Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Cristmas In the Village Green.....

...Is the free pattern for today.  If you have won before, give someone else a chance to receive a free pattern.  Thank you.  Email me at norma@timelesstraditionsquilts.com, do not forget to include your address.  The pattern will go to the early bird this time.

Christmas In the Village Green.

The mode of transportation, the camel, would be all decked out in this finery, for the bride on her wedding day.

Recall the camel knee pads from yesterday.....all the details covered, for the special occasion.

Now, we see the special preparations for the nursery.

Notice that the hems are unhemmed hoping to not stunt the child's growth.

"Make it a habit to tell people thank you.  To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return."  -Ralph Marston

Monday, December 11, 2017

Woodland Gathering......

......is a free pattern to be given away today.  It will be sent to the 10th responder!  Please remember to include your address.

This quilt hangs over my fire place.  I look forward to bringing it out every winter.  It is called, The Journey Begins, and is a Needle Love pattern.

I am back at the museum, and to the Sacred Scraps display.

The curtain served a dual purpose.....not only privacy, but providing beauty.

Itty bitsy, teensy weensy, piecing!  All scraps were used....nothing to waste.

Knee pads for the camel.  Attention to detail for the wedding was a common detail.

In considering gifts and gift giving, I look around me and understand that I've been gifted with a thousand gifts......to numerous to count.  A reminder, that we always find what we are looking for.

Have a wonderful start to your week. :-)

Friday, December 8, 2017

Simply Vintage....

.....by Quilt Mania, sent me this picture from the upcoming publication.

The Red Cross quilt.

More itsy bitsy flying geese and the square in a square tiny blocks. Just amazing!

We can see that they use patterns similar to what we use.....actually very much like what we use.

I would hope that baby did not spit up on these spectacular collars.

The border on this reminds me of the border on the Jane Sickle quilt.

To be used on the camel that would carry the bride.

This mirror holder reminds me of the things we make , needle keeps, things to carry our sewing around in, pretty holders for knitting needles, the list goes on and on.  Women wanting to surround themselves with beautiful things which they make with their hands, and so that they have something that lasts beyond the day to day housekeeping.

I hope you find this as interesting and as fascinating as I have.  I will have more to share on the next blog.

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." -Rumi

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Crafted byHand.....

During my travels last summer, I took two photos of some exceptional hand work were which were framed.

The first was this croqueted piece.....I thought it a charming piece of art.

I am thrilled someone valued these doilies enough to preserve them behind glass.  The workmanship was incredibly intricate and beautiful.  You never know what you might find in an antique store.

 First of all, I love Log Cabin quilts......always have and always will......especially old ones.  This is a piece of artwork I'd love to have hanging in my home.

Now, we move to the International Quilt Study Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.

One of the exhibit rooms was dedicated to this amazing display as follows.

Notice those itsy bitsy little flying geese.

Women the world over express their desire to create and work with needle and thread in different ways.

I will have more to share from this exhibit tomorrow.

"There is no end of craving.  Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness.  Therefore, acquire contentment."