Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I Feel Like THIS!



LOL! This is the little guy that was passed out next to me on one of my flights home. I know just how he felt! Red eye flights home always make me feel weird for a couple of days, but I'm doing better today.

I arrived in Charlotte around 6:45 am, and then had to drive home from there, about 100 miles. I was listening to a book on MP3 to keep me awake, but you know what? I can't remember what was going on in the story! I even left the bags in the car, and just came in, kicked off my shoes, peeled off my clothes, slid between the sheets with two kitties purring, one on either side, and slept for another 5 hours.

Needless to say, no uploading or editing got done between the show and yesterday's early morning arrival home. So I spent some time today uploading the shots from my favorite part of the Sister's show...the antique vendors area!



sisters oregon antiques 2010

There are a ton more pics than would fit in the slide show, so be sure to click through to the album and view them there. SO MUCH INSPIRATION! As much as I love the show, and I do...nothing compares to the viewing and handling of the antique quilts. NOTHING. It's just where my heart is at.

This quilt top just had to come home with me:


It is wonderfully wonky, and the fabrics in it are just terrific!




And THIS little goodie!



He was just too cute to pass up....just jumped right into my shopping bag (after paying for him of course!) What's one more vintage toy machine? It's a vice...I know..we all have them...but I like these guys! He needs a little mini quilt, don't you think?


11 comments:

SubeeSews said...

I wish I had my first sewing machine. It was a hand crank and was bright red. I made all my Barbie clothes on it.
Glad you are home safe!

SubeeSews said...

No wonder you love cheddar and bubblegum pink...those quilts are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

SEW much inspiration... oh, yes! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous antique quilts. Welcome home!

Tracy said...

That looks just like my mom's toy sewing machine. She has it on display in her living room.
What I really wish I had is my Great-Grandmother's treadle machine...I believe she had it converted to electric, or someone did. A distant cousin has it now.

Debbie said...

Fantastic quilts. That last one with the hst as part of the flying geese units was really different. Never saw anything like it before.

Beth said...

Fantastic quilts. Love the little machine, he really does need a small, scrappy quilt.
Glad you are home and will have a minute to catch up before you are off again.

Leeanne said...

You are so lucky, we just don't see stuff like that here in New Zealand...tooo newer a country maybe?

Helen in the UK said...

Thanks so much for sharing your photos of the vintage quilts - WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!
The one you brought home has so much personality! Looks like the maker read your Scraps & Shirtails book and went wild with it :)

Tonya R said...

oh oh oh I LOVE that quilt top you brought home. fantastic in every way. great slide show. loved the stars on the bright orange background and the handquilting. yummy.

YankeeQuilter said...

Great photos of the antique quilts! Sisters is on my "someday list!"

woolywoman said...

I am so making that red and shirt print one. Do you know it's name?