Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes for my aunt. They have moved her out of ICU to a rehab hospital a couple of blocks from the hospital she was in. I will be traveling again this next week to see her. Zoe's Birthday Party is this Saturday. She turned 4 yesterday. Time is a flying!!  lol
Today was house cleaning day. I found some things I had purchased while junking a couple of weeks ago. I'm just getting around to showing them.

 Could not pass up this frame for 1.00 and the basket was 39 cents.

 I was looking for things to use as pin keeps. I need to repaint them. I will be able to use the one on the left as a floss holder. The other two I will make something on top as pin keeps.

 I came across this shadow box. I seen it as a Haunted House with scrapbook papers as the background and put little things in each square. I see skeletons, little mice, and all kinds of Halloween trinkets.  I need to paint it too. Cute for the grandkids for Halloween.
See those scones... My mom had 2 of those from Home Interior when I was growing up.  I think she sold them in a yard sale a long time ago. Well, I bought these two for about 1.50 each. 
 I seen this on Pinterest!  That is why I got those scones. It was from the blog of Santa and Samplers. That is the Lydia Broome Sampler by Pineberry Lane Designs cross stitched. I have some other stitching I will use. But I love the idea. I have to sand my scones and stain them. They are pretty ruff.
 In our traveling back from Chattanooga Tn. We stopped in Cracker Barrel. They were having a big 80% off sale. I got this spinning wire holder. I have not decided what will go in it yet. I have it all ready to catch something... Just don't know what...

Well... Stitching has been slow.. My North Pole Post Office from the Santa's Village is having a hard time being built... Those elves are slacking!  Oh, That would be me! I find myself falling asleep before I can put any stitches in.

 I did start punching Fancey Blackett punch Needle. I plan to make it into a small bag. I have her hat done and face. I'm using the called for DMC.

 I have this pattern. Fancey Blackett Doll. I have my muslin all ready to cut Fancey Blackett out. I have a chair that she can rest in during the Fall Season. I thought of putting some old corn husk in her bag that I'm punching. That is all the ideas running around in my head at this time.. I love Fall and this is the time of year I love to create and decorate.  
I hope everyone had a great day.
Prayers went out today for families that lost loved ones on 9-11.
Praying also for all the soldiers past and present.
Till Later....



Linda said...

What a great post April. Love all your thrift finds. Great job. Your stitching is looking good.


Barb said...

Some great shopping. What a great way to use the wooden scones!

Catherine said...

Glad your Aunt is doing well. Love all of your goodies!

stitcheranon said...

I am glad she is a little better; will continue the prayers. I love all the things you bought..they are totally gorgeous; looking forwards to seeing how you finish them xx

Chris said...

Great update. Lovely new things and projects. Glad to hear that your Aunt is stable.

Parsley said...

Been thinking about you and all you must be going through. Hugs

Great shopping finds! I never, never find treasures like that. Boo!

Lynn said...

I'm sorry to hear of your Aunt's stroke. I hope she is recuperating quickly and that rehab is going well.

I always enjoy seeing your flea market finds. I have never seen scones before. They are a great find and will be a great way to display your stitching. I love what you've found for pinkeeps too. I found some old industrial thread spools this summer to use for that purpose. I'm on the hunt for patterns for them now.

I can't wait to see your finished punch needle! This is one technique that I wish I had kept up with.