Sunday, March 23, 2014

Estate Sale~Flea Market~Needlework

Hello Friends!!!1

It is so sunny outside today, still cold!!! But very soon (here in Ohio) we will be getting warmer days, with lots of rain and then all the glorious color will be gifted to us!!! So excited!! I have not been out much since my double knee replacement in Oct, then the fall down my stairs, with all the bad weather I didn't want to chance another fall outside!! 
But I did go to the Navarre Flea Market yesterday with friend Ella! I wanted to show you my goodies, then about a week ago, Jo Ann and I went to an Estate Sale!!!! It was a huge house full of folk art. It was amazing, and I needed way more money, lol. I was happy with what I got and Jo Ann got some great things as well. 
I have also been working on some needle cases and thought I would show you a peek of my progress. I am also working on Eunice Ripley and Per Lucinda samplers in between the smalls. I love making smalls for the needlework bag, they are just so sweet~
Have a great week~

A beautiful plate, and ironstone desert plates, lots of vintage trims and 2 old tins, some small pottery and a bunch of vintage jewelry to repurpose~~~~
 Lots of old lace and crochet lace, that will be used for small needle work pillows.
 Both of these cans labels say Canton Ohio, I especially love the yellow one.
 Also a fan shaped milk glass vase, I had been wanting one of these for a long time!
 These are the pottery dishes which I am going to use for beads.
 From the estate sale, a Rebekah L Smith painted box, I love her folk art!
 The front of this lovely box, so pretty.
One of the needle keeps I am working on, traced a rabbit from one of NFF fractur books and added french knots and hand dyed with Rit taupe dye. Love the fabric and grey wool!
 This an old Carriage House Tomb Stone design, love it!
This metal peacock vase? I got it a while ago at One Vintage Lane in Hartville Ohio. I have used it to hold some of my scissors, It looks cool!!!!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Gift for Joan~

Hello Friends!!!
It was Joan's Birthday last Thursday, we have been in the same stitching group for many years!! She is such a sweetie and when she gets the giggles, it is so hilarious, she is fun to be around!  
Thought you might want to see the little ( 2 3/4" x 1") scissor fob I made for her, it turned out so sweet, stitched over 1 and on the back I put our initials and the year and a itty bitty flower!!!! I found the beaded trim at Hobby Lobby, it was just perfect. It made Joan smile and she loved it!
I dyed some vintage red velvet yesterday with Rit Taupe, it turned out so good, as it was the brightest red I have seen! I mean really bad, lol. Working on some applique pillows and making some strawberries, I will post a picture next time. 
Hoping for some warmer days later this week!!!!