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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Treasure Hunting & Day number 11 on the Blog Hop

Good Morning!
today is day #11 on the 
Buttermilk Basin Handmade Christmas Blog Hop

today's designer feature is 
Kathy Schmitz

her cute little project and de-lish recipe is waiting for you!!!!
...so hop on over!!!!

Felicia, Joan & I went out for a Girl's Day...
you know ~ 
antique shopping, laughing, eating, bookstore shopping, laughing, quilt-shop-shopping 
....and laughing some more.

First we visited the 
Greenwood Antiques shop in Greenwood, VA
where we found a few treasures that came home with us ~

I found this little sewing stand there 
sitting quietly on a dark shelf...
{I swear it winked at me!}

I ran over to it before Miss Flea and/or Miss Joan spied it ~
(yes, we all shop for the same things...makes for a very interesting hunt!!)

dusty, crusty & in need of a good cleaning,
but otherwise in perfect condition.

it was displayed at the shop with the small bit of tatting on top if it's pincushion
I thought it might be hiding a hole, 
but it isn't, ...the velvet is perfect except for the usual wear :)

no broken spindles either!

needles and thread inside the drawer of the stand

the edge of the pincushion where it meets it's base is nailed on with early round-head nails
and has a bit of reddish brown tape covering it...

the little piece of tatting is in great condition too :)

I have such a weakness for old handwork....
just look at this ~

beautiful and fits in the palm of my hand ~

Of course, while out & about
we had to stop in at
Cottonwood Quilt Shop
in Charlottesville, VA

because I needed more fabric.
it's a sickness....

beautiful reproduction cottons in my favorite muted and early palette ~
 the 3 fabrics on the left 
will be used for an upcoming Valentine design 
that will incorporate a bit of quilting AND cross stitch in one pattern...

they are in the purplish-to-violet range.
I know, purple isn't a primitive color right?
W R O N G!!

love them all

you'll be seeing me working on this design in the coming weeks....


don't you love the look of paperwhites coming up?
I decided to give it a go after seeing Kathy Barrick's post...

four little bulbs coming along nicely

 Here is where my sewing stand will reside 
(for a while anyway)

Hoping you all are enjoying a wonderful week 
...filled with the pleasantries of the 
Holiday Season!!

* Blessed be * 


Linda said...

Wonderful post, thank you so much for sharing.

Jacqueline said...

You found the perfect spot for your new treasure. Can't wait to see what Valentine project you have thought up.

Happy Holidays.

Jeanne said...

Could you please share the name of the manufacturer/designer of the purple with orange leaves fabric on the far left in your photo? I'm collecting purples for a certain project and would like to find some of that one.

Janine said...

What a wonderful find!!! And the fabric is so pretty!

Mary A said...

The sewing stand is prefect! It's as if it's owner just stepped away and somehow it has been catapulted into the 21 century. I love how it looks on top of your prim boxes. Girl's days out are mandatory. I take occasional days off work to have one with friends. So necessary!

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

I can see why the sewing stand winked at you. Very nice find and I like where you put it too!

NMK said...

What cute finds !!!And I love the bowl your paper whites are in ....It is so much Fun to shop with girlfriends & find treasures ( souvenirs) of your fun day !!!!

marly said...

What a find. S.W.E.E.T. Merry Christmas to you!

Kathleen Woodbury said...

What a gorgeous find, and of course you found the perfect spot for it! Looking forward to seeing your Valentine creations! Have a blessed Christmas, Lori!

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