Monday, January 2, 2012

Delaines 1863

I have 2 Delaines sample books. The one I am using today is dated 1863 and most of the designs are large scale. The fabric to the left is 11" X 17". A Delaine is a cotton warp with a wool weft and usually saturated colorations.











This sample is 12" X 13" and a beautiful green!

















These are 9" X 11".

Dressgoods or Furnishing fabrics?



















We celebrated my 65th birthday New Years Eve...since I will be at the International Quilt Study Center's Mosaic Exhibit with my friend Peg Juckett for my birthday on January 7. Ron had a very large heavy wrapped package for me.....an 11 quart hammered copper jam pan.....WOW. This has been on the top of my list since I took a wonderful jam making class early this fall (See Sept 18th post). So....we left immediately on a fruit run and I have spent the last 3 days working on an 'everyday marmalade'....lemon and pink grapefruit. The jam pan was the right tool for the job and the color, texture and taste of the marmalade is superb.

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