Monday, August 27, 2012


Well, hello there.  I am back from the quilt show.  It was very nice, and you are not going to believe this, but I left my camera in the car.  I looked and shopped freely.  I didn't take a single picture all weekend.  The quilts were fabulous of course.  I was surprised to see that there were not a lot of quilts, and there were quite a few vendors - kinda the opposite of Baker where there were lots of quilts and not so many vendors.  That's why it does us good to hit a variety of shows.  Hood River has some Beautiful! historic houses.  I have been in the fun room playing.  I tend to stick pins in my shirt as I am working away, not to remember them until later when they demand attention with their sharp points into my side.  I made one of these for myself and decided they were fun so made a few more to put in the etsy shop.
This is the one for me.  I made one more like it and a few others.  Now I can stick my pins in this.  It clips onto my shirt rather than pins - I love that I can put it down low on my shirt where I usually stick the pins.  It also holds my scissors when I am not using them so acts as a fob. 

I love playing with vintage jewelry.  Oooh, aaaah - pretty.

 I am usually drawn to old fashioned styles - like really old as in Victorian, golden hues with deep rich colors, but who can resist the happy reproduction fabrics.  I will just refer to it as out of my box - any excuse will work really.  I am not to choosy.
 Aaaaand, it can be a name tag as well.  Or it can hold a note with a measurement, name, pattern, scribble, or just any ol' thing that needs holding onto so I don't loose it:)
These are now in my Etsy shop & I am hoping to get a few more made in the next couple days in different styles.  I have a couple more ready to rock and roll.  I am having waaay too much fun.  Hope you enjoy!  Have a marvelous Monday morning.
Nimble Fingers & Happy Needles

1 comment:

  1. Glad you enjoyed the quilt show. I have been known to not bring along my camera as well, oh well.
    I wanted to thank you for stopping by my "I've decided" blog post. I also wanted to thank you for emailing me the story of your grandmother, this was sweet. Thanks for sharing.