Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Treasures and some more finishes.....

I have been wanting to post some pictures for the last day or two but I was having some kind of computer/blogger issues. I think they have been resolved so I am going to give it another try.
Last Thursday was our anniversary, so the DH and I did a little road tripping over the weekend and hit an antique shop and I came away with these lovely items. The dish is called a "bone dish". I thought it was so cute and would be a perfect place to put buttons. I am collecting pearl buttons, so I bought a couple of jars of them. I think I will have enough for awhile. I also found some hat pins and crocheted lace. I have already put some of the pins and buttons to work. I can't wait to use the lace.

Then I have been on quite a binge of stitching pincushions. I stitched up this Shakespeare's Peddler "Ole Pincushion". It was stitched it on 32 count black with 2 threads of Belle Soie--Kiwi. This was a very quick stitch. I stitched it and finished it all on Monday.

As I mentioned I have been on a pincushion binge. I stitched this BBD--Bird in Hand on 36 count cream with Belle Soie Cranberry.

And yet another BBD--Bluebird, which I stitched on 32 count cream with Belle Soie Kiwi. So I guess mine would be a green bird. The back ground fabric is what I used on the back of the pincushion, along with some of the buttons and pins I bought the other day. I just love these pincushions.

I had this LHN design--Snowy Pines stitched up and was in a finishing mood, so I took care of this little ornament. It was stitched on home coffee dyed 32 count with DMC. Turned out pretty cute.

Last Sunday my DD and I framed these two pieces. They are Bent Creek Snappers. I stitched this back in 2003!!!! I can't believe it. My SIL made the frames and my DD painted them and we finally got them framed. One piece is mine of course and the other one is my stitching bud Lori's.

Over the last three Wednesday's my friend Jackie and I have been putting together these Christmas ornaments. Jackie and another stitching bud--Chris did the stitching of the ornaments and then I helped Jackie put them together. So we ended up assembling 26!!! No last minute Christmas rush this year!!!


19 comments:

Berit said...

OMG I love it all especially the bone dish and smalls!! Congrats on the frame-up, and early ornament finishing! Gosh, that's a lot of snowy men! :D

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Paula C. said...

Wow!!!!! I am so jealous! You have done so many wonderful projects! I am stunned by all of the ornaments you all put together! I seriously need to get my act together! Beautiful work =)

Deb said...

OMG I just love all your buttons and lace. You just can't have enough buttons. And I love the bone dish too. I keep seeing them all over so I've picked up a couple.

I love your pincushions too - they're all fantastic. And your ornament too. And I can't believe how large those Bent Creek Snappers are! How fantastic are those. I bet you were so thrilled to finally have them framed!

edie said...

WOW! Joan, your fingers have been flying!!! Love the Snappers. I am inspired to get stitching!!!

Katrina said...

Everything is gorgeous!!!! Love the framed Snappers and all the little pincushions and ornaments :-).

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jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

What a lovely blog you have.
Be always in stitches.

Yvonne..... said...

I would love to know how you do your beading on the seams and hangers for your ornaments. They are just lovely. Could you share your secrets? Your stitching is really nice - thanks for sharing with us!

Yvonne
flossfairy@knology.net

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great finds!! And a beautiful binge. Love your pin cushion finishes. Huge framing project is lovely, too...and so many ornies! Congratulations!

Brigitte said...

Wonderful pincushions! I also love them and could stitch them all the time but what would my bigger projects become then? Lol.
Wow, you framed the BC snappers yourselves? You are two skilled ladies, you and your daughter.

Suzanne said...

What wonderful treasures you picked up. I love all your stitching, such wonderful pillows you have finished.

Yvonne..... said...

Just a quick thank you for giving me a little information on how you finish your ornaments. I do have another question, who is the designer and what is the name of the ornie pattern you stitched - the one you stitched 26 times!!? It has got to feel great knowing you have that done and it's only May! Whoo Hoo!

Yvonne
flossfairy@knology.net

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I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did making it.

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Patti said...

More great finishes. I have to stop reading your blog and get stitching.
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

WendyJo said...

Love your dish and the buttons and lace! Great treasures you found on your roadtrip!

You have been stitching like crazy girl! Love all the finishes and love the framed piece too!

Marianne said...

Wow Snowman's Quaker Christmas stitched up 26 times! Ladies I am impressed. Would you mind letting me grab that pic for my gallery? Or can I highlight it on my blog?

Marianne said...

Wow Snowman's Quaker Christmas stitched up 26 times! Ladies I am impressed. Would you mind letting me grab that pic for my gallery? Or can I highlight it on my blog?