I remembered to take pictures of the most recent "auction treasures" Ken bought. I love old enamelware, and he bought a whole box full a few weeks ago.
A covered deep square pan (reminds me of a refrigerator drawer) a larger rectangular pan, an 8x11 baking pan, a covered pot with lid. A large mixing bowl. My favorites--a pitcher, a covered pan with fruit decals, a colander and a drinking ladle. One stray lid.
This pan is a favorite-the colorful decals are so cheery. Some of these will go on my "treasures" shelf, and I know I will use all of them.
And I have been sewing. Last week I worked on the blue Jacob's ladder blocks. The Sister's Choice blocks. A blue/white Irish Chain. "Mason's brother" quilt. That means I worked on three UFO's. None are close to a finish--but they are getting there!
I have another round of the blue/white swap in a few weeks. I made this sample block--do you like it??
I like that the outer tips of the pinwheels point into the white hourglass portion of the block--they look like they're floating. Most blocks made in this pattern are turned 45° and there are flying geese instead of the hour glass blocks. Its a rather bright blue with white polka dots--I may try making another one in a softer blue. I not sure everyone shares my love of bright "poke your eye out" colors.
This weekend Laura Beth, Nick, and Mason are coming to visit. I promised Mason we'd make cookies together.