|(Kennel Quilts No. 15 and 14)|
|(Back of No. 14)|
|(No. 16 flimsy)|
I attended to this task mainly because I had to open a brand new, king-sized package of batting but only needed a smallish piece for No. 15 kennel quilt. Figured I may as well cut the batting for two things at once for economy's sake, rather than just chop a chunk out.
I think the fall colors may have had something to do with wanting to work on it, too, though. As I spread out the backing (above) on the floor and taped it down, I fell in love with it all over again. It's been out of sight and mind for nine months. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, as the saying goes. Hopefully, it won't take me that long to quilt it, but you never know.
Can you tell which is the "made" piece? It's the one on the lower right.
I've had some fun thrifting recently, too. I had a 25% off deal at Goodwill to use during the month August. It slipped my mind until the very last day of the month, when I ventured in to see what treasures may be waiting.
How 'bout some mid-century California pottery? Why yes, that will do, thank you.
Call them wings, paisleys, or a yin-yang dish. Or be functionally descriptive and call them chip-and-dip trays or a lazy susan. It's all good. Really good!
I was captivated by the color of this creamer. Another mid-century era piece in the Rhythm pattern by Homer Laughlin.
The code stamped on the bottom indicates this creamer was made in 1956.
A couple sweet books came home with me that day as well.
Last week, a friend of mine called to say he had found me a "Rembrandt" at a yard sale.
Of course, he and I know that means a vintage paint-by-number, and that's a-okay with me!
What's in those baskets, do you think? Flowers? Bunches of radishes? Berries or beets? Maybe some things are meant to be a mystery!