Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Peacock CQ Box

This is a Secret Santa gift I made for Alene on Cyberbees which is an online group I've belonged to for over 10 years. She liked it!

CQI Winnings

I won the November Challenge prize for CQI (Crazy Quilting International) group and Cathy C. knows how to pack a baggie! She put some of the most beautiful fabric and trims I have ever seen into it. Thanks CQI and Cathy!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Vintage beads

I got these vintage beads yesterday at an estate sale. I was tempted beyond this, but these were what I could buy at a reasonable price! I added the pics of the black birds especially for Gerry K!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Metal Buttons

I found these buttons at the Salvation Army the other day for cheap. I like the ones on the bottom row the most, then the middle, and least of all the ones on top. So, would you use metal buttons on your CQ? Why or why not? Does anyone have any idea of how old these might be? i guess I would use them on something that was not meant to be an heirloom, but what about on something special? Could rust or decay be a problem? Could you treat them to prevent problems? Coat them with nail polish or something?