Friday, March 21, 2008

Kauai Quilt

Well look what I found! In another spurt of procrastination (not for taxes but for work) I found this little quilt in a box in the basement! Go figure! With the rising water in St. Louis (and my basement) I ventured down to make sure all boxes were out of harms way, and found a small one that didn't look familiar. The quilt above was hiding in there!

I've always adored Kauai and it has always felt like the home of my heart. My last trip was 3 years ago, to Princeville--------- ahhhhhhhhhhhh. This quilt predates that trip and was made when I was living in Honolulu. I'm not sure I like the wavy, watery border much anymore but I haven't lived with it long enough. The quilt face itself is embellished with all sorts of stitches, beads, and ribbons, lots of texture.

It does need a good pressing, but I thought I would share it with you.

What cool objects are hiding in your house?????

6 comments:

dana said...

i love shopping in the basement. just about to go on a spree to get all of my spring clothes up!

melissaknits said...

DUST BUNNIES are the only thing hiding here!!

Lisa Boyer said...

Hey!!!! I recognize that place!! Too cool! And I like the wavy border--I think it's a great touch!

Gramma Phyllis said...

Who knows what dwells in my basement. I've lived in the house for 34 years, have seen an ex and 2 kids leave and my mom arrive, plus for a short while my son, DIL and 3 kids lived with me. The kids slept in the old playroom which had become my craft room--craft room materials moved to basement. That was 1 1/2 years ago and the majority crafting is still there--oh well. The knitting supplies are in the ex's old closet so why worry.

yoel said...

I'm so jealous this is the sort of thing you dig out of the basement! I find jars of paint and hardened grout that the prior owners left behind.

Jenny Girl said...

So sorry to hear about the flooding. My basement occasionally floods, and it is a nightmare! Glad you found and rescued something cool. I like it!