Sunday, September 23, 2007

Shopping at Gramie's house

I went over to Gramie's house this morning to look for a button for an Artsy Clutch I made from Amy Karol's Bend-the-Rules Sewing book, and came home with a whole lotta loot.

First, the button for the clutch:

Then, she showed me a quilt she's working on. It had some pink peacock fabric in it that she bought in Thailand. I told her how much I liked it and she told me she had some in blue. Not only did she have several yards of blue peacock fabric in her closet, but she had matching blue fabric to go with it!

She told me to take it and make some more bags. Awesome. Then she pulled out this flowery fabric with more coordinating green fabric. She threw it in a bag to take home with me. Wow!

And then, when I thought she had showed me all of her cute stuff, she hauled out this Inuit fabric. Holy shit. This is the cutest fabric I have ever seen. It's friggin' Inuits, people! With more coordinating blue fabric!

As if all this loot wasn't enough, she showed me a bed spread Nana (Gramp's Mum) knit in 1966 with gorgeous cotton yarn and Gramie pieced together in 1967. This is one beautiful bed spread. As soon as I got home, I pulled off my cheap bargain bin comforter and slipped Nana's bed spread on my bed.

Check out the detail. It's incredible. This is one of 120 squares.

I'm pretty sure it was knit with US1/2.25 mm needles. No wonder it took her a whole year to make it, and another year to piece it together.

Shopping at Gramie's is so much fun! And all I went there for was a button! Now you know why I frogged two mittens and a hat for the Summer Shawlette I knit for her!!


  1. Your grandmother has fantastic taste! And the bedspread is beautiful - what a treasure.

  2. I love the Inuit fabric! that is so cute - great colors too.

    And that blanket? WOW. She sounds like an amazing woman!

  3. the blanket is so beautiful. Wow, that is a lot of knitting and seaming.

  4. Sigh... Everyone should have a "Grammie" shop.

    You scored some lovely things, especially that gorgeous bedspread. I can see where you get your keen eye and your talent from!

  5. Woweeeeeeeee, lucky you! I love the blue ones. Tres nice! :)

  6. I was just leafing through my crafters choice magazine, and on the cover of a book called Heirloom Knits (You can find it on is the same blanket your great grammie knit!

    How cool is that!


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