Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Yippee! I Found It!!!

Sometimes the weather guys just don't tell you to STAY HOME! I was out running errands and went into the grocery store (cold and windy). Came out of the grocery store (blizzard conditions!) Now the weather guy said there might be a "dusting" of snow today. Driving the regular 10 minutes home took 40 minutes. Lots of folks stuck on hills and spinning out all over. Does anyone else go crazy that folks drive in this kind of weather without their lights on!!!! Couldn't see but a few feet in front of the car. Enough said.

I stopped by Half Price Books this morning (before the snow incident). I love this store. You just never know what you might find. Well, I found a quilt book (Quilt Style Cool and Cozy Coverlets by Tammy Tadd) with a pattern called Hanky Panky which uses vintage hankies in a quilt. I have this collection that I have always wanted to incorporate into a quilt, but I didn't know how to do it. I think this is something I could accomplish and I love how it looks. Only problem is...having to cut into those hankies. Now that is going to be tough to do. This project definitely goes on the things to make list.


ellen said...

I'm glad you got home safely!
Those hankies are wonderful and I can understand reluctance about cutting into them!

Sherri said...

I have a collection of my grandmother's and great-grandmother's hankies. I think they're gorgeous and know that the embroidery on them was hand done. I'm afraid I'm far too sentimental to ever cut them up. Sometimes I've thought it would be nice to just frame a few and hang them on the wall.
All the best with your hanky quilt! Your hankies look beautiful and I bet the quilt will be great. Keep us updated.

Jacquie said...

There are a few that I have that I know I won't be able to cut. Same deal...hand tatted edges etc. I like the framing idea. Maybe I'll do that with a few of my favorites.

Kimberly said...

I love that book. But mine has a different cover. Must have been a different printing set. Great score.