Sunday, February 22, 2009

Talk about Vintage!

I received these ladies from an estate sale. I'm thrilled to tell you that they have found a perfect home. They are joining some of their distant relatives who are gathering together to complete a quilt for a very special woman.

My attempt at knitting

I've knitted straight scarves and blocks, but never got the courage to attempt anything that increased or decreased. When I made a mistake, there's no way I can pick up the stitch and keep going. I guess crochet is more forgiving to ripping out and starting again, so I stuck with crochet all these years.

My 2nd counted cross stitch

This has hung on a wall someplace wherever I've lived. The edges aren't bound, it's not framed, just another one of my early projects that is now a UFO.

Since I'm showing my firsts,

this was the first counted cross stitch I did, and the last one I swore I'd do. However, I did make up a design for my favorite friends saying, and one other huge name sign. I'll have to dig out that photo. It was a hundred squares an inch, I think, and the frame was about 2 feet by 1 foot.

Great Grandma's UFO

I had four of these blocks that were given to me and were made by my Great Grandmother Carey sometime in the late 1800's. I shared two with another relative, and this shows the back of one and the top of the other. These have to be one of the oldest UFOs today.

A surprise UFO!

This UnFinished Object was a great surprise to find. I have no idea what year I made it, but it was the absolute first blocks I tried to quilt on. I thought I had lost it several moves ago! Maybe there's hope finding the baby quilt center UFO.

Why I Don't Do Hand-piecing!

My first hand-pieced block of one inch squares (Postage Stamp size). I believe each row I added changed the shape of the block, so I'm going to stop here for now.