcard size (4.5" by 6.5") swap on I'd better finish getting organized quick!

I hope your Sunday is full of loving family and peace. Time to CELEBRATE! He is risen!

Blessings, Lucy~