Friday, February 12, 2010

I'm a sucker for an orphan...

Lonely cats, battered crumbly books, dingy, floppy-headed stuffed animals, and now it looks like my adoption services have been expanded to include shabby, holey, frayed quilts. I noticed it last week at the 'everything's half price' thrift shop, where it caught my eye with its look of those already-tattered childhood quilts I remember from the 60s and 70s. Still, it wasn't what I was after, and what would I do with it? I think the price then would have been $15, which could have been spent more wisely elsewhere, and probably was. Today, though, it was still on my mind, so when I passed that way again I gave in to the urge to stop in, just to see. I reckoned it would be long gone. It wasn't. There it hung in its "seen much, much better days" faded glory, and with a reduced price that meant I ended up giving $8 to bring it home.
What to do with it, I haven't a plan, but at least I can revel in its lovely fabrics, and Miss Blue made it feel right at home. A few more pictures can be found on my flickr page.

In productive news, 8 new pendants were completed and delivered to Istvan Gallery, in time for tonight's opening reception. Here are a few.


  1. $8? Amazing! What a find! And those necklaces are, what talent.

    I stopped over here and wanted to thank you for entering my giveaway for the altered book (at and also share - I simpy can't imagine my little one being 18 years old. :)

  2. Well, at the very least it will make a nice bed for Miss Blue. Thanks for stopping by my giveaway. Your pendants are wonderful!

  3. I love quilts and the man in that one is great!

  4. Hi - I'm returning your visit from the One World One Heart event, just in time to catch your photo of your striking jewelry! Wow. And your quilt find is a beauty.

  5. thanks for stopping by my blog (in the giveaway) you mentioned you are from OK with a Welch hubby, my man is from Tulsa, OK (me, Ireland), nice to meet you. Your jewelry is really lovely!


  6. Clarissa! I can't find your address anywhere, and I need to send you your soldered "prize!" Please contact me--thanks!

  7. Oh, I won! Kate, I can't access your profile or blog from your link; it looks like we're stuck in limbo!