|Santa block exchange block in progress|
THRIFT STORE FIND! Look what I found at a local thrift store this week. A Franciscan Desert Rose Thimble. After doing a little online research, I discovered that this is from the Franklin Mint (1980). The box is missing it's bottom. I found prices on the internet ranging from $55 to a whopping $122.50. WOW! I wanted it because my mother-in-law has a whole collection of Desert Rose, and she has turned me onto them, too. I now have a collection of my own, thanks to a co-worker of my hubby's who didn't want her grandmothers set. Did I mention that I only paid $1.61 for this thimble?
|Desert Rose Thimble|
|my parents wedding gift quilt|
I had some quilts in a quilt show last weekend. The Quilter's Dozen has a quilt show every year during the Prairie Fest in Oswego. The Quilter's Dozen is a group of hand quilters that has been meeting for years. They do lovely work. Their raffle quilt is labeled below. Look closely at the hand quilting in the center of the raffle quilt. It's beautiful. Sadly, I didn't win the raffle quilt again. I'll try again next year.
Below are many more of the quilts from the show. The show is in a tiny one room school house that is now a museum.
|Raffle quilt center|
|my Crazy quilt on rack|
|Quilter's Dozen quilt in progress|