Yesterday was my best friend, Mary B's, 82 Birthday. In honor of her historic trip to NYC in 2011 for the Red & White exhibit, I made this little quilt for her.
Here you can see it is constructed of flying geese instead of 1/2 square triangles.
I wrote directly on the back of the quilt instead of making a separate label.
Speaking of Red & White and Birthdays. Tomorrow is my son Andrews 23rd Birthday.
I'm making him a red & white cake (red velvet, his favorite).
Pennies - my 2 collections:
I have been collecting wheat back pennies for years. My mother also collected them so I have always thought of them as special.
I have 35 of them and the 2 oldest are from 1920. I keep them in this little suitcase that my husband gave me years ago. He just gave me one last week. It had been a long time since I've added to this collection.
The other collection is pressed pennies. Below is the one that started it all. In 1992 I got this penny in Seattle at Ye Old Curiosity Shop. They had an actual mummy and Andrew being just a little kid was mesmerized by it and called it "The Icky Man". We bought a pressed penny and a post card of him.
I have 122 pressed pennies which I've collected from many different places. Here are my pennies from Disney World and Disney Land, 60 in all.
Here are the other ones. I display them in this little Victorian calling card dish. I love mixing things irreverantly like this.
There is an official website to organize and purchase pennies here. I just get them when I can. It is very fun to go through them once in a while.
Have a FUN Friday everyone and a great weekend.