Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Little Bit of This and That

Well it has been a little bit since I last posted as things have been busy on this side of my world. I have been working on some projects though some I can show and some I cannot since it is for a swap that I am in that is a secret. I am a part of Stitching Angels swap over on Helen's blog http://hugsnkisses.typepad.com/hugsfromhelen/ you should go on over there and visit. There are free patterns to download and use from seven designers that have put their awesome talents to use for the angels in this swap. We can use them if we like or use patterns that we already have. We have to make three handmade gifts for our partners by the end of October. I am having so much fun. I have visited my partners blog and she does really beautiful work. I would tell you to go visit her, but this is a secret swap so I cannot give you her blog addy. Although if you go to Helen's blog she has a list of every ones blogs on her site, just do like I did and go through all of them. There are some really talented ladies around the world. Anyhow, I have one made and am working on the second. I am undecided whether to mail out all at one time or do them seperately.Hmmmm.......may just mail as I finish them.

This is a thread bucket that I made this past weekend. All I need to do is put the straps on and the lining.

I also have been going to thrift stores in search of some finds. Boy did I find some great things this past few weeks. I had wanted a set of wicker furniture for the porch since we moved in here in June but could not find any. Well I hit the mother load this past weekend and was able to get three love seats and two chairs. All in great conditions except for one that had a few loose strands that can easily be fixed. All for under a $100.00, way under!! Now I only need a couple more and maybe a swing and the front porch (or maybe I should say veranda) will be furnished outside of some small tables and such. You have to understand this porch is a honking large one it goes from the front all the way down one side of this house. Can anyone say huge!lol And I love it, lots of places to sit and stitch now.

I also found these wonderful punch bowl cups. I have an antique punch bowl that did not have any cups. Well I found these little beauties of cut crystal this past weekend and thought they would go really well with the bowl I have. Are they not wonderful! I just love them.
Next I have added to my milk glass collection so I just made a few pics of some of the things I have. I fell in love with this type of glass about two years ago and the rest is history as they say. I am always looking to add to my collection. I also purchased these little jewels they are swans inside seashells with roses and such. They are so cute I just need to clean them and then put them out to enjoy.

Last but not least is this dish I happened to find at the thrift store also. I believe it is a candy dish although I could be wrong and it is a nut dish? Does anyone know? Anyhow, I like it so now it has a place in my home. I just love the colors and the roses in this dish.

That is all the pics I have for now I think. I do have some stitching to do and will get to that soon. Not for swaps or rr just some stitching for myself. I really need to get some of it finished and I will in the coming weeks. Still progressing on my redwork "peacock" and he is really looking good if I do say so myself. I am also putting together the blue ocean quilt and getting it ready to quilt. I decided not to put the two bright orange blocks in the quilt and I will make two blocks to replace those. I will however be making pillows out of them since they were from a swap I was in and I do want to use them all. As for the fall quilt I am looking for some chocolate fabric with small print for the backing on this one and the strips between the blocks. The wildflower will be getting either hot pink or lime green for the backing not sure which at the moment and the strips as I said before will be black. I am also working on a baby quilt for my niece that is due on November 2nd, I told her to wait until the 6th which is my b'day.lol This is her first so who knows it could happen.lol

Well that is all I have for today, I will try and post more on tomorrow of the things I am doing. Happy Stitching Everyone,


Miss 376 said...

You got some lovely bargains there Wendy. I love the glass. My mum used to collect old wine glasses, the ones that were really thin glass. Some used to have beautiful patterns

Charlene said...

Ah... a girl after my own heart! You had a wonderful haul there, lady - great work! And don't you just love that you give life to old things that would go unloved?

Rengin Yazitas said...

What a lovely things...I loved those lovely swans in the seashells...Enjoy your new goodies.


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