Well, after reading Rian's post about purse sizes, I had to post a pic of my new purse. I agree that it's good to pare down, and after I had major problems with my left shoulder that ultimately required a cortisone shot (UGH!) to fix, I decided to use a smaller, lighter purse. Yes, I occasionally don't have room for everything, but I just chuck whatever won't fit into the center console of the car, and away I go! I'm definitely a convert. This little number has room for cash, ID, a couple of credit cards and an ATM card, one lipstick, one chapstick, a comb and tiny mirror, keys, and an open slot for either the cell phone or my little digital camera. Neat, huh?And, as promised, here are a couple of the antique quilt tops I bought on eBay several years ago. This one was from the estate of Tony Duquette, who was a production designer for Broadway and the movies. I love to think this quilt might have been onstage or onscreen in some production or other! It's all hand pieced and double-bed sized. I'm thinking I may ultimately make it a little larger by adding another border or two. Don't you love the antique double pinks? This is one of the ones I hope to hand quilt, when/if I ever learn how to do that.And here's a close-up. BTW, I'm sorry these are all sort of wrinkly. I'm trying not to handle them too much as they're very old. A couple are from the 1880s, and I think this one is more likely 20s or 30s, don't you? Anyway, I thought I'd leave them folded up and in a dark cupboard until I'm ready to work on them.This old basket quilt top is supposed to be from the 1880s, judging by the fabrics in the blocks. They are all hand pieced, but the top was put together by machine, so I'm thinking the top is newer than the blocks. Here is a close-up of the blocks...aren't the fabrics wonderful?
Don't want to press my luck with uploading more photos, so I'll save the other antique quilt tops for another day.