Saturday, June 23, 2012

Catching Up!

Today is day 2 of my Open Studio and it's pretty exciting to see everyone coming through. There finding quite a bit of new things and that makes it fun, too. BUT, it time to catch up a bit.

The VOTE for your favorite raven quilts continues.
So far #9 is the favorite,
#5 is a close second,
and there is a tie between #1 and #14 for 3rd.

There is still time to vote, and get your name in for a chance to win the stuffed raven. Just click on the bar below and follow the steps listed.

Just last week I was off to San Luis Obispo for a guild meet-up and workshop which was tons of fun, and along the way I enjoyed traveling through one of the most beautiful areas on earth...the California Central Coast.
With a fair amount of time to stop here and there I did just that.

One place I stopped was at my good friend Dawn's quilt store -
Creation Station in Buellton.
I found her decking out a hat for a tea party the next day, and I got to see her wildly fun dress and a pair of matching gloves that just happened to turn up in time for the party. (was wishing I could go). I spent a bit of time there and found Dawn's collection of sewing antiquey things had multiplied tremendously throughout her store.

So, I asked her what was her favorite item.
This is Dawn with her favorite
antique Russian sewing machine.

This other picture is of an item I found rather curious.
Can you guess what this is?


MissesStitches said...

That is a device to heat up and make pleats, right?

Rose Hughes said...

you've got it figured out! pretty wild isn't it. Dawn said she had seen it demonstrated with ribbons.