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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My New Addiction

A couple of weeks ago, just before the blizzard, Cheryl and I went looking for flower frogs. Most people go grocery shopping, we look for antiques. We both found five. Now, I know that this like alot but we couldn't leave them. This is one of my favs. The gold glass is beautiful. It came with a pitcher, too. Cost of 3 pieces was $7.00.
The one on the left is all one piece. I love this one. The one on the right is a very small ice bucket and the frog fits in perfectly. Cost of the 3 pieces was $18.00. See why I couldn't leave them behind. Nothing that I bought was chipped or damaged in any way. I will show the other two in my next post.
This little cutie was a freebie last year from Paulette at Plum Street samplers. You know how I love the pom-poms. The corner is a little weird but still very cute.

I finish April by PS over the week-end. It's being stretched for my pop it and out frame. Love all the critters in this one.

I wanted a change of pace from the PS pieces and since I am stitching from my stash, I went looking for a Valentine piece. I found My Valentine from BBD. This is a 2005 piece. The linen color is 32 ct. baby lotion (very pale pink), not the icky color that the picture shows. It's a fun piece to stitch.

Before I go, I want to thank everyone for visiting my little piece of the world. I appreciate the fact that you take time to read and comment. I, also, noticed that I have almost have 300 followers! This fact is incredible to me. When I get to 300 followers I am going to have a giveaway. Hopefully, that will happen soon. I must start putting things together for the giveaway. I do know that fabric, floss and patterns will be involved and a little something stitched by me.

Until next time.... Happy Stitching! Deborah

35 comments:

Katherine said...

LOVE that yellow glass and the little ice bucket is TOO cute. Nice finish on the PS and the BBD is very pretty. Cheers!

Catherine said...

Oh wow! I wouldn't have left those behind either! Love the ice bucket!! And look at all those wonderful scissors you have!

Great stitches!

Cari said...

Love, love, love the flower frogs, and the vessels they fit in too! The yellow glass and ice bucket are over the top. Stitching is fab too!! Happy Stitching!!

Maggee said...

Maybe this year I will find a frog for my scissors! Haven't really been looking! Your stitching is beautiful, and the finishes are so great! I must have Lucky in my computer... gotta do it, now that I have seen it again! Thanks for sharing! Hugs.

Peggy Lee said...

I can't tell you how many frogs I saw today while browsing my local antique shops! My favorite of yours is the yellow glass.

Great finds!

Julie M said...

I posted about addictions today too! I like your addiction better than mine, especially that yellow one.

I love the the Plum Street Bunnies! So stinking cute!

Margaret said...

Oh wow! What wonderful finds!!!! I don't blame you for wanting them all -- great stuff! I love your finishes as well. I agree -- gotta love those pom poms! Nice BBD WIP too!

Pumpkin said...

O-H W-O-W! Those are some gorgeous flower frogs you found! Lucky you :o)

Sweet finish with your pillow and another beautiful PS to add to your collection.

I like your new WIP although it looks like it's almost done ;o)

Myra said...

Those frogs are gorgeous and I just love the lucky piece with the pom poms. I just finished a little Valentine piece with pom poms tonight. :o)

Quiltsmiles said...

Cute pillow and I love those frogs, especially the yellow one and the ice bucket one, You bought some great finds!
Deborah, I also wanted to thank you for blogging and sharing your creativity. Visiting your site always inspires me and I'm amazed at how much you accomplish. The tips you share with the "pop in pop out framing" is terrific too. I just checked with my framer at Michaels to see if he could accomodate me in the same manner. Of course he can so when I finish a nicer piece like PS or BBD, I will mimick you with that cost saving technique! Thanks again.
Any advice on how you go about this? With PS it's easy to do since most of the monthly samplers are the same stitch size height and width. Do you have any advice to share on how you select different stitcheries to do the pop in/out with or do you go with a style like "Anniversaries of the Heart Designs"? Jane

Patty C. said...

Flower frogs are awesome !!
Love the works displayed - Very nice :)

Carolyn said...

Thank you so much for posting on my blog. It led me to yours and now I am a follower and will probably stalk you! LOL Oh my! First of all, you lucky dog finding all those flower frogs! I've been looking EVERYWHERE for one, but I guess just not in the right places. And all of your beautiful stitching and finishing! Girl! I stopped reading long enough to post and then I'm back to reading and catching up. I'm so glad I found your little spot of cyberspace. :)

Christine said...

