This has been a quick week. Two days I spent in a class with twelve other quilters doing a fused flower wall hanging. The construction of the piece was quite time consuming and it also entailed fabric painting. I did not get mine done and will probably not get back to it until after Christmas. I intended to take my camera and forgot both days. Some of the girls finished their pieces and they were lovely. Sorry I don't have photos.
This picture and the one at the beginning are my Christmas cactus blooming nicely. Always in late October and early November. The color is so bright it is almost neon.
Here are three of my favorite antiques all in one little group. The spool cabinet is one that was an anniversary gift from my husband a long time ago. He gave our daughter money and she found this at a wonderful antique store in Lawrence, Kansas, called Quantral's Flea Market. I so love this piece. It was probably used on a counter in a notions department at a department store years ago. We added the legs which could be easily removed, but I love it as a side table. I had enough of the old spools of thread to fill the fronts of the drawers. On top sits my first ever antique purchase. An old hotel in Ft. Madison, Iowa, sold out the furnishings and I got this old pitcher and bowl for $1.50. I never had much to spend on things like that in the 50's so I was elated to have this neat old set.
This is the chamber pot that my dad got from the old lady who owned our house and had a summer cottage close by. He took care of her place. When we came over from Iowa to visit my parents and I saw this I flipped. It came back home on the train with us.