At an antique/quilt shop I found a sweet vintage nursery embroidered quilt! It is all hand stitched and the detail is so beautiful! It took my breath away when I saw it!
I showed my mom when I got back and she started to cry as she said it is so similar to what my baby quilt looked like. I was born in Iran since my dad was working there for Boeing and that was one sentimental thing that got left when they were rushed out when the Shah was over thrown. So I don't remember my baby quilt. I feel so blessed to have found this special little quilt!
It had several large brown stains and was able to work some magic on it. I used some oxi-clean by putting a scoop full in a small amount of water and then spread it on the stains. I left it over night and then did it one more time the next morning and laid it in the sun for a couple hours. I can hardly even see where they were now. It really was like magic!
One of my favorites parts of the quilt is the binding. There are the most delicate embroidered accents on a beautiful solid aqua.
At the same shop I found these lovely vintage feedsack squares. They are in the loveliest reds, aquas and pinks! The numbers are stitched onto the stack that tells how many squares are in each one. It makes me wonder what project she had in mind for them. I'm planning on making some 3/4 inch hexies with them.
Here is one of the antique shops in the Amana Colonies. They had quite a few antique shops...so much fun!!
A sweet vintage book and a couple vintage feedsack rag balls. I want to make a small rag rug and maybe do strips of the feedsack with strips of a white solid. Has anyone made one before or know of any good tutorials?
This is another one of my favorite finds...a vintage nursery rhyme brush-n-palette set. It is in such lovely condition! There are about 20 pages of nursery stories and only one has been painted on. I thought I'd scan them and clean them up a bit and offer them as an embroidery set. :)
I'm always looking for vintage hankies. I really love these ones.
A pair of crocheted boy and girl pot holders. Aren't they adorable!!
I have been working on my star hexagon paper pieces here and there too. It is the perfect project since I don't have my sewing machine. :)
Earlier in the week we spent part of the day in Nauvoo. It is one of my favorite places. We got there a little later in the day so missed some of the activities I wanted to do so am hoping to go back once more before we leave.
My mom and my little guys in Nauvoo.
Some sweet fabric has arrived since I've been out of town. My husband and sil are helping with the shop so these pictures were taken by them. :) A few more Sweet Shoppe fabric to add to the ones I already had.
The beautiful Antique Flower in Pastel has finally arrived! Yippee! Doesn't it look so lovely! I can't wait to see it when I get back.
I hope everyone has had a lovely week and enjoys their week-end!! Happy Friday, my friends!