Friday, March 23, 2012

V is for Vintage
There are three of these switch plates now installed in our home - two singles and this double, making me the third generation of women from my family to use these. I can't get over how happy they make me. Special joy and thanks to Hubby for lining up all the screw slots.
Just had to grab the camera when I passed by the kitchen doorway.
From the corner of my eye, I saw those things left to dry on the counter top and they put a smile on my face. It looked like 'home'. That was a really nice feeling.
Recently I was the lucky winner of a quilt kit from Kathie from Inspired by Antique Quilts.
After my weekly Wednesday lunch date with Hubby, I came home and sat myself down at the machine. In just a couple of hours, I had the top pieced, quilted and the binding ready to stitch down. What a satisfying afternoon!

17 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

I love that little quilt...and you inspired me to get a scrap bag out that I was saving and try to make something like it!

Diane said...

sweet little quilt you got there-and the 'home' feeling is just the best, so glad you've got it.

Mary said...

Congratulations! I didn't realize you're the one who won the quilt kit. You did a really nice job.

Candace said...

I just love that you feel so at home now, Libby! Gorgeous switchplates that look perfect for your new digs!
Cheers!

Karen said...

this post makes me want to pull out my vintage bedroom lamps with the vines and ivy as I skip along reciting "there's no place like home/There's no place like home".
I can positively hear the joy in your voice.
And if I haven't already told you this- I love the little project all neatly finshed.

Jeanna said...

Very nice switch plates!

What a very sweet thing to have a standing lunch date with your husband!

Such a good feeling when you are settled in and it feels like 'home'! And what a productive afternoon.

Have a great weekend!

Wren said...

Lovely quilt, and neat switchplate. Thanks so much for sharing; great blog!

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful little quilt and you did a beautiful job. I started a mini one, but hand quilting, so will take me another day to finish. I got some wood covers, still haven't decided how I want to paint them, lol.

Debbie

Loris said...

What fun to enjoy those switch plates from the past. That would make me smile too. And what a sweet quilt! I love the colors.
Simply lovely!

Dixie said...

Love the switch plates. My grandma had some cool ones, and these brought back memories. Nice job on the little quilt from Kathie!

AnnieO said...

Great switchplates--nice history behind them too! Love the little quilt, what a wonderful win and a quick satisfying project. I like that idea for smaller scraps.

Jenny M said...

It's a lovely feeling to know that special others before you have touched & used those switch plates. My husband & I always have a 'date' to go out for breakfast/brunch on Saturday mornings, a lovely time to unwind from a busy working week. Cute little quilt!

Carole said...

Glad to read that your new place if feeling like home! Lucky you to have won a prize from Kathie! Thanks for sharing!

Kathie said...

oh I am so thrilled to see you made the little quilt
wasn't it just so fun ? I love looking at all the fabrics.
Kathie

MARCIE said...

That is so cool to have switch plates that are so unique and sentimental! Darling little quilt! It "looks like" kathie!

MARCIE said...

That is so cool to have switch plates that are so unique and sentimental! Darling little quilt! It "looks like" kathie!

Kris said...

Darling quilt! Love the switchplate too. So....are you turning 52 as well?