I started to lay out the nine-patches yesterday, just to see how they'd look with the background fabric. I managed to cut out all the setting squares, and I'm super happy with how they're all going to look together. Linda sent me over a piece of fabric she'd got last year at Carolea's in Sunnyvale. I was sad to hear that Carolea's closed recently. They had the best back porch where you could pick up some bargains. I went there when I was in the US, and I was able to get some great toile fabric for just over $3.00 US a yard.
See how easy it is for me to go off on a tangent ... I don't have much red in my stash, so for the setting triangles around the edges of the nine patches I'll get a red something from the quilt store after this month's fabric diet is done with. There's not too long to go!
Not much sewing going on in this house. I was due to go and collect my Bernie this morning, but when I called Otto told me that he just hadn't had an opportunity to look at it yet, and would I mind collecting it on Monday morning? You know, since I've had her, apart from holidays I don't think I've ever been away from her over a weekend! I'm going to have to put one of the featherweights in the sewing room. I have to sew on the weekend!
Yesterday Nancy asked about what people collect. I love her collection of cats. I collect blue and white china. Mainly Spode and Johnson Brothers, but if there is a piece that takes my fancy, I'll give that a good home too. This is the dresser that lives above our kitchen table. It's filled with the Blue Willow china I received when we were married, and the Spode Blue Italian set my Mum gave me one Christmas.
On the walls are my Spode Blue Room collection plates. I just love all of them, and even have a Blue Room clock.
This picture is looking from the kitchen table toward the hallway that leads to our bedroom and front door. I love the Spode Christmas plates, and you can see all the ones that I have! Gosh, it looks so dark in our bedroom? I must still have the curtains drawn.
I do collect other things, like old Singer sewing machines, but I don't have nearly so many of those. That may be something to share another day. Thank you for asking about our collections Nancy, who's going to be the next to share?
Ohh, I mustn't forget, a couple of people have asked me questions in comments, but without return mail addresses. I haven't forgotten about you, but I'll have to go thru and find your messages again to respond. Don't give up on me!