Our blog is dedicated to seasonal living: cooking with local produce (sometimes our own), sewing for the home and searching out vintage bargains.

We believe that most of the pleasure is in the journey - in the making and creating, even if in a simple way.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Beautiful and useful

I wish I could say that I'd sewn this little quilt, but it wasn't my effort that produced something so gorgeous.  Instead, I found it in a charity shop and just couldn't resist it.

Someone has put so much work into it...a star design, all hand stitched, quilted and bound around the edge with the pretty floral fabric.  At the very least I can appreciate the skill and artistry (not to mention the time) that's been spent in creating something special.  Don't you agree?


  1. What a lucky find and how beautiful. There is something almost rather sad about beautiful items that have been created by thier original owners with lots of love and time put into every stitch for them to end up in a charity shop. But then on the plus side we would not be able to enjoy these gems if they didn't so appear. I have a quilt that I picked up from the charity shop a few years back which I washed and put into service. One day ideally I would love to have a go at making my own

    You have picked up a beauty. Enjoy


  2. A gorgeous quilt - what a great find! Enjoy!

  3. I can't believe that you found something as nice as that in a charity shop! It's lovely.

  4. oh i soooo want to do patchwork. I need to give up work to fit in all the important things in life lol

  5. What a great charity shop find - it's lovely:)

  6. hi
    wonderful find!!!it looks wonderful.
    have a nice week,

  7. Hi there
    Just popped by to say thanks for your kind comment, and saw your article about the 'found' quilt. How lucky were you! It is beautiful. I have just made it to my 1st blog Anniversary and am going to have a little giveaway. Check back in a couple of days and I will show a sneak preview of whats on offer.

  8. that is quite some find, lucky you!!