Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Treasured Tuesday

Treasuries are a bit like quilts, full of colors which dance together and delight the eyes. Meet this week's Treasured Tuesday curators and enjoy the treasuries they've made.

red heart bracelet with genuine coral and onyx

Featured first is Christina from StonesArtisanJewelry, originally from Canada, and now living in Atlanta. Christina loves rocks - touching them, keeping them in bowls, holding them in her hands. 

This coupled with her love for design and attention to detail, naturally led to her shop of semi-precious stone artisan jewelry. The heart shaped red bracelet pictured is an example of her work.

She also curated the blue chintz treasury below.

Michele of Los Angeles carries vintage nifties, curios and collectable kitsch in her shop by the same name. She also incorporates vintage finds into repurposed jewelry designs. Michele once was a screenwriter, and likes to imagine the stories behind the items she finds. I think my grandmother may have owned a set of canisters like these in her shop.

1960s Avocado. Enameled Metal, Lincoln Beautyware

She made this (mostly) B&W treasury.

Karen Griska of KarenGriskaQuilts has been featured in the Treasured Tuesday list recently. Usually I try not to feature the same person twice in a close period of time, but I had to show her gorgeous lime treasury, and tell you about her new quilting book.
First, the treasury:

Now the book - Stairstep Quilts is available as a PDF file in her Etsy Shop. The book is 24-pages filled with quilt photos, step-by-step how-to photos, fabric requirements, cutting and sewing directions that have been "sister-tested" and found to be easy to follow. Since it is Volume I from the Perpetual Quilter, I am looking forward to more volumes of quilt design from Karen. 

The last featured treasury today is a selvage treasury by Terry Aske of TerryAskeArtQuilts.

Isn't it amazing what can be made from scraps that are usually discarded?

Terry remembers making a mosaic from seeds and beans in kindergarten. After that, she dabbled in many creative activities - beading, drawing, painting, knitting and sewing, but didn't find any that really held my interest. Until, in 1998, she was invited by a friend to a one-day quilting course, and the rest is history. Here is one of my favorites from her shop.

Thank you to all four lovely ladies for including me in their treasuries.


  1. What a wonderful post!! And all the treasury photos are live links. How cool is that? And I like the stories too.

    Thank you so much for including my treasury and new quilt pattern book.

    Hugs, Karen

  2. So happy to be mentioned in this talented company! Ooh, that selvage one is very cool. Thanks bunches, Kym, you are so kind to feature us on yr gorgeous blog!

  3. Thanks for sharing these artists with us! I just can't pick a favorite treasury this week.

  4. You're so right that treasuries are like quilts! A bunch of pretty pieces all put together to make something even more beautiful!

  5. Lovely treasuries! I love those avocado canisters. I think my grandmother had that exact set too!

  6. Four lovely treasuries. Thanks for including my Selvages treasury.