Along with being a member of the Oxford Quilters Guild in Ingersoll, Ontario I am also a member of the Mahone Bay Quilters Guild in Nova Scotia. I've explained this before too that I'm a member of a bee in Nova Scotia too. Through emails and my friend Barb Robson I am able to keep up with what's happening with this group of wonderful quilters and friends so far away.
Last week I received an email from the group with a pattern link to Purl Soho for the Purl Bee Penguin Pattern. For some reason I just decided that it was a fundraiser or something so Sunday I started making penguins and here they are.......
While I was digging out some buttons today, I came across these snaps in a jar of buttons that I bought about 18 years ago at a garage sale. I knew the buttons must be old because they came in a huge peanut butter jar with the price of 49 cents on the lid.
When I first bought this jar there was the most beautiful engraved silver thimble in it. That thimble sits in my collection on the wall of the studio.
After a little internet research......it turns out that these are from WWII.