In addition to her Miss Tinkham scene she had shown us the night before, Dottie brought in this vignette she had done for a friend with a Partelow piano. She had mentioned it in The Camp and I had asked to see it so I could see a Partelow piano. What a work of art!
Did do a bit of shopping. I'm really looking forward to using the new mitre box. In addition to the 45 and 90 degree angles, it has 30, 60 and 67.5 degree angles, pegs to hold the wood being cut in place, AND the slots for the saw blade are thinner so I think my cuts will be improved.
Also got a lovely banker's lamp, an angel food cake pan, two bird of paradise flowers, a plastic sink and bathtub and shower fixtures.
Friday morning we went to Dottie's to see her incredible collection. Here are pictures of only a few pieces. There was just so much to see - and all of it so beautifully done.
Her teapot collection:
I'm SO disappointed that this picture didn't turn out :-( I've seen many laundry rooms done in Tide boxes (and I've even done one myself) but I've never before seen one done in a vending size Tide box.
Her 'me' room (a room that reflects you and your favourite things):
The strawberry room:
Love this little walled garden:
Two views of her piece based on "The Borrowers"
Great little Southwestern scene:
Sewing room done in a sewing room:
The Egyptian collection:
We went for a lovely lunch of chinese food then headed back toward Phoenix.
On the way we stopped in Mesa for the show of the Arizona Quilters Guild. I'm not a quilter myself but I appreciate the work and artistry that goes into them. And, my, there were some real works of art!
Even before we went into the show, we saw this very unique use of quilting:
Then on to Phoenix...and the show and sale on Saturday!