Monday, August 14, 2017

New tea pot

Its cheap its Crackerbarrel, but its so cute. Even if the water soaked into the ceramic already !!! There is nothing that compares to  an afternoon of quilting and tea, except for a cute baby or a sail around Nantucket..



Sunday, August 13, 2017

While the 2 older sisters were in the play

We were taking care of the our 3rd cutie pie !!What a pleasure it was , we already miss her.

Quilt journaling , stuff I like

We had a play Music Man Jr with our 2 grand children in it.



 I am on a quest to find quilt patterns that belong to New England Mass and Nantucket in  particular














Friday, August 11, 2017

Annabelle and the Ghosts of Nantucket

My husband , our son and I spent a few summers on the Island of Nantucket many moons ago. We had friends who lived on the Island at the time. Sadly they no longer live there , however there was the magic of visiting friends and this amazing Island at the same time.

Last night my husband put on Netflix and told me there was a Nantucket movie on  about a little girl who is an aspiring author on Nantucket . So I watched the movie, it was lovely, a little cheesy but its for teens. It had a few historical accurate scenes in it and of course a quilt caught my eye and then I could not stop watching. The quilt is on the girl's bed as an antique. I think the pattern is called Banks Retreat. I later found out the Banks Retreat quilt had to do with the man who was responsible for the Massachusetts Mills in New England..It is all very interesting . I then got it in my head to start looking for antique quilt patterns of Nantucket or Massachusetts There are not many at least on line. I will have to go to the local library here in South Jersey ..I now have a list of quilts that pertain to New England that I wish to make..If anyone knows of a source other than Barb Brachman let me know please..Below is the Banks Retreat block.

This is Yankee Pride made by Tasha Tudor


Yankee Puzzle

Baltimore album 

Nantucket Holiday

Nantucket Stars 
There are a few more like ships of maine etc ..

Im gathering more family pics here than posts

Our 3 grand daughters ..







New tea pot

Its cheap its Crackerbarrel, but its so cute. Even if the water soaked into the ceramic already !!! There is nothing that compares to  an af...