Monday, November 14, 2011


Bit late for Halloween but I'm sure you'll be surprised. Nearly 2 weeks since I posted.  I have been busy, last week only one night at home.. eek!  Always tired that week but it only happens once a month.  However my weekend had been busy too. 

 I was making a little friend for Myra to take on her trip down south on the Tranzalpine Steam Train.  Flat Ted was No 2 attempt but from a pattern!  He has a very funny head and a long neck but I reckon that's so he can see out the windows.  It's the first time I've made one but Myra thinks he's cute and he is indeed flat so he can fit in any suitcase.  He's even got the apple to keep the Dr away!  Myra had to give him some eyes.  She has a jar full!

This weekend I went to see my friend who collects buttons.  I had bought a few at a fabric sale and wanted to check out what was worth keeping etc.  Wow, three of the buttons are bought are very old and a really good find.

I paid $4 for this one which was put on a card.  I didn't think much about the card which said "boilproof"
but Ruth pointed out the card was a photocopied one and didn't belong to that button. 
My button is indeed a 'picture' button and very, very old. 
I thought the button on the right has been painted over or varnished as it doesn't quite look right.  But the plate on the back says "made in London" and I'm told its a Bimini button which again is a real collectors item.
Enough of buttons.  My friends groan when I start talking buttons haha.  I'm sure you're bored too!

On Sunday I went to a Colour Wheel workshop.  I thought I knew everything but!!
The tutor was Chris McKenna and she had some amazing beautiful quilts.  These two that I got photos of are gorgeous so I thought I'd share them.

I took along a fabric that I love but have found it hard to match up with anything. 
Maybe I'll get inspired now and start looking again.


Chris H said...

Nice to see a post from you KJ. Have fun with the colour wheel quilt.

Nanci said...

Oh someone does love colour when they do that first quilt. I would be overwhelmed! Fabulous to see.
Keep well Kayjay.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

Flat Ted is cute and I am sure he would have enjoyed the train journey with Myra.
Love all your buttons, you have some gorgeous ones.
Also neat to see the fabulous quilts.

Happy Thursday