This was in this week’s Michaels ad. Hmmnn, might be a good time to start shopping for PJ’s stocking!
My good friend, Laura Sheaffer, joined me for the Wilkes County Quilters annual show this weekend. There were many gorgeous quilts on display (I’m still not sure how I feel about photographing other people’s quilts–I am sure the winners will be posted on their website.) This year’s highlight was an old-fashioned bed turning. The ringing of a handbell summoned viewers to the turning. An old iron bed was covered with a stack of vintage quilts. Each quilt was held up for all to see as each quilt’s story was read. Each quilt was also “turned” back upon the foot of the bed until all quilts had been shown.
You can download these and bazillions more free digital images at Far, Far Hill. These are to be used for personal projects. Some large collections are available with unlimited use for $1.50.
I’m also thrilled to report that Dover Pictura is open for business! You can download whole collections of their images for about half the price of their books (especially when you figure in shipping.) Don’t want the whole collection? You can download indiviual pages (~1-20 images) for $.99-$1.99. When you sign up, you get three pages for free! You can also sign up for their free sample images that come by email every week. I’ve been gathering those for a couple of years, now.
I have to warn you, though, both sites are addictive!