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Double Wedding Ring: a Window Quilt

Published on: Author: April

Last fall my mother-in-law and I went to Everlasting Bloom’s Vintage Flea Market. We were there mostly to shop for ourselves, but as I had recently drawn my sister’s name for our family Secret Santa, I was also on the lookout for the perfect gift for her. I had “previewed” the sale the day before… Continue reading

…Randomness

Published on: Author: April

I have been inspired by my blog friend Stephanie, who was inspired by her friend Cindy to do a completely random blog post. I had told Stephanie that I loved her random post and how you can learn so much about a person from them. She agreed. So here is a little peek into my… Continue reading

Friendship Album vintage quilt top

Published on: Author: April

Last Christmas my mother-in-law gave me this beautiful antique quilt top. Isn’t it lovely? I couldn’t really act so surprised when I opened the gift because I had been with her when she bought it last summer at the Allegan Antiques Fair. In fact, I was the one who first noticed the topper draped over… Continue reading

Sexy Hexi

Published on: Author: April

I finally completely washed Hexi, my Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt. And, surprise–she’s white, not off-white! Huh. I tried to get a good before-and-after comparison but it’s not that striking. I’ll show what I have anyway. And of course, Hexi got a photo shoot to show off her clean, good-smelling look.        

A Great Day for Antiquing

Published on: Author: April

I went antiquing today! I looove antiquing, especially at the Allegan Antiques fair, held monthly through the warm months in Michigan. There are over 400 vendors and they aren’t afraid to wheel and deal. My mom-in-law and I always go together, and this time my friend Jessica came, too. (I have lots of friends named… Continue reading

Isabel’s Snowball Quilt

Published on: Author: April

I have finally decided on a pattern for my new daughter’s twin bed quilt. It’s based on the Snowball quilt pictured right. My sister Melissa snagged two quilting books for me at a garage sale and in one of them I found my idea. I had already pored over my mother-in-law’s library and scads of… Continue reading

Dies ist gut

Published on: Author: April

“I was looking for my whip!” said Granny as she pulled an imaginary one from the air. This was my grandmother’s immediate response when I asked her what Augusta (Krause) Grove was like. “She was an old German lady. She ruled everything!” Granny continued. I asked her specifically about Augusta after my mother showed me… Continue reading