Lovely finds in the "Garden Maze of Vendors". Petals + Blooms web site link here. I bought some 12 wt Sulky, needles, and a vintage hanky with tatted edge. I probably should have picked up a spool of blue thread, too. maybe next time. Diane, blogging at Lace- Lovin' Librarian, was the first person I know who tatted with this Sulky fiber. More on her post - link HERE
One of the vendors had closed a store 16 years ago. Was an area of nostalgia! I selected a charming sunbonnet sue pin. Got to talking and she said she had a couple shuttles in a 'special bag'. Not on display, under the table, behind the drape. She gave them to me! These shuttles are happy in their new home - Susan Bates [C J Bates + son Chester CT]and "Boye" improved. [The Boye Needle Co. Chicago].
So many beautiful quilts - these were my favourite BLOCKS:
This, my favourite quilt - Ewe-Niquely Baltimore. Sign said it was a Block-of-the-month - made in wool. Very unique and lovely. Also was given a special award from judge.
Thx Karol and Candy for meeting up with me. I know I'm a snail when looking at everything. You are both very patient and kind.
Additional kewl things found at the "Gathering Place Flea Market":
The books [above] are so BEAUTIFUL. Both brand new, I paid $4/each
Bag of Buttons $3. Plus one smaller bag for .50
More photos of quilts - if interested,
Stitches of Life, link HERE.
For information on String-a-Long Quilt group, visit their web site - link HERE and Facebook page, link HERE.