My Show and Tell from Houston

We always have Show and Tell each night at Houston. There are several reasons for doing it, but the main one is someone always finds something you need and they usually remember where they bought it. I am so different from most quilters that go. I don’t look for fabric. I have so much given to me that I will never make up all that I have now. new fabrics bought makes you buy more new fabrics to finish something. I buy fat quarters. I use tons of mini prints and solids. The last day we were there I did find a booth with cheap mini prints, and I bought some for June and me for the black funeral quilt we are making. I did find a vendor with petit point hankies and I bought a bunch. I got some glass buttons and found some pierced glass. Those are buttons with holes in the design. They are hard to find. They break easy. I got a sterling silver antique charm bracelet to fix for a friend and a crystal star charm. I love the wooden stamps make in Africa. I bought one that had some stylistic flowers on it. Oh, I found a rhinestone purse. Phyllis told me to get it, because it could be used in decorating a doll. I did find two booths that had the wool kits for the candle rugs. I got three. One is for a friend. I came home with money. When you quilt as long as I have, you really don’t need anything. But, is was sure fun to go and look.

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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