Abi has started acting more “normal”, and thus I haven’t called the vet. What would I say? Abi was acting weird but she’s settled down.
I’ll wait until she starts acting weird again.
Also, someone asked how to hang a table cloth. One of the commenters had a suggestion, which can be found in the comments.
I’ll add to that: I once saw on a blog someone take a table cloth and staple it around a canvas, the kind you buy at craft stores. It was gorgeous!
I may have to stay away from ebay and checking out the vintage quilts for sale there.
The other day I came across a 1930s quilt, perhaps never used, that blinked at me like a beacon in the night.
It was a bit different from me in one way, and very much like me in another. It was different, in that the colors were more pink and purple and yellow than my signature red.
It was like me in that it was very, very colorful. Maybe put-on-your -sunglasses-before-you-walk-in-the-door colorful!
It definitely wouldn’t appeal to those who decorate with neutrals.
But I love color, as you know.
I couldn’t seem to help myself. I kept looking at it off and on all day.
Here is the listing I saw on ebay…
VINTAGE 30’S NEVER USED, DRESDEN PLATE QUILT, 81X82, CRISP, CLEAN & ALL COTTON – amabear4
At the end of the day, I sent the seller a bid of a little less than half her list price, because I just couldn’t stop thinking about it. I would tell myself to let it go. But something in me persisted.
She came back with $175, saying that was as low as she was willing to go. I don’t consider myself a great negotiator, and I was actually a little afraid I had offended her with my bid.
Then, I thought I was answering her, but something suddenly appeared odd. Or off. It said it was sold. What? Had someone jumped in and bought it?
I thought I had to add financial info to actually purchase it.
(Thing was, they already it in my account info.)
I had purchased myself a wildly colorful, possibly never used or just maybe gently used 1930s-era quilt.
Okay, I’ll shut up and show it to you. Here it is in the seller’s photos.
I don’t know if this quilt reaches out and shakes you by the shoulders, but it sure did that with me.
Maybe it was the bright yellow that yelled bright sunshiny day to me.
Maybe it was the fabrics that look like feed sack scraps.
Maybe it was the idea that a quilter, long ago, painstakingly worked on this quilt with the tiniest of stitches.
But I think for the most part, the first time I laid eyes on it, I thought of that brightly hued canvas recently bought for the sum of $12.
I immediately turned around from my seat on the couch and looked at the canvas behind me.
The same vibrant yellows and pinks and purples.
So that is the almost accidental quilt purchase. And with that proclamation I’m staying off ebay for awhile! (I hope.)
It’s already been shipped and I can’t help but be excited about my first big quilt purchase! (Even if I may be eating more baked potatoes for awhile. But then I love baked potatoes, so that’s okay.)