Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tea cups and op shops

Carolyn on Little Bear Studio has a picture of her favourite teacup.  My Mum has a few precious teacups but I don't have a single one except these little glass ones my Nana gave me for my two little girls 30+ years ago.  She thought they could play tea parties with them... I'm sure I gave them a plastic set and put these aside.  I must give them to the girls one day but they're not very sentimental.

But I keep checking out the op shops because I found this gorgeous pattern in an Australia Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.  I think they'd make gorgeous presents. 
Today after an appointment I had an hour to go to the Salvation Army op shop.   I bought this log basket, not for logs but to put all my library books in (I always have a few in a pile on the floor) and a Crockpot recipe book at last for $2.00. 

And it's an Alison and Simon Holst one too.  Both in excellent condition

And now I'm off to begin putting that autumn quilt together.  I had a couple of emails from good quilting friends and came home with an 'idea' of making the blocks 'float'.  while checking the dashboard tonight I had a look at the freebies on Geta's Quilting Studio and Geta has a pattern for what I wanted to do.. http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/2009/04/quick-and-easy-quilt-tutorial.htmlSo all the hard work is done.  thanks Geta!

1 comment:

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

I love the glass teacups ~ how beautiful and lovely that your dear Nana gave them to you.
I used to love going around to visit her, with you. She had a lovely house and garden.
They are cute little designs in the teacups.

I hope that you are having a great week