Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

Here are some of the things from my little suitcase last week, my photos never show up in the order I think they are going to so I won't try to explain what they are, but these were all a Christmas Present from My Parents a few years ago, my Mom knows I am crazy over this sort of stuff and these are all from my Grandma on my Mom's side. she was a seamstress in a small town in Wisconsin. There are more but these are some of my favorites that are in there. I can remember from the time I was little how much I loved playing with her buttons and fabric, she died when I was 16 and I never really got to quilt with her but I have all her buttons, all her handiwork (There is some hardanger in there too) but I wish I had more time to quilt with her. :) I still have all the doll clothes she made for my Barbie Dolls too. Some day I will do them for Vintage Thingie Thursday. Go check out to see everyone's Vintage Thingie's. :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

My Computer is up and running WOOOHOOO, so tonight I decided to put something good on here, I have had this suitcase since I was a little Girl (And my Little Girls have birthdays today and they are 24) so that should give you an idea how old my suitcase is, I have another one too but I will save that for another Vintage Thingie Thursday, this one is full of vintage linens as you can see. It sits in my sewing room where I see it every day, it is one of my favorite vintage things, love the star lining too. Go check out for her Vintage Thingie Thursday, there are lots of links to other peoples cool oldies but goodies too.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Lesley's (OH SO NICE 1st DD) wonderful boyfriend came and hooked up my computer for me, seems I had the wireless thing hooked up to the wrong plug in or something like that. Anyway, it is great to have it back. I missed it alot.

Yesterday I took a quilty trip down to Rosemont to the Int'l Quilt Festival. WOOHOOOO. So much fun, didn't spend much money but wish I had more time to take a 2nd trip around the vendors, it was SOOOO BUSY, I kept marking places I wanted to go back to but of course, NEVER GOT THERE, so that was a tad bit disappointing but other than that it was a great day. I got a couple of patterns and some moleskin thimble like things that I absolutely LOVE. I wanted to take pictures but everything I wanted to take pictures of had no photography signs in front of it. :( There were some beautiful quilts there tho. I also got to meet the Girls from Chatted with them a little bit about "Sophie" they are so talented and creative, I LOVE THAT THEY SHARE THEIR TALENTS!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

I am late (still no computer but it is getting closer to home, in the trunk of oldest DD's car and it should be here TOMORROW) anyway, here is my Vintage thingie for this week, this is my ANTIQUE (From the 1890's) Doll Quilt, it is hanging in my sewing room because I don't want to let the dolls have it, they will sit on it in their rocking chairs, this way it is there for everyone to see. My BFF (Toni) got it for me at a flea market for $15.00 including the hanger!!!!!!!!!! WOW, I am going junking with her from now on. LOL. LOVE IT and couldn't think of anywhere else I would rather see it. :) Jeanne

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

Didn't get my computer back yet, but figured out how to save pics on DD's computer, so here we go. This little honey came from DMIL when she moved into Assisted Living, it has a Ben Franklin Sticker on the bottom that says $1.19 on it!!!!!!!! Isn't it beautiful??? it is wooden and that is a real cameo on the front of it, inside is a locket with my Great Grandmothers photo in it and the other vintage jewelry came with the box from Grandma. It sits on the Bookshelf that my Uncle made me when I was a little girl, that is where I put alot of my oldies but goodies. :) Check out

to see the rest of the Vintage Thingie Thursday things. :)

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Still no computer so still no pictures but this weekend was 1 of our 2 quilty weekends. There are anywhere from 10-20 of us that get together, quilt, chat, eat etc. for the weekend. This weekend I only took my embroidery because I was coming home early, I got my 3rd block done and started on these, I FELL IN LOVE WITH THESE LITTLE CUTIES: Go to Free Block of the Month at the top of the page and once you get to that page see on the right it says Sophie Block of the Month, click on that and VOILA, she is TOOO CUTE, so that is what I am working on now. Also got a 40% off coupon to Michaels so I think I am going to buy myself a light box, I have been using the window (Great tool if there is enough light) but one of the girls at the retreat had a light box and what a difference that made. Then she told me they are only around $20.00 with the coupon so I am definately check that out. :) WOOOHOOO.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wed Night

Can't do Vintage Thingie because my Computer is at the fix it shop, but I am going to check out everyone else's neat stuff and if you scroll down a little there is a post about sewing spaces, if you check that out on the book shelf and on my ammo. box you can see 2 vintage sewing baskets, also my vintage rocking chair and there is plenty of other vintage stuff in there, just not big pics. :) Hope you enjoy it anyway, and everyone go check out

She is having a great moda jelly roll giveaway. :) I would wish everyone good luck but I am planning on winning so I don't want to be a bad winner. LOL.