On Sunday (after church and lunch with family) I ran down to the Royal Oak Flea Market. Something was calling my name.
It turned out the siren was a Depression era Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt top for $20.00! The lady, who was from Port Huron, also had some linens stamped for embroidery.
First up are two handkerchiefs I bought at the antique mall. They had loads of handkerchiefs, but so do I so I am particular
There are some interesting fabrics.
I can't find anything online about Nun's, except for a post at what-i-found blog: http://what-i-found.blogspot.com/2009/01/nuns-boilproof-thread-catalog-1923.html
UPDATE: I have found a wonderful history on the company written by Susan Wildemuth at
The sample that was attached to the Indian pattern.
Another pattern was of sail boats.There were five samples attached.
I spent $29 on all of the above. And $14 for some tea blends at The Rust Belt Market. Lunch at Alex's of Berkley was a whooping $20.00: hubby had lasagna, soup, and desert and I had Greek salad and a gyro. It was a cheap mini-vacation in our own home town! Across the street from the restaurant is Guildcrafters Quilt Shop with great modern fabrics.
I don't think I shared this eBay hanky find from a while back. There is a hole in the top center but if I use it in a hanging it can be dealt with.
We were trying out the lighting in the house for photographs. Not a great local, but it is the first "hanging" photo I have of my Prince's Feather! I will be showing it in the CAMEO Quilt Guilt show in June. We need to provide photos with the entry form.