Monday, March 19, 2012


Who knew when traveling for a baby shower that I would be the one coming home with a quilt?

I scored this beautiful antique baby quilt!  Isn't is pretty?  It is super soft and in great condition.  In case you are thinking I should have given it to the parents-to-be, I did offer, but they declined;-)  

I didn't get a picture of the quilt I gifted at the baby shower, but I took a photo of the cute onsies decorated.  There was quite some creating going on at this party!  I am amazed at the uniqueness of each siggy block signed.  I am waiting to show those until I get them all back....some were mailed to distant friends and relatives.

My connecting flight back was delayed by several hours which meant I didn't get home until the wee hours of the morning.  Luckily for me, there was an exhibit in the airport of sewing machines.  Wasn't that convenient?

My daughter was mortified when I pulled out my camera from my carryon bag inside the airport.  I don't know why....I wasn't taking any pictures of her, and it wasn't as if we knew anyone there ;-)

It was difficult to get clear pictures with the glare from the glass cases and the backlighting of the terminal, but I did my best.  This case displayed children's sewing machines.

Don't you love these antique irons?

My daughter couldn't believe this book, and shortly after expressing disgust that I had my camera out, insisted that I take a picture of the Teen Guide to Homemaking.

Contrary to what my daughter thinks, I didn't take a picture of every display.....but I wanted to....


  1. What a fantastic way to spend a long layover in the airport. Looking at the displays brought back memories of my grandmother and her sewing machine and iron. The baby outfits are so cute.

  2. I think displays like this should be in every airport! Lucky you!

  3. Great antique quilt! And how awesome to see the antique sewing machine display! That is awesome!

  4. I'm thinking that the parents should save the onesies and let you make a quilt out of them after the baby outgrows them! What a great trip to go to a shower and end up with a quilt for your collection and see a sewing exhibit in the airport.

  5. Okay, now I'm curious and want to see if I can find a copy of The Teen Guide to Homemaking.

  6. What fun shower idea the onesies are.
    Love all the displays of the sewing machines and things you photographed. Lucky you to be in the right place at the right time.
    The antique quilt is adorable.

  7. How convenient to be so entertained during your delay. That book is hilarious! My daughters would have laughed so hard!

  8. Sounds like you had a great time! I love thinking about the stories of antique quilts...
    and I'd LOVE to see what that book has to say about homemaking!! :D

  9. "....shortly after expressing disgust that I had my camera out, insisted that I take a picture of the Teen Guide to Homemaking." LOVE IT.

    Thanks for sharing, what a great find in an airport!

  10. Which airport has the exhibit? Maybe I can get a layover there!