Welcome to the Playroom at 14 Peonystreet!

Why we call it the 'Playroom': the place whence objects pleasing to the eye are brought from the drawing board to reality, after much discussion with the ancestors.....

Monday, September 28, 2009

Do You Like Scary Things - Or Not?

Headless Horseman
quilt pattern
You can find this pattern at PeonySTreet at Etsy. It's for applique lovers. It features beading around the edge. A fun Halloween project. It was inspired of course, by "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." I think people in Sleepy Hollow, NY would like this one!

Peony STreet Postbox







Look What Came in the Mail!
(Not all at once, but over the summer.)
Bebe: I've been sick. Dr. said it was the swine flu - H1N1. At least I don't have to get the shot for it now, they said. It's nothing to laugh at. Down in bed for two days, extreme fatique, extreme pain in all major joints, fever, no appetite. In a word: B-A-D. And I'm one of those persons who always washes hands in public bathrooms, never touch the door handles, and uses the alcohol hand stuff after grocery shopping, etc., and avoid crowds. Was not around anyone who was sick to my knowledge. I guess that's the trick of it - you can't tell who's shedding virus! Good luck this flu season, and pray you don't get a bad case of it.
The bright spot is, however, all is better now, and I'm getting to relish what came in the postbox!
Jan Pateks books are wonderful and full of great projects. Want to make them all! http://www.janpatekquilts.com They are always having specials on patterns, books and kits.
Sew Sunny Homestyle by Tone Finnager- she's Norwegian - beautiful things to make! Find book at http://www.amazon.com and search for Tone Finnager.
And of course, my fave - Fig Tree. Oh, my heart sings when I see the colors of their fabric! I am a pastel-ly girl forever - it's closest to my heart. Find at: http://www.figtreequilts.com
If you get on autoship for the Fresh Vintage newsletter, you get a free pattern with each one, and it's shipped out four times a year!

A couple new items will be at PeonySTreet at Etsy soon!

Monday, September 7, 2009

New Chairs


New Chairs
from  "West End Fur. Co. 1892"
This stands for West End Furniture Company, that was established in 1892.
These doll chairs are 8" high, 3" wide, and 2" deep (front to back).
They were made to sit the Peony Dolls, but many other things
can sit on them too!
OR
You may just want to display
the chair on it's own on your shelf -
it is quite quaint all by itself!

Roses for Dottie Rose











My Roses for Dottie Rose, from Bebe
1. Flower Garden Red Rose
2. Silk Ribbon Rose on quilt made by Granny Lil, Quilted by me
3. Photo edited by me
4. Embroidered rose in wool, by me
5. Detail, silk ribbon rose on quilt. (My quilting stitches have gotten smaller!)




Dottie Rose





From Bebe: This is my mom, Dottie Rose, and two of her quilts. The quilts were both given to me. The log cabin is the first quilt I quilted, before I knew how to do the rocking stitch with one finger to make small stitches. The flower garden quilt is all sewn by hand, and is not quilted yet.
Dottie Rose is a retired homemaker. She made many things around our house - like curtains and pillows, but she mostly sewed clothes. And not just simple things to wear. She made SUITS and jackets that required tailering. She is a smart cookie, this one!! She taught me to sew - first with needle and thread, then embroidery, then sewing by machine. I remember her teaching me on her lap at the machine.
I spent many hours playing under the fabric bolts in stores and sitting looking at the buttons on cards on the wall. Where ever there was fabric for sale, we went! Dottie Rose is whom I first learned the names of different types of fabric - twill, wool, duck, ticking, woven, cotton, gingham, paisley, eyelet, calico, homespun. . . .
The love for texiles and sewing has never left me! Thank you, mom!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Break time!

"Me and My Coffee Cup on the Porch with Zinnias"

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