Monday, February 21, 2011

My Newest Stitchery and Fun Finds

In my last post you'll remember the stitchery I was working on. I finished it today. That's good and bad because it's done and another one to hang on my wall(good), but now I have nothing to work on at work tomorrow (bad). LOL. I could start one of my new projects I got at the thrift store. And yes I will prolly do the one that says to use 36 count fabric on a little bigger count because yeah I can't see those small holes. Thanks for the suggestions. LOL. Worse yet my partner Stacie is off work on an injury. I'm hoping she comes back Friday. Oh and Stacie you better be doing some redos or crafting on your time off. LOL. OK OK back to my stitchery. It turned out so sweet. I'd LOVE to make patterns, but I don't know where to start to find a program that I can make the charts with. Anyway, here she is all done...

Hehe you can see my reflection in the glass...



The next thing I finished is my buckshot pincushion. This was so fun and easy to make. I finally got some vintage buttons at the flea market to finish it off. A plastic bag full for $5.00. I walked around the antique store and I saw mason jars with buttons in for $14 - $19 a piece. So I got a great deal. Better yet I have my own jars to put them in, but I decided one of my stack boxes made a better place.

My new/old buttons... I LOVE using these for all kinds of projects...



Oh lol I forgot to show you the pincushion. DUH... Now I should use one of the many pinkeeps I've created, but noooooo I use a stupid tomato that my needles keep getting pushed in to and I can't get them out. GRRRRR... I think there are like 5 needles in the endless abyss of the pincushion. I swear one day I'm going to cut it open and I'll find my lost needles. I leave little tails of thread in them, but when I carry it back and forth to work the thread falls out and the needles disappear.



Now some neat little pieces I've added to my pewter collection.



I was so thrilled to find this for $10.00 at the flea market. I've seen lots of these in pictures, but never figured I'd find one.



This little beauty I got at Goodwill today. $2.00...



I'm still working on a few small projects and when those are done I'm going to be starting one of those disappearing 9 square quilts. I forgot I already had some reproduction civil war print squares in my fabric stash. That's bad when you can't even remember what you have. LOL I'll let you know when I'm ready to start. That way you can quilt along if you'd like. Well, I better move along and figure out what to take with me tomorrow to work on. I'm hoping this stupid snow stops before tomorrow. I'm getting so tired of it. OH and my sinus issue is gone. Yiippeee!!!!! As soon as it got cold again it cleared right up. I hope some of you are also feeling better. If you see spelling mistakes my stupid spell check isn't working I apologize. I proof read, but my brain moves faster then the words register and I think they are there, but when I type I forget them. And my spelling is horrible some days.
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4 comments:

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

I love the stitchery!! That $2 picture is really nice, what a deal on that.
I have a magnetic pin cushion, I got tired of digging the needles out of the tomato.8-)
Blessings,
Lorna

Jeannette said...

Hi Mary! I love your stitchery; I'm trying to get back into cross stitching and love samplers. Wow what a deal on that picture - reminds me of ones I've seen in Country Sampler for a whole lot more!! I never thought I would like pewter but I'm really starting to and hope I can find pretty pieces like the salt/peps and pitcher. Love your blog - Sincerely, Jeannette

renee said...

Mary, I love all your finds! That stitchery is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Renee

simple~needs said...

love all the goodies!!!! great job on the stitchery!!!
here are a couple sites to try and make your own cross stitch pattern
http://www.myphotostitch.com/
http://www.picturecraftwork.com/en
http://download.cnet.com/Stoik-Stitch-Creator/3000-2130_4-10030607.html