Yesterdays thrift store was raffling off a quilt, had the main body of the store set up with sewing machines and a trunk full of fabric neatly washed, folded and tagged, jars of buttons, embellishments, and books. I could not resist! I bought a wonderful hard bound book for $1 called "A Name On the Quilt A story of Remembrance" written by Jeannine Atkins Illustrated by Tad Hills. It's about the AIDS quilt and written for a child to understand. Very beautifully done. Am sure my grand kids will like it without yet understanding death or AIDS. But will relate to the quilt that the whole family is creating together. I grabbed this little glass jar of metal buttons. Some seem to be from foreign countries (to me) and will get my magnifying glass out later to read the language they are in... Then I poured through the trunk of fabrics and hauled home a huge bag full including cottons, flannels, prints, felt, blanket material (the orange bundle); batting...and also found some thin pink delicate yarn, and a bag of string/twine some braided. All of which I was sure could be used on some creation someday.
And last night I did a little more work on Erika's World. The sunflower got yellow petals and green leaves, the frame got brown ribbon around two sides...The rest of the ribbon frames other squares on the piece. I actually bought this ribbon in MN last summer at a marvelous quilt shop there run by the woman, Susan Stein, who does art quilts. I'm starting to add in more photographs today.