Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Some Great Finds And My Sincere Thanks

First I want to send out a HUGE thank you to everyone that has stopped by on my day of the 
Quilt maker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour. 

 You left such nice comments!  
I have not had the time to respond to all of them, you completely overwhelmed me!  
It was so nice to know that the block and quilt were so well received, thank you for your kindness.

I will be drawing a name for the magazine on Friday.  
Anyone that left a comment with a contact email address will be in the drawing!

Now on to some new stuff.  
You all know that I have been cleaning out my dad's house and getting it ready to sell. 
 I found a few things I thought I would share with all of you.  
There are more things but no photos of those yet!  

I have come to realize that my maternal grandmother was a quilter. 
 I found this gigantic yo-yo quilt while cleaning in the basement that I am assuming was made by her.  Each yo-yo is about the size of a quarter and there are thousands of them.  
I need to spread it out and get a better photo but you get the idea.


Then I found this amazing old cookie jar that is a cat head. 
 I love it!  
A good friend suggested I put it in my sewing room and keep my buttons in it. 
 I don't think I have enough buttons, but maybe thread!


I also found this old wooden puzzle that my uncle made for us when we were kids. 
 I guess I liked making quilt designs even as a child!

WQ (wooden quilts) for the technologically challenged? maybe?



I still have a little bit of work to do going though all the boxes we brought home, 
but I am making progress.  
This is what my living room looks like right now.


But it's ok because I have cats like Aiden here that love me unconditionally!



Have a wonderful day!

~XOP~


11 comments:

dianne said...

thank you - i needed to see my favorite little (cough) kitty first thing this morning!!! give my sweetie and huggie-kiss for me!!!

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dianne said...

HEY!!! how did THAT happen?!?

Jennifer Gail said...

That quilt is amazing. So much work went into that.

Tammy said...

Love the yo yo quilt.

WhoMom said...

What a treasure the yo-yo quilt is! I've been making yo-yos on and off for about a year and have 300 done, another 100 to go and I'll make a twin size quilt.
My Dad was a hoarder and I've been slowly working through all he left behind. All you can do is keep the treasures and know you were loved. Keep smiling!
Lyn

Brenda said...

Wonderful Treasures! Love both the quilt and the kitty. Cookie Jar and real kitty of coarse! How wonderful you are uncovering some treasures while you are working so hard.

margaret said...

so many treasures you are finding, the quilt is wonderful and the yoyos are still intact. Wonder how much you will be able to part with, seems to be a lot will be going into your place, is an extension to the house needed?

Kay in NJ said...

I love that puzzle your uncle made for you.

CrazyCatLady said...

Those are some GREAT finds! Love the kitty cookie jar!

Quilt n Queen said...

Super finds, the cookie jar is just the cutest, and the yo yo quilt is amazing. Treasures from the past to be treasured for many years to come. Enjoy your day!

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