Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Housewife

I finally received my copy of Remembering Adelia by Kathleen Tracy. If you've not seen this book check it out at Amazon ASAP. It's CHOCK full of wonderful patterns. This is a book that I will do every pattern in. It's that good, really. The first pattern I had to do was the housewife. I love the idea behind it. Women made them for themselves or for loved ones. They were taken on the trips out west. Men carried them into battle during the Civil War in order to make quick uniform repairs themselves. It's just a wonderful little sewing kit that you can drop in your purse and carry everywhere. You never can tell when you're going to have time to get in a few stitches =0) Here is mine. Completely hand pieced and hand quilted.

and inside pockets for thimble, thread, scissors, etc.

I also finished another variable t-shirt quilt this past weekend.

Now onto my next project. It's called Goose Chase and I'm using Charleston IV fabrics for it. Aren't these fabrics yummy?

2 comments:

Renate said...

Your housewife is very beautiful and I think very useful! Love the fabrics! I hope, I get my copy of Kathleens book in the next days.

Brenda said...

You're killing me with all these great projects! I love the sewing kit...I need one for myself too. =)