Monday, June 27, 2011

Stitching Projects, Visitors and Thrift Shop Treasures

Hello everyone,

It has been a good while since I have updated, but I have been busy!  First, I had two of my best 'stitchy' friends visit the second week of June!  Karen and Tim arrived on the 8th and my BFF Laura came in on the 9th.  Karen is one of my stitchers and moderators in my stitch group, ESC.  I first met Karen and her hubby Tim in Branson, last November at the Stitch Retreat put on my Cecilias Sampler.  Laura and I have been friends for almost 59 years now; YES, we grew up together, went to school together, were in each other's weddings, are godparents to each others children and so on......yada yada yada! lol  We had a great time; the girls helped to organize my charts, etc......they got a lot done, but there is so much more to do........that Friday we went to Williamsburg to the Haus Tirol (Wishing Well) LNS, LUNCH, Hancock Fabric, and then the new Joannes at Newtown Center.  They guys spent that day fishing at the OcenView Fishing Pier in Portsmouth.  All in all we had a great time!  I know that I do miss them terribly, but will see them again in October, at the PALS Retreat in Myrtle Beach, SC, held by Amy at Down Sunshine Lane.

Now, here are two pillows that I stitched for my friends Carol and Chris:
 The horse pillow is for Chris who lives on a farm and has two horses of her own; the Bluebird pillow is a Spring Stitched Exchange for my friend Carol.  Hope she likes it!

Next, ia a small picture for my friend CC (my Joy); I thought this suited her perfectly; small but profound.
This framed piece I gave to my friend Karen, when she visited.  It is so appropriately called, 'Stitched with Love'........  Last, on the stitching front is my June Owl SAL for the OakHaven Design  group.

Last Saturday, I did some bargain hunting at the local thrift stores.  This is what I came up with! LOL

First, I found some stitched pieces in frames that were in good condition; plus the stitching was nice.  I don't know what I will do with it, but someone put a lot of work into these pieces.  The frames were all priced at $1.25, so could not pass them up!  See what you think...............

The last treasure I found, was meant to be a burner for tea candles; however, the metal lid had eight holes that were perfect to my scissors.  In fact, they were brand new; selling also for $1.25 a piece.  I got one for myself and one for my BFF Laura.
Well, stitching friends and all my fellow bloggers, that is it for now; stay tuned for more finishes.  I am almost finished another UFO of a small reproduction sampler taken from the Baltimore Quilt Album.  Being a 'Baltimorean' I loved stitching this piece.  I also have some Christmas ornaments to finish off, so they should be on my next update!  Until next time..................happy stitching!!!!


Sunshine said...

Yes, we all had a wonderful time!! Looking forward to the Pals Retreat, and I love my picture. TYVM again.

Meari said...

Sounds like you had a great time with the gals. You're becoming quite the treasure hunter, aren't you? :) Great idea for the tealight holders.

Oh... and your stitching is awesome! Look at all those finishes. (haha, and here I just gave you a hard time about LK)

Anonymous said...

You have been busy.. Your stitching is wonderful.. I love the 2 bluebirds and the butterfly one. Who is the designer???

ajt0516 said...

Wow, Sue, you're getting lots of stitching done, and it's all lovely. Great finds at the thrift shop -- love the scissors holder!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Wow - stitching and friends and treats, oh my! Great finishes and enjoy seeing all great finds - nice scissor holder!

Sue said...

Thank you ladies for all your nice comments!

Meari, you have created a thrift shop monster out of is fun looking for things you can use for stitching.

Pat, the designer of the bluebirds is Sanman Originals; if you are on their message board, it is a freebie! If you are not, sign up and you can get the chart.

Karen said...

You have been BUSY!!! Great projects, and a cool find for your scissors! I keep forgetting to ask my mom if she has a glass flower frog - I'm sure she has more than one - that she'd be willing to part with for my scissors :)

Lyn said...

Sue, all your finishes look great. I am sure that Chris and Carol will love the pillows and that CC will love the 'Bee Joyful' picture. I bet Karen loved the owl. Your shopping spree sounds like fun. I like the looks of what you picked up at the Thrift Store. I bet the guys had fun fishing.

Sue said...

Karen, if you would like one like I found, lt me know...........they had about five or six of those....they are brand new. I would be happy to try and get one for you.


Cyndi said...

Very nice gifts! And great treasures too!

Carol's Stitching said...

Your stitching is looking phenomenal lady! My pillow is sitting on my shelf in my entertainment center looking so adorable as I'm typing this. Hopefully we can spend a long weekend together soon! Love ya.