Sunday, August 14, 2011

a special keepsake

The end of July, our son and I were visiting my parents. My mom had a pile of costume jewelery and odds and ends on the table. She is trying to figure out what to do with them. In the pile was this little silver box. I opened up..but it was empty.My grandmother's initials are carved on one side. No clue inside to what it was, but from the way the top opens, I am convinced it was a cigarette lighter. (I never remember seeing her smoke, so not sure if she did. Maybe this was something else.) Then I started looking at the design. These are FEATHERS! These will find their way into my quilting in the near future. They almost look like Zentangles. See what you think...

front of case with initials

back of case
I will use this as a needle on the lookout for a tiny pair of scissors that will fit. It fits in the palm of my hand.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Out from under

I'm here. I'm fine. I have been busy in a sad sort of way. I will be back tomorrow with something special. And maybe a bit of explaination. It has to do with a cross country air and train. An adventure of sorts. And..well..I will have to make the trip AGAIN in the next couple of weeks. BUT, I will travel by air, train AND car. WHEW! I'm tired already. In the mean time, I am prepping some hand applique for the trip and quilting madly on Lucy (the Gammill).