Sunday, July 24, 2011

Something New by jenib320
Something New, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
It feels like it's been forever since I've done a regular post. I wanted to fill you all in on the happenings around here before this week gets underway, since posting will be rather scarce this week and next. On Friday we make the big drive up to Madison, WI!

I have been doing a lot of things I have to do lately, and so yesterday I decided to do something I wanted to do. And that was make myself a new camera strap cover. My old camera strap cover was starting to get really dirty! I had some decent sized scraps of Sherbet Pips leftover from my quilt and these square dots seemed like the perfect cheerful fabric for something I use everyday. I left out the pink on white print knowing how quickly it would get dirty! :)

Vintage Sheets by jenib320
Vintage Sheets, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Thank you to everyone who purchased from my shop sale! I have almost all the orders shipped or ready to be shipped. Thank you for your patience!

Vintage Quilt by jenib320
Vintage Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
While I was home this week I took some photographs of one of my favorite vintage quilts. I would really love to recreate it. Perhaps as a little quilt along this fall? You can see the whole quilt here.

Vintage Quilt by jenib320
Vintage Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Speaking of vintage quilts, I picked up this cut up vintage quilt last week for $6! It has 29 appliqued butterfly blocks still intact. I plan on taking out all the quilting and re-piecing the blocks together into a new quilt. It will be a long project but I'm really excited about it!

New Cathrineholm! by jenib320
New Cathrineholm!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I found these two Cathrineholm pieces this past week. The brown pot I paid the price at a vintage shop, but it was totally worth it. It's in lovely condition and I don't have any of that size yet. It all evened out because I found the bottom pan this afternoon at a thrift shop for $2!!! It just needs a lid! :D

Starburst Space Saver by jenib320
Starburst Space Saver, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Look, new Pyrex too! I was able to meet up with a flickr friend (and pyrex lover!), and she gave me this beautiful Starburst Space Saver! Isn't it gorgeous? I love it!

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
George baby :)

Today I love the..
Smell of: Home
Sound of: Harry Potter 7
Taste of: Bread!
Sight of: George
Feel of: Relaxing

Good Things about Today:
- Cathrineholm for $2!!!
- Yummy lunch with Mom!
- Packed up lots of orders!
- Much needed phone call from Amanda :)
- Seeing some packing progress.


  1. The vintage quilts are too precious!! Drive safe up to Madison:)

  2. i would so do that QAL, such a great antique quilt!

  3. Great deal on the pan. I started one of those camera straps a few months ago and stuck it into my secret drawer hubby isn't allowed to look into as it's where I stick things for him. I really should finish that. Yours is much prettier than his will be since I decided against pink and red for him. ha

    I just love George. I sat one day about two weeks ago reading all about him and watching the videos, smiling the entire time. When my children were younger I bought them a rabbit (among other little furry critters through the years) but I wasn't brave enough to let him run around our house. Of course I had a cat too so it was more to protect the little guy more than anything. lol Does George travel with you too or does he have to stay at home?

    Drive safely on your trip today. Wave as you pass from IL into WI because I am fairly sure you'll be passing to within about 1 mile of my house. I haven't been there in a long time but the Salvation Army store in Beloit used to have tons of sheets, bed linen type of things and curtains etc. hanging up in their store. If you had time that might be a nice side trip on your route today. It's only about a 5 min trip off the interstate if you'll be travelling I90.

    Have fun today.

  4. I love love love the pyrex! what a great color.....but then there is that wonderful George.....he is just the cutest little man ever! kiss on the top of the head for George!

  5. Ah, my George fix..... :)

    Love the vintage quilts... a QAL this fall? Sounds good to me!

    Hope your move goes smoothly! Safe travels!

  6. I get that 'wanting to do' bug to balance out all the 'having to do' stuff too.
    Love-ty love your square dots camera strap!

    Good luck with your move! :)

  7. I hope your move goes well, and I'm excited for your new chapter! Make sure you pack a banana for George! ;)

  8. The camera strap is too cute! Good luck with your move Jeni! When you get settled in, we'll have to plan a sewing weekend since you're only a few hours from me! :)

  9. Goodluck with the move! Moving always is such a huge deal. Hopefully this new phase it your life will be amazing! xo

  10. I love the camera strap, and what great thrifted finds!

  11. Safe travels to Madison! Cannot believe you thrifted that Catherineholm piece! Lucky!
    And the Pyrex space saver is the definition of midcentury- love it!

  12. I adore that vintage quilt! Lucky you on the Catherineholm pieces! I've been keeping an eye out, but so far no luck!

  13. I have been wanting to make a camera strap cover and I hadn't thought about how dirty they would get, good to know.
    Love your new finds. Good luck on the drive!

  14. I love Madison and I'm sure you will too. My hometown is Sun Prairie, which is just about 5 minutes from the east side! Adore your vintage quilts & am glad someone else can't resist them. My bf thinks I'm crazy :)

  15. very fun vintage quilts! and i say YES to a quilt-along!

  16. That Pyrex is AWESOME! I've never seen that pattern before! Good luck with the move :)

  17. Welcome to Wisconsin once you get here! Safe travels!

  18. Love the butterflies! So great that they will flutter again!

  19. Love the camera strap! It makes me want to make one, too! I hope the move goes well-- I hear Madison is an amazing place to live! Plus it's nice that a lot of the midwest has the same feel to it (I grew up in Cleveland, and now live in Michigan, and I love how easy of a transition it was to move here!). Good luck!

  20. OMGoodness, this posting is so chock full of goodness that lil' George is plum worn out.


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