Friday, August 24, 2007

Loaves and Fishes

I haven't quite fallen off the edge of the world, but the school year has started again and I'm back at work. I have less time for fiber work, but I'm fortunate to have a job where I can be creative in other ways.

Before I went back to work, I decided to clear out some Christmas fabrics that I had in the drawer. When I combined them with some non-holiday but matching fabrics in my stash, I almost miraculously had enough to make these two quilts. The first one is about 30x30 inches, and the second one is larger, about 50 x60.
These photos are a bit blurry, but the close-up is clearer. I think I'll quilt these for gifts.
One of my favorite thrift stores is moving to another location so they marked almost everything down so they don't have to pack more than absolutely necessary. I got this wonderful batch of buttons for 35 cents. There are some wonderful large vintage coat buttons.

I like that some of them are not round.
In this batch, the little green buttons caught my eye. I like the metal buttons, which I use for sweaters and other garments.

Some days I just get lucky. I love getting these little gifts from the universe.

2 comments:

Susan said...

Love your fast-and-furious quiltlets.

Finn said...

Hi Barb, great little(and not so little) quilts from the drawer finding. I think that's one of the things I love the most about your way of being in the world...you have a mind that 'sees' potention and acts on it. What a great place it would be if everyone could do that...even just occasionally.
And HURRAY! a gal who understands gifts from the Universe!!!
Great button finds by the way. Hugs, Finn