Mr. Simon-from-work has given me a wonderful quilt! I think this one may be from feed sacks, but I cannot be sure, since I am not familiar with how to identify real ones, but this is definitely vintage. Simon purchased it near the Fort Donelson National Battlefield when he was working on a project as an engineer (I think for DNR).
The back of the quilt has a bit of a sheen. Does this mean it has linen in it? It is a wonderful piece of utility fabric.
Thank you Simon!
Ah, and now to the mess I have been wanting to fix:
I was in Walmart the other night (too late, I think running around in the cold weather is why I am sick), and I found these shelves which will fit this many plastic boxes:
So I bought two sets of shelve, and a whole bunch of plastic boxes. I had so much stuff already that I didn't get a single new box on a shelf. But it looks so much better already. And, as I told the Mister, I certainly have plenty of room for a fancy sewing table for my Bernina. I plan to look at tables when I go to the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo.
Last time I attended the show, I won free classes and admission to this year's show. Yippee! At the last show I took a class and made a bag (See it here). I also tried some new sewing techniques (See stuff here). This year I am taking "Coffee Filter Fans" and "Peacock Pincushion." It should be fun. I am going to take a real good look at the sewing tables at the show.