|80 templates, ready to sew|
|80 templates, in the process of being sewn|
|partially finished block|
|leaf squares from Marilyn|
Marilyn gave me three leaf blocks she had left over from a quilt and pillows. Her friends made the blocks for her as a goodbye gift when she moved. I'm going to make binder covers with the blocks. I've printed off the manuals for my treadle sewing machines (and other old sewing machines) and I've put all of the info into binders. The binders aren't pretty, but, they are very functional. Now they will be pretty, too! Thanks Marilyn! Aren't friends sweet!
The roses are just a bonus! I bought them for myself. I thought they would look nice in my kitchen at the engagement party. The edges are crinkly. I thought they were unusual and pretty. I love roses! My mother is from Tyler, Texas, and it is the Rose capitol. They still have the Rose Parade and festival every year. I haven't been since I was a child, but, I have great memories of it. One of these days I'll go back.