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Antiques and More
It's been a busy March so far with a couple of teaching trips, a fun antique weekend and spring break with the grankids. On top of all that, we FINALLY got our remodeling project done on our house - ok, almost done. Just a few minor paint touch-ups, window washing and lots of cleaning, but we're on the way. I love it! I found a few treasures to decorate our new space while in Arthur, IL at the antique shows. Here's a peek...
|Robert questioned my sanity when I snapped up the mini windmill to hang in the peak over a window in the new living room. Who doesn't love a windmill in the country? He's warming up to it.|
|A primitive bird on an oil can and a cast iron foot feed with a star - looks like a towel rack to me!|
|One of the few old quilts I found this year. I can see the possibilities for future fabric lines in the lovely prints in this gem.|
|Love, love, love the red basket! |
|This is some kind of metal rake/grader to drag and scratch the surface of the ground before planting seeds. I see it hung on the wall with a wreath over it to change for the seasons. I love the rusty patina and it has a great wooden frame. Farm implements as wall decor? Welcome to my home!|
To Omaha and beyond
To prove it hasn't been all play and no work, Robert and I spent a couple days sharing quilts and teaching workshops in Omaha, NE. Several of the ladies had most of their pinwheel blocks in rows, but this industrious quilter made a wall quilt in one day!
Then on to Sioux Falls, SD where we met a bevy of delightful ladies all ready to whip up some Mini Table Treats. In just 3 hours, this was the result - what a fun group!
In honor of the quilting ladies of South Dakota, we're offering a trio of MTT patterns for giveaway this week - Springtime, Tic Tac Stars and Gathering Basket. Comment here about your favorite springtime ritual for decorating, cleaning or gardening. I'd love to hear your tips & tricks.