Tuesday, February 5, 2013
I'm dreaming of spring things to come every time I smell my lovely freesias. I had white freesia in my wedding bouquet, and after seeing some last week at the store I told Mr. Crafty World that nothing takes me back to that day like the scent of freesia. So guess who comes home from work and surprises me with a lovely bunch? I cut them short so they will hopefully last longer and put them in my sweet Meakin jug I bought at a church sale. They are on their last few days but have been such a lovely treat to smell these last few days.
I finished my cross stitch Sweetheart Sampler. Yay! After three years! Now I'm not exactly sure what to do with it. I could frame it I suppose, but as I will have to go out and find the perfect frame I suspect the work will have to sit in the "finished yet unfinished" pile of cross stitch I have in the cupboard.
This past weekend I had both Saturday and Sunday off. No one was ill so we headed back to Port Perry for a little jaunt. I was absolutely sure I was going to come home with my very own piece of Shelley chintzware; I just didn't know which piece. After much hemming and hawing I didn't actually buy any! There were too many lovely things at this little antique store that I couldn't spend all my money on just one dish. Instead I came home with a magazine from 1952; a beautifully done cross stitch dresser scarf; and a vintage quilt.
The magazine has all its pages - including lots of recipes - and does not smell like musty basement. Those are the two most important things to look for when buying vintage magazines in my opinion. Many a time have I been disappointed in an ebay purchase because of that. I wonder if my Grammie perused this same issue 60 years ago?
Buying a vintage quilt is not something I ever thought I would do. I have a number of my own, made by my own Grammie. I know the stories behind the fabrics used which I don't on a quilt made by someone else. I couldn't resist this one I saw on Saturday though - I think the pink sashing had something to do with it.
This is just half of it folded over. Stretched out it will fit a single bed. There are some really sweet fabrics in the patchwork; my favourite is the blue one in this nine patch:
I don't think I need to explain why!
On Sunday we went skating and then just puttered around the house. It was a perfect weekend in my opinion, and I hope my next full weekend off is the same.
Have a great day!