Monday, June 13, 2016


This week I finally bought a new washer/dryer.  It's been 20 years since I bought my last one. Not bad I suppose. My washer/dryer live in my garage. You know that meant I had to clean out the garage. Surprisingly, it only took the better part of a day. 

I have had a stackable washer/dryer combo for so long, that it suits me fine. After all, one person can't have that much laundry, can they?

While cleaning out the garage I ran across this among my mother's stuff.

My brother's christening dress and my christening dress. And, those are my baby shoes. I'm sure there must have been shoelaces on them at one time. But, that is nothing more than string. I know we lived in the country in Fresno; but, seriously? 

I did manage to get some sewing in this week.

A table topper for the Talking Threads Opportunity basket. Nine members made a block each.  All I did was sash it and put it together. Ready for quilting next.

And I sewed an apron and hot pads for the Wednesday Wackos Opportunity basket.
Have a good week and

Quilt happy,



Robin Quilts, etc. said...

Great job on the quilt, apron and potholders.

hetty said...

Amazing what you find when you clean up. Lots of memories. Nice new washer and dryer. And a great table topper, apron and potholders.

Needled Mom said...

Those christening gowns and shoes are treasures! I'm sure the new machines are much more efficient, Right???

Love those churn dash blocks! The apron and potholders are great too.

Karen said...

LOVE the fabric in your apron! When we got married, my husband's Mom gave me his baby their original box!

Marianne said...

You are so lucky to live in California. If we had our washer out in the garage, it would be frozen most of the year! Even though there are just two of us, I bought a big front loader last time so I could wash quilts. Everything and anything to feed the habit!

Barb said...

What a fun the apron....