A box came in the mail for me….It was from Diane in Michigan along with a lovely letter.
I am thrilled that Diane thought of me with such wonderful fabrics.
I know this sounds crazy but in all the hub-bub of my life, I didn’t even remember what I was planning on sewing!! I didn’t know what projects were on the burner…or the back burner for that matter. I did know that I did need to finish Georgia’s baby quilt but that is all I could remember.
Well Diane reminded me…my Oregon or Bust quilt. It’s a Bonnie Hunter quilt in her Scraps and Shirttails II book. She sent these..I need oranges and blues so this is great!
She also sent some black and white stripe for another quilt I was collecting for….again, PERFECT!
…and look at this….CALICOS! Diane sent a back story of inheriting these from her Aunt. I’m so thrilled she went on and shared them with me. I’ve been collecting old calicos with no pattern in mind. She explained that someone she knows did Bonnie Hunter’s Carolina Chain with them. WOW. That sounds perfect.
So I’m going to keep collecting. I have used LOTS of calico browns in the past to make a Pfernuse quilt. Here’s a picture of that one. Read the whole story about that HERE.
Here’s a close up see the brown calicos.
I just mixed them with the other browns and they were perfect. Many of the creams were calicos too.
Enough of that…more goodies from Diane. Things for the kiddos…
Including TWO old flip phones. Oh my. The kids are going to be in heaven. (Yes, I take the batteries out)
They are going to adore these….and likely fight over them. I’ll probably set them aside until I get a couple more. I always scour garage sales looking for them. This is by far, the favorite toys of the kiddos.
Well Diane…you blessed everyone in my house with goodies to play with. I can’t thank you enough!!
I was wondering what you considered a calico. I have some things like that, older fabrics, etc. You might just get a box from me again. I was thrifting with my son yesterday and found a shop with a fabric section. Nothing too interesting but there was a bundle for $2.50 that looked interesting. I left it because I’m trying to destash and not collect. Maybe I’ll go back someday but it was over 100 here in Fl yesterday and this shop had little air with fans blowing.
Bonnie just announced her leaders and enders project for the next year, shoo fly blocks. So far Bonnie is just making them, hasn’t decided on an arrangement yet. She’ll end up putting the blocks in a book someday. If you have the time and interested, maybe you could start sewing shoo fly blocks.
What a wonderful surprise – especially for your kiddos!
Love and prayers
I am always so impressed by Bonnie hunter quilts Ihave one book but they seem so complicated and hard to me.
SEW nice of Diane to think of you AND the childcare kids. FUN for everyone!!!
What fun; it’s just like Christmas in July! It is so easy to lose track of projects. I recently discovered some projects including the patterns that I had totally forgotten about.