One of the discoveries was a lumpy object wrapped up like a mummy in toilet paper. The unveiling revealed a very nice hands-free magnifying glass.
It has a cord that goes around your neck, and you prop the base on your chest. I realized that wrapping it in something would be necessary not only to protect it, but to keep my house from burning down if the sunlight hit the big lens.
I decided to search through my stash of painted, quilted fabric and make a pouch.
I used samples and scraps of fabric painting experiments, such as the Shiva Paintstiks rubbing, some foiled fabric,
and some fabric stenciled with Setacolor paints.
There is a lot more of my dad's stuff to go through and set up in my studio. I might have to do some online research to figure out the purpose of some of the objects I have inherited.
Today I went to Cary for my art quilt bee. I'll post pics from that next time...but before leaving Cary I stopped by to see my new grand baby, who came home yesterday. Here is her 3-Day Old picture. I believe she was smiling!