Saturday, October 31, 2009

Lakota Star Quilt Gift

Another past due picture and thank you. I work with Mavis from England helping assign sponsors to Elders and children on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Recently, Mavis purchased a Lakota Star Quilt from Linda Bull Bear who lives on the reservation. This quilt then traveled to an Indian Arts Show held on the East Coast. It then came to me as a birthday and Christmas gift. Mavis was worried that as a quilter I would not really want a quilt. I told her this would actually be a treasured quilt because it has quite a history to it already. Thank You, Mavis, I love the quilt.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Peanut and His Donut

A few months ago I had eye surgery and two friends, one from New York and one from New Jersy sent me pincushions to make me feel better. I am so bad about posting that they never were properly thanked by a post on the blog. So here is a picture of Peanut (thanks Robin) and his Donut (thanks Peggy). I have coveted these particular pincushions for quite some time. You see we all go to a Retreat in Indiana and I have never gotten one of these in our swap, despite my whining, crying and begging. I would have to say the eye surgery was almost worth it just to get the pincushions.

A Tale of Two Hitty's

I did not get to go to the Hitty Retreat in New York, but I did receive the Souvenir Hitty. I have named her Julie Gale after the dressmaker and Gale. Actually, Julie was much more than the dressmaker, she planned the event along with her family. I hear it was a great event and the extra goodies that came with my Hitty were terrific. (right side)
My second Hitty I found at Quilt Festival in Houston. I have purchased smocked Hitty dresses from Nancy Hauk before and I stopped at her booth to browse. She has started carving Hitty's and her daughter painted them. They both did a fantastic job. So that is my tale of two Hitty's. (left side)