April 26, 2009

An Afternoon in Pasadena's Bungalow Heaven

John and I enjoy attending the Bungalow Heaven home tour each year to see the wonderful Craftsman bungalows from the early 1900s that have lovingly been restored. We had a beautiful day strolling along the California Live Oak lined streets, and the 70 degree temperature made it perfect. I realized late in the day that I hadn't taken many pictures, and only one picture is of a home on the tour (the one with the people on the front porch).

April 19, 2009

Twenties Hat Girl Quiltie - Photo Fabric Collage

I have used this image for past projects, and I printed it onto white cotton keeping the original size. I think the original photo is from a photo booth. All elements are vintage or antique, and collaged with quilt batting between layers.
I used a celluloid button, mother of pearl shirt buttons, antique lace and various fabric scraps. The finished piece measures 6" x 9.5" .

April 16, 2009

Bobby Socks, Bobbed Hair & Bobby Pins

I picked up these two vintage bobby pin cards yesterday. Aren't they cute? Sure brings back memories of the 1950s when my mom pin curled my hair. I wore saddle shoes and bobby socks, and tried to dress like the older girls by wearing the circle cut skirts and the button sweater worn backwards with the scarf tied around my neck. And of course we watched and danced to American Bandstand.

April 14, 2009

My Aunt Britt

My Godmother, Aunt Britt, passed away on Easter Sunday morning. She was 90 and was in ill health for a long while. She was my favorite aunt, Godmother, and my mother's dearest sister.

I love this photo of her that was taken when she was a young woman and nurse. After nursing school, she served in both the Navy and then the Army as a nurse throughout World War II.

I have used this photo of her a couple of times in my fabric wall hangings. The picture belonged to my mother, and has been without a frame since we moved to California, arriving by bus - that is another story. After my cousin, my aunt's youngest daughter, returns home from her funeral, I plan to send this lovely photograph to her.

Rest in Peace Aunt Britt

April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

A Happy Easter Wish
To All Of You.

April 9, 2009

Lunch With a Blogger Friend

I had the nicest lunch with Cindy today at Martha Green's Eating Room, and Cindy surprised me by treating. My turn next time Cindy. We have been commenting on each other's blogs for a while now, and we thought it would be nice to meet in person to talk. We had a lovely time.

After lunch, we said our goodbyes as Cindy had errands to run and more packing to do for her move. I, on the other hand, went for a bit of antiquing at Precious Times Antique Mall where I found a box of assorted antique lace that I couldn't pass up.