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Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I didn't plan it this way, but my new AAQI quilt Experience is perfect for the surprise I had when I logged into Blogger today.  A new look----something I plan to play with and gain Experience on using all the new features.  The mini quilt today has a paper handmade tag that reads "Experience is not what happens to you, it's what you do with what happen to you.", so true.  The paper tag comes from Vintage Grace Collages.  They create gifts for the home and personal treasures by using antique hardware, lace, paints and stains.  They produce a one of a kind look.   I though this little tag was perfect for AAQI quilt.  The quilt is made of silks, old lace and beaded trim.  The quilt is hand quilted with copper metallic thread and measures 8 x 10 inches.
Speaking of experience and vintage items, the piece I have been using as my background for all my AAQI quilts recently is a piece with lots of tales to tell when it comes to experience.

For lack of knowing its real name, I call it a double sided feed bin.  This old antique has been with hubby and I for many years.  We bought in Fayette, Missouri, where we went to college and it has moved from house to house and has been used in many different ways in each house.  Presently it is our recycling bin and holder of AAQI quilts for pictures.  The feed bin has an divided interior (you can see the two lids in photo) and we place newspapers on one side and plastic, glass and any other recycle items on the other.  Then hubby retrieves and bags what is what for a trip to our local recycling center.  Plus it is a wonderful conversation piece---no one really knows what it is.  So Experience is the word of the day.  From sitting in a barn holding feed to now a holder of recycling, to me learning a new blogging system, to coping with a disease that steals from a victim and caregiver.  Experience is really what you do with what happens to you, both the positive and the negative.  Wishing everyone a positive quilting experience today and as always Happy Quilting.

1 comment:

  1. I like this one. And I was wondering what you used as a background for your photos. Very neat.