Hello my friends :-) !!!! Today is the first day of Summer Break for both of my kids, and I was the mean Mother who made them go to the dentist this morning bright and early 8am. teehee... Don't feel bad for them because I made it up to them with a trip to Goodwill (OK that was more for me) and a huge brunch when we got home. I also told them that they'd have the rest of the day to do whatever they wanted after their appointments. The bad thing is it's raining. I came home and finished up a swap I am doing with a Facebook friend. I can't show pictures until she gets her package. The theme was Americana. I am really excited about one of the items she will be getting. ;-)
Yesterday I was hoping to get more done than I did. I spent the day doing "research" on the computer. Yeah, that's what it was. I found a wonderful out of print book I wanted and spent most of the day tracking one down.
Doesn't this book look intriguing my stitcher friends? I finally found one on Amazon. I'm not happy with how much I paid, but there weren't any on Ebay and none of my Facebook friends had any. I still can't wait to get it! I saw it on a blog post from someone a few years ago as I was looking for some inspiration for some new pattern ideas. I may just need some elf stitchers with all the ideas I've been getting recently.
As promised I wanted to show you my $.99 1984 Longaberger basket. As you can see the handle has been mashed, a couple chipped splints, but it's still usable. I just put some of my Feed N Wax on it and the patina got even more beautiful. That's my lunch box in the background. LOL.
I also found this wonderful treasure...
Then I found these 100% black wool skirts that I'm going to cut up for wool hooking or penny rugs. I rarely come across this kind of stuff so I bought both.
Well, I need to go and get some things priced for the booth. I am doing a major renovation this weekend as a big display piece sold and a few smaller display pieces sold. I need to decide what I want to get rid of or move around here at the homestead to get pieces out there. I may take my storage buffet in my craft room out there for awhile. Only time will tell.
I'm at a stand still on my cross stitch for the time being as I can't decide how to proceed. I just have too many ideas and can't decide on just one! lol
I will be sure to take pictures of the booth as it gets a face lift :-)