In the midst of all of my pattern drama my sister called and asked if I wanted to go shopping and some nearby antique stores. Of course I WANT to go, but I really need to get my patterns together and delivered and well money is a bit tight. BUT my desire to shop won out. Plus my sister and I live in the same city, but we are both very busy and rarely do things together. So, off we went.
I found some great treasures, but in particular this beauty...
The hardest part is not being able to use right now. Country Sampler is now coming Oct 28th for pictures and I am not allowed to move anything. So for now it is sitting in my basement taunting me every time I come in the door. I'm not sure why there is metal around the edges, but it may be coming off. I just love cubbies though sometimes can be difficult to decorate. I will be able to use it just in time for Christmas!!!
Then, after our discussion on decorating I found more gourds to decorate with. I LOVE the warty ones. I may be replacing the gourds you see at the top of the picture with these babies. The small ones were $.50 a piece and the bigger ones $3.50. Not too bad.
We also talked about dried berries and flowers. Well, I saw these and had to have them. I don't normally buy stuff like this but I loved the dark color of them. I think I need to work on this peg rack a little. Hopefully Country Sampler won't mind.
And yes I can't believe I bought dried flower heads, but I don't have any...
I haven't had a lot of time to design, but I did pick up my pencil and paper the other evening doing some sketches. Hopefully I can now find some time to create. I sure do miss it, but I am also glad that my patterns are getting out and about to brick and mortar stores. Stay tuned. Hopefully I will have something to show you soon.