Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Another Rainy Day

It's another wet, rainy day so what better excuse than to stay indoors and stitch.

My plan for today is to start working on the fourth block of Anne's Tisket-A-Tasket BOM and just for a change of pace, I'm going to do the wool version first. I'll prep both the wool and needle turn blocks at the same time as I find it's much more time efficient that way. Barring any unforeseen interruptions, I'm hoping for a productive day.


This is a little gathering of sewing related antiques and memorabilia I have hanging on the wall near to where I sit and sew in my studio that I've managed to collect over the years. Older things that have served other folks in times past give me great solace and pleasure and I thought I'd share them with you today.

Have a super day and as always...

Happy stitching!

16 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

I love a rainy dreary day for quilting....enjoy it!

Stephanie said...

It's snowing in Ohio! UGH. Happy stitching.

Stina said...

I have that little mini book too..:o)
And I love your little doll ... good luck with your blocks...

Lurline said...

Your 'wall hanging' has gorgeous treasures!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I have an area like that, where I look and happy memories come back, very special! It snowed in Illinois on Sunday!!

Sara said...

Perfect day for quilting! Its snowing here so you know what I will be doing - cocoa, sewing and reading! Love the shelf with all the memorabilia!

DianeH said...

Morning, we rec'd over eight inches of snow here yesterday.
The plow has just gone by so I'm off to do the shopping. Have a lovely day in your studio.

Heidi said...

Hi Kaaren! It was so nice to have you visit me at my blog. Thank you for your comment. I stopped in to say hello and find another wonderful blog to add to my list. I love this sewing collage. I too have a cupboard full of fun items. It just makes you smile. I agree that rainy days are the best. I love sitting inside and listening to the rain fall as I quilt or stitch.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Kimberly said...

Oh my, I'm reading others' comments about the weather... maybe everyone should just come to my place for a picnic outside in the sun today. Hmmm... Kaaren, you bring the beach blanket, and I'll make a potato salad. Don't forget your sunglasses... you're going to need them!

Sherri said...

Oh, I wish for rainy days! Have fun working on your tisket a tasket!

Darlene said...

Oh, I crave those kinds of days. I'm coming to sew with you! Enjoy! LOL

I finished the redwork version of A Tisket, A Tasket and will tackle the appliqued version later today.

The collection of treasures is adorable.

Carrie P. said...

Great little collection. No rain here but very gusty and coooold!!!! Cold for us anyway! LOL

Pat said...

Lovely little shelf with so many treasures. It's raining, cold and that wind is blowing here today. I am so ready for Spring!

Emma Loves Stitching said...

We've had no rain here in the UK today, spent the day at bewilderwood-will pop piccies on tom.
Love your shelves!
Emma :)

Sew Many Ways... said...

Your display has so many cute things. I think I have the same little book in the lower left corner. Mine has a thimble on a ribbon for the bookmark. Thanks for sharing!
~Karen~

Loris said...

Lovely display of collected treasures. Shortly after reading your post, we actually got some needed rain here too. Enjoy stitching those pretty baskets!