My New Motto: Less is a Bore

Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 184A friend called and wanted to go antiquing in Clarksville Saturday and work our way back to Morrilton. We had a late start. We didn’t get going until 8:30. So we went to Russellville first. We found a huge new flea market mall that has been there for over a year. We had passed it several times. It didn’t even have an antique or flea market sign. We went to threeClarks 1 in Russellville then off to Clarksville then back to Atkins. I found several small items china, pie servers, petit point purse, white oak basket, Department 56 Halloween stained glass plate, 2 metal iron stands, miniature  rocking chair, hand-painted glass shade, and some of those solar moving toys. I found a needlepoint pillow that says: Less is a Bore. I think that will be my new motto. My friend found a little china trinket box. He called it a fairling. I got it for 50 cents. I had to look it up. Figural fairings are small decorated nineteenthClarks 2 century hard-paste porcelain objects, largely figural groups and covered boxes. They were usually produced in England and Germany and sold at country fairs during the last half of he 1800’s. I saw 4  that was similar. One was $50,  one $65, $99, and $100.Neat to know. Oh, I found 2 cedar Rastus and Liza salt and pepper shakers. The names Rastus and Liza were often used in 19th and 20th century America as generic references to black men and women whose names one didn’t know, but often also to crudely stereotype blacks asStained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 180 sexually-charged and simple-minded.  In popular language the connotations carried by the names, especially when used together, are overwhelmingly of black characters who are being satirized. Needless to say, in recent years such usage has not been considered “politically correct,” and there is now relatively limited use (apart from crude jokes) of the names, though references remain common in folk stories or folk histories of the 19th and early-to-mid 20th centuries.  It was a fun day.

 

 

 

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Found Black and White Ink Drawings

When I was looking for my colored pencil drawings to finish I found some of my black and white ink drawings. One was of the Conway County Library on Church Street in Morrilton. One was the Seliskar House on Church Street in Morrilton and the other one was the old Morrilton Junior High School that was 99 years old when they tore it down. The first one I ever did was the St. Francis County Court House. I enjoy drawing these. But, these are old and my style has changed quite a bit. Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 161Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 163Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 165courthouse[1]

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Shannon Finds Needlepoint Goodies

Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 172My friend, Shannon, lives south of Benton and is always finding great stuff at sales I know nothing about. The other day she texted and sent pictures of not one, but 2 bell pulls. The strange thing is that they were 2 exactly alike. Why would anyone make 2 bell pulls exactly alike? Did she have them hanging in the same room? They had the initials J. S. in the needlepoint. I got them for $22.00 each. The weird thing is that if you don’t do needlepoint you have no idea how long it takes to do and how much money it takes buy yarns, then, stitch,  have it professionally put together and buy the hardware. A normal bell pull will cost about $250 to make.  Maybe Brian would like one. The funny thing is I have made one with similar Victorian women on it. It hangs in my dining room. Thanks, Shannon!Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 174Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 171bell 1

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Marty Cleans Out Again

Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 051My friend, Marty, who was a member of the Little Rock guild now lives in northwest Arkansas. She is a member of the guild I taught at last week. She came bringing gifts. She’s always cleaning out and getting rid of things she no longer wants to store. She’s given me fabric, quilt blocks, a light fixture that’s now in my back bedroom, table linens, silver serving dishes and now crystal pieces.  These were wedding presents that she had stored in the original boxes and never used. They still had the labels on them. I was thrilled to get the Polish and West German lead crystal pieces. The vase box says, a Price Creation, Bellmawr, N.J. #3174, lead crystal, hand cut. The label says Eght Bleikristall, lead crystal, over 24%, hand cut. The 2 cut vases were wrapped in heavy slick paper with Polish writing. The only thing I could figure was that it was 24% lead crystal. The gold label on each says Since 1934, B. Koscianski, Genuine crystal,  PbO 24%, Hand Made in Poland. Thank you, Marty,  for the great additions. crystal 1

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Insanity Workshop with Q.U.I.L.T. of Northwest Arkansas

I taught the Insanity Block workshop for members of the Q.U.I.L.T.of Northwest Arkansas quilt guild Friday. Here are pictures some of the class and some of the blocks they made. We had a blast and every one seemed to enjoy the class.insanity 2Insanity 1Insanity 3Insanity 4Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 118Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 121

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June and the Farm Family Quilt Update

Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 137My friend June in Fayetteville has been working over a year on her version of the Black Farm Family Quilt that my kids and I designed in 1983. I gave her all the patterns in a book form and she has been working on it almost everyday. Her fabric choses are wonderful and her stitching is so exact. I love what she has done. On my way home from Bentonville Friday I stopped in Fayetteville to see her and the quilt. She has done an excellent job and she only lacks 6 blocks I think. Congrats on attempting such a huge project. Love you!!!Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 126Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 124Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 123Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 122Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 141Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 140Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 139Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 138Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 137Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 136Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 135Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 134Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 133Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 132Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 131Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 130Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 129Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 128Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 127

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Me and the Q.U.I.I.T of Northwest Arkansas – October Meeting

Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 091I did the lecture for the at Q.U.I.L.T. of Northwest Arkansas for their October meeting. I did the lecture on my 70 plus scrap quilts and I took bunches to show. We did it fast and furious. They got to see a lot of quilts. I passed around several quilts and showed my 6 ribbons I won at the Tulsa show.  They have a great group and I got see so many quilters I have known for years. I have taught there several times, but so many are friends with me on Facebook or follow the blog. Here are pictures from the meeting this past week:Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 047 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 048 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 049 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 050 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 051 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 052 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 053 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 054 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 055 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 056 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 057 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 058 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 059 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 060 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 061 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 062 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 063 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 064 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 065 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 066 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 067 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 068 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 069 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 070 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 072 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 073 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 074 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 075 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 077 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 079 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 080 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 081 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 082 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 083 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 084 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 085 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 086 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 087 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 088 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 089 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 090 Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 091

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