Dec 6, 2010

Look what I found!

felt ornaments

I climbed into our little attic room to get out the Christmas decorations and came across a forgotten box filled with these felt ornaments.  I had to bring them down and have been playing with them.  So many good memories!  I stitched these up 31 years ago for our tree.  It was our second Christmas together.   

They came from a book by Sandra Lounsbury Foose.  I loved her designs back then and over the years have collected five of her books.  They are all out of print now so I feel lucky to have them.

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I’ve also finished two more blocks for my little applique quilt.  Each one will finish at 5 inches square.

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21 comments:

Sinta Renee said...

Your ornaments are so adorable Annette! What a wonderful treasure to have! Your blocks are just beautiful too!

By Hoki Quilts said...

Love your blocks, but really love your little felt ornaments from all those years ago - and so well taken care of. Ahhhh, happy memories.
hugs
Miche'le

Thelma said...

Wow, your stitches were perfect 31 years ago too! How cute those ornaments are. Your applique blocks are amazing, I'm so glad you're able to take some time to work on something for you!

Tarnyia said...

Very cute and they look as good as the day they were made... those are weeny blocks you are doing but very nice also xxx

Linda said...

Those ornaments are so precious...I made some of those years ago too...what fun!!

quiltingnana said...

what a lovely find....and the memories to go with them...your little blocks are cute

Needled Mom said...

What sweet ornaments and what wonderful memories for you.

Your blocks are gorgeous too.

Linda said...

What a treasure you found! Those ornaments are darling!! Love them! Applique is stunning. Fabrics are gorgeous!

Béa said...

Your applique blocks are gorgeous and the felt ornaments so cute & already beautifuly made .

Shari said...

I just love your felt ornaments - what precious memories they hold. Hope they make it to your tree this year!

Your little applique blocks are just adorable. Your work is so fine!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I was getting out ornaments this week and telling my husband about each one - who gave it to us and when. He couldn't believe I could remember all that since we've been married 46 years. I just explained it was no different from him remembering every down of football he played in high school and college! blessings, marlene

Thimbleanna said...

Those ornaments are adorable Annette! I especially love the little Santa!

Rose Marie said...

Gorgeous applique blocks .... and those ornaments are precious!

Lori said...

How in the world are you appliqueing those tiny blocks?! My hands feel like giants when I try it. They are gorgeous!!

Love your little ornaments. What fun memories they bring us.

De said...

What wonderful treasures and so perfect too! I love them!

Suzie said...

How lovely to find such tresures! they look so cute! I can't wait to see your little applique quilt, a tiny treasure!

Mary L. said...

Oh I love those appliqued blocks!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Annette--
I have that pink house ornament--
it was a gift from a neighbor when I lived in Ithaca NY--I do not remember her name--it was in 1980 or maybe 81!!! I did have a couple of the the authors books too for years--but do not have them anymore!!
Thanks for sharing your memory--and lovely work with us--
Happy Holidays-hugs, Di

Micki said...

I just found your blog...I love applique too. What pattern is that? It is lovely.
Micki
In Ireland

Vesuviusmama said...

Those applique blocks are so tiny, you brave soul! I'm sewing largish circles in the center of my Dresden Plate blocks and I'm all jittery about it - applique is not my forte.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

The ornaments are so wonderfully special. I have many felt ornaments that I made long,long ago. Such sweet memories.

I am having a blast jumping around in your blog. I'm confined to a recliner while recuperating from emergency back surgery and I've enjoyed every post I've read - and seem to have a lot more to read. Thanks so much for doing your blog so I can have some fun while recuperating.

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