Actually, the window was on my phone and I managed to hold off bidding for two days before I finally caved and bid 35 cents over the minimum on it. I don't need more projects, but was looking for any history about that precut Dresden Plate quilt, and ebay is sometimes a good place to get information. But, not about that kit, which I can't find anything about. Instead, I stumbled up on this kit by Better Homes & Gardens, from 1987.
There are fabrics and instructions to make 9 blocks that finish 3" square.
Vintage calicoes and a white cotton muslin, a piece of poly batting, and because these were supposed to be sachets, a bag of Potpourri, from 1987. That went in the garbage as soon as I opened the bag. Thank goodness nothing sealed inside smelled like it.
The original plan was to make 9 little pin cushions. But, now I've had time to think about it, I'm thinking a small 9 patch quilt. The block not shown on the package is a little red schoolhouse block. A very small one. I can see why they left it out of the picture. But, I'm going to give it a try. I think it would make a great center block.
I dunno. I just couldn't stand the thought of it out there on ebay, depending on somebody else to decide to make it. So, I bought it. Even though I need another project like I need a hole drilled in my head and melted gold poured in.
Sydney said her first day at school went okay. She had trouble finding her classes, but that seems pretty normal. My throat clenched a bit when I watched her walk up to the front door of that big office building turned school. She seemed so small. And, I could tell she was feeling a little intimidated when she got out of the car. But, I could tell she was a little excited, too. My advice for the day was to talk to as many people as possible. If even a third of them turned out to be friends, that would be a good thing. Unfortunately, she worked last night, so I haven't had a chance to talk to her about it yet. I won't see her until breakfast this morning.
Our little girl is growing up. 10 years we've had her. Ten long years. We didn't make everything better. But, we stuck with it. And, that's got to count for something.
Have a great Tuesday. Lane