Lucky you managing to find all those flower frogs, the gold one is amazing.
Congratulations on your PS finish, I really love that design and you've stitched it beautifully

Lois said...

What a cute finish, the pom-poms look great and I love your PS finish too. Great finds with the frogs!

Lynn said...

I couldn't have left any of those behind either. They're gorgeous! I love the idea of using the ice bucket for the one.
The PS finish looks great!

Annie said...

Super bargains on those flower frogs. Now you need more scissors!

Love your little Plum Street finish.

The PS piece will look great in your pop out frame.

The BBD design is so precious. Puts me in a Valentine's Day mood.

Deb said...

I just love your flower frogs! Being a collector myself, I love to see what other people find and how they'll find tops and then bowls to complete them. I haven't found one for a few months now. I think I need some antique trips.

And love your stitched pieces, especially your PS pieces!

Carol said...

Beautiful finds, Deborah! I especially like the little ice bucket one--so unique.

Gorgeous stitching as always :)

BrendaS said...

I just love your flower frogs! Lucky, Lucky you.

Your PS finish is so pretty. I just started this one last week and haven't gotten very far. Seeing yours makes me want to hurry up and finish.

Nice progress on your BBD piece. Just in time for Valentine's Day.

Thanks for sharing. Have a great week

Mary said...

Great finds! I would not have left them either!

Great stitching !

Siobhan said...

Great finds! I love your finish, and the Lucky finish with the pompom trim. Great job! Love the BBD WIP. I always think about getting that out to stitch for my bedroom. It's such a pretty piece!

TinaTx said...

I wouldn't have left them behind either! Around here they are pretty hard to come by - especially without chips or stains. If you do find them they are pricey - and that is just for the frogs - any kind of container makes them even more $$. Congrats on your finds!

DonnaTN said...

You had great luck finding so many nice scissor frogs. We had snow this afternoon so I really appreciate your lovely spring time finishes!

vEr0n!c@ said...

Beautiful flower frogs and gorgeous stitching as usual. Love your collection of scissors. Drooling over em here ^.^ That pom-pom trim is too cute!

Elaine said...

Just love the pom-pom finish and the BBD is so pretty. Nice scissor frogs!

Kathy Ellen said...

Deborah, I just love your flower frogs and the uniqueness of how you have used them! Your stitching, as always, is beautiful and truly an inspiration to me!

Jackie said...

I can see why you could not leave them behind. Regardless of how inexpensive they were, they are beautiful! Flower frogs are virtually impossible to find here. I haven't been able to find any and I keep forgetting to check when I'm out of town. Your stitching finishes and WIP are just as pretty!

Bekca said...

Wow, what beautiful finds, I wouldn't be able to walk away from them either! I love your lastest PS finish, the bunny is still my favourite part. Your BBD piece is very elegant, I really like the delicate colours. Here's hoping you get to the magic 300 soon because I can't wait to see what you've got in store for a giveaway :) Happy stitching to you.

Donna said...

Wow, Can I come with you antique shopping. They are great. I couldnt walk away from those either. I should look for some but I just love yours. Looks like fun

Sherry :o) said...

I was on a quest last summer to find flower frogs...I have been gifted one, my first one, then I had more from a friend of my husbands who goes to flea markets everyweekend and I found a grouping on ebay for cheap! Had to bid, it had many odd and unusal shapes and I won. Have to get back on the quest to find bases now!

Gotta love BBD!! Beautiful.

Nicole said...

I just found a flower frog and love it!! I love the ones you found - just gorgeous!! Beautiful finishes and great BBD start! :)

Lelia said...

Nice additions to your frog collection : )

I like the Valentine BBD project - very nice

Cathy Lloyd said...

I'm a new follower! Now you can do the giveaway! heehee... I love all your frogs. I've come across quite a few but have a hard time finding cute glassware to put them in. Wish I had taken pictures of the ones I gave to my sisters now! :) Love your BBD pincushion. I'm stitching that one now and your beads gave me some inspiration to get it finished!

Mary said...

What a luckly little shopper you were - well done.
I love your Lucky Hares - I have just been away for a week and stitched this one for a friend for St Patrick's Day but not sure how to finish it off yet.
Mary

Lisa said...

I love all you finishes they are all beautiful