Archive for February, 2010

This is a beautiful white and gold bisque Christmas carousel I found at my fav thrift shop.  It was still new in the box and didn’t seem to have ever been taken out or at least not “used”.  This was $6.00 and says it’s from JCPenney’s home collection.  You turn the top and the carousel goes around with Santa and the reindeer and plays “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”. I love it!  


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This is 2010 Mini New Year Sampler freebie from Debbie Cripps.  I xs’ed it on white 18ct. aida with the DMC it calls for.  The frame is from my massive frame stash and is apx. 2 x 3 and very colorful.  I had so much fun xs’ing this piece.  Wanting to do something for the first piece of 2010 I was glad to find this quick pretty design.

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I haven’t been posting lately and will attempt to catch up some.  I won’t go all thru Thanksgiving and Christmas, but just add a few things I’ve recently acquired.  Thanks for checking out my update 🙂

This is our bedroom with some new wall decor.  The beautiful picture in the middle with the carved “P” was given to us by my niece and family for Christmas and we sort of decorated around it with the cross and the two wooden hearts.  

 This is a Carnival Glass set I recently bought.  There are SEVEN glasses.  The tray didn’t come with it, but I thought it looked like it should.

 This is an old hankie box I got at an antique shop full of hankies which should be in the next picture.

 I think there were something like 14 hankies in the box!  I love these.

 These are from tiny kits my England xs friend Gill sent me.  The poinsettia goes in the top of a beautiful little “pot” and the others have tiny gold frames.  These were soooo much fun to xs.

 These are from my fav thrift shop where I go very very frequently 🙂 I should work there LOL  These are onyx eggs and someone put “leaves” on some that resemble fruit. I would have preferred them to be left off myself.  These were all in a bag and very cheap!  There is a purple one missing because I gave it to my xs friend Sharon 🙂

 This design is by Sampler Girl. I love everything she creates!  This is called Primitive Valentine Pin Cushion and I xs’ed it for Sharon as a surprise 🙂

 This is Quaker Pumpkin by Cindy Mae Designs.  You have to check out her designs if you haven’t already.  She is one sweet lady!

 I gave some “sampler” fabric to Sharon and asked her to work her magic!  She made me the most beautiful tote/purse with outside pocket that is so unique and inside pockets, too.  She made a small bag which is on the right side of the picture, but looks as big as the tote!  It’s not – it’s like a makeup bag size and is just adorable.  This will be great for toting my xs around or I may just use them as a purse.  Thanks, Sharon – I love it and you 🙂

 This is an old sewing box and it’s in really great shape.  The inside has a ledge for spools and you can sort of see it in the picture.

 Sharon made this teeny tiny little bitty stocking for me for Christmas and OMG it’s just amazing!!!  I love love love it!  She even xs’ed 2010 on it, my initials JP and hers SS and my fav motif – the stag.  How precious is this!!! 🙂 

This was from my fav thrift shop, BUT…. my neighbor found it and bought it for me knowing I love RN (Rescued Needlework).  It was rolled up with a rubberband around it on a table with large pieces of scrap fabrics wrapped the same way!  This is the best part – she got it for FIFTY CENTS – yes, you read right FIFTY CENTS!!!!  I think it  came as a tapestry kit of a repro painting by Vermeer de brief who was a known painter in his day. His name is stamped on the back.  I will probably frame it or maybe have it made into a pillow.  It’s 17.5 x 13.5″!!!  It is xs’ed instead of needlepoint, but is just beautiful in person. 🙂 If anyone knows the title of this or anything else about it, please let me know. 🙂  NOTE NOTE NOTE::::::   Thanks to my daughter, Valerie, for finding the title of this piece and more info on it.  You can see it here, if you like: http://www.essentialvermeer.com/catalogue/girl_reading_a_letter_by_an_open_window.html

 Vintage hankie I recently found at an antique shop.  I think that’s about it for today.  Thanks sooo much for looking thru my updates in no certain order 🙂

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