Sunday, September 30, 2012

Treasure Hunt

Years ago a relative was giving away some china left to them by another relative.  I took them home and they got tucked in the most obscure corner of an old addition on the back of my house.    This morning, I crawled under there on hand an knee (yuck) and drug out the boxes to peek inside.  It had been a long time and I did not vaguely remember what they looked like.

Each piece is wrapped in brown and brittle old newspaper, but the dishes inside look like new.  I have not uncovered all the pieces, but there is a little bit of about everything!  The back of the dishes are stamped Royal Joci, and hand decorated with 23k gold.   They wouldn't get big money on Pawn Stars, but they sure are fun.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Back to My Craft Roots

Sew!  As usual, there are just too many fabulous things on my list to make lately.  My first project was a long overdue pillow in a quilt for my daughter.

Today I finished my first rag quilt ever.  It is for someone at work.  I will definitely be making more rag quilts in the future.  Cut, cut, cut...snip, snip, snip!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hope Lights the Way

"Hope" is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all
-Emily Dickinson
BCS 4 years and counting!