21 March, 2007

Spring Cleaning

It's officially Spring!
That means Spring cleaning, right? My cleaning began yesterday, rather accidentally... I bought a quilt batt and wasn't quite ready to use it yet; while putting it into the cabinet I uncovered a plastic bag shoved way to the back, it was filled with an entire grouping of FQ's and additional yardage from the Sarah Johnson Collection of Shelburne Museum reproduction fabrics by RJR! I'm guessing the collection is approximately ten years old, I had completely forgotten about it! As if this discovery wasn't payment enough, it gets even better...
I found, folded up with these fabrics, thirty-six 5" blocks already pieced and ready to go! I set them together to create a table runner for the craft table in my studio and will baste and quilt it today! I love the way it looks and can already imagine a pretty porcelain pitcher filled with Spring flowers sitting on the top, completing the image and brightening the space! Does it get any better than this? Go ahead, dig in-- push up your sleeves and start your own Spring cleaning; you never know what treasures may be awaiting discovery at your house!

Life is Good!

14 comments:

gwen said...

You are very lucky to find these treasures in your cupboards. The only things I find in mine during Spring cleaning are moth balls and thread bits if I am lucky! Take care.

Angie said...

Ooooh, what a lovely 'find'! You're right, that's going to be a gorgeous tablerunner, and it will definitely need some flowers in a vase or pitcher on it! :)

Nancy said...

Those kinds of finds are WONDERFUL! I'm dealing with the OPPOSITE right now -- things I know I have and CANNOT find! Indeed, spring cleaning is a necessity. But not until after my quilt retreat this weekend.

Shelina said...

Wow, it is like a treasure hunt. How wonderful that you found that, and were able to quickly assemble the blocks into a table runner. It is like the quilting fairy has indeed come to your house. It is very pretty.

Quilt Memories said...

Christmas in March, that's what you have!!!!!!! Lucky Lady. I know a table runner will be georgeous.Can't wait for pics.
have you started your BOM's yet? I have mine cut out and hopefully will get them pieced tomorrow.I want to get them done, so I am not frantically piecing them at the last minute.
Quilting Memories

Conni Lu said...

Life can be full of surprises and today was your day! The table runner is going to look great there, a really good fit.

meggie said...

OOh Lucky you! That table runner is just gorgeous. Love to see what you will do with your fabric treasure trove. Enjoy.

Helen said...

Great find! Do you think you could come over to my place and do some Autumn cleaning? I know you will find lots of treasures I have forgotten about.

teodo said...

I hope to try a treasure like you during my spring cleaning.
This table runner is BELLISSIMA.
ciao ciao

Nadia said...

I am visiting yours blog. How many beautifulst jobs!! It compliments!

Beemoosie said...

Oh how fun!!! I have spring cleaning to do...my "catch all" is my bedroom though. I am determined to make a Nice, peaceful spot!!
I love that table runner!

Rose Marie said...

Lucky you to find those pieces! Let us know what other goodies you find during your spring cleaning. BTW, have you bought a lottery ticket. You know, lucky twice what would a third time bring?

Tazzie said...

What a lucky find in the closet! The runner is lovely, perfect for Spring.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

paula, the quilter said...

What a serendipitous find! Put one away and pull out 2!