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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Glad To Be Back!

I spent some time in Myrtle Beach visiting my dad. He recently bought a condo on the harbor and it is beautiful! The weather was great and the shopping was worth the trip. I won't bore you with any pictures because the camera didn't make the trip. I did manage a stop at In Stitches in Alexandria, VA. I bought a lot of fabric. They have a wonderful variety.
I found some great charts that had to make the trip back to MA with me.
If you have never been to In Stitches and happen to be in the area, they are a must stop. The store is wonderful and the staff is so helpful. Also spent some time in NY on Long Island visiting some friends and family. It was a really nice vacation. On the stitching front, I finished my letter B.
I love how it turned out. I stopped at the framers today and picked up 2 pieces. The first is a small piece from LHN called summer sampler.
The frame is a beautiful red color. Sorry about the dark pics. I picked up a PSS piece but will show it next time. I need to take it outside for the picture. Cheryl and I went thrifting a month or so ago and I did find some things.
I found some colored bobbins,some smaller spools and a great ceramic flower frog. I really love the red and green bobbins.
I finally found some oil cans that will be used for some finishing. They were a wonderful buy, both for $10.00.
I love how my great-grandma's hope chest looks with my collection of spools and bobbins. It's late and I will close for now. I need to catch up on my blog reading. Thanks for stopping by and leaving wonderful comments. I appreciate them all. Until next time....Happy Stitching! Deborah

38 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Letter B looks lovely. Your LHN framed piece is gorgeous. Your grandma's chest looks great.

Grit said...

Der Rahmen passt super und das gestickte B ist wunderschön.
Bin gespannt auf Deine nächsten Arbeiten.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Chris said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful trip.
Friends, family and stash :) In Stitches is a great store. You picked up some lovely things.
Your letter B is wonderful.

Margaret said...

Sounds like a great trip! I'd love to go to Myrtle Beach and In Stitches too! Love your framed piece. And your grandma's chest with your bobbin collection -- so pretty!

Brigitte said...

Great new stash that you bought at In Stitches. And what a wonderful framed piece with matching colours of frame and threads. Looks good.
Congrats on the new finish.

denise said...

love the display with your bobbins. denise

Michelle said...

Lovely photos sounds like you had a good time - you picked up some lovely things xx

Shirlee said...

It sounds like you had a lovely vacation! You certainly found some great things to bring home with you! I used to live in the town right down the road from Alexandria but I wasn't into stitching then. Our son still lives in the vicinity so if we ever go to visit him I will have to stop by In Stitches : )

marly said...

Loved every photo. And the red frame! Sounds like you enjoyed your away time and also came home with great purchases.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Looks like you hit the jackpot at In Stitches and have some great linen.
Your framed piece looks wonderful.

Vickie said...

Your hope chest display is wonderful. :)

BrendaS said...

Deborah -- Great stash! Love your finish and your framed piece:) Can't wait to see how you use the oil cans.

Glad you had a nice vacation:)

Carol said...

Your stitching is always so pretty, Deborah... I have Summer Sampler on deck to stitch in June, too--yours is adorable...

Thanks for the tip on In Stitches in Alexandria. My youngest son lives not too far away from there in Arlington and it sounds like it would be well worth the trip.

Glad you had such a nice visit with your dad :)

Lanie said...

Hi Deborah! Just visited your blog for the first time. Lovely finishes! And the red frame on your Summer Sampler is perfect! Love your antique finds...I would kill for those oil cans! (Well not "kill" but I'm sure you get the idea!) Can't wait to see what you do with them! Enjoyed your happy blog...I'll be sure to visit again!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Deborah, your "B" is so beautiful. I'm anxiously waiting to see this one framed! What a sweet LHN finish. The frame is just perfect. How lucky you are to be in possession of something as wonderful as your great-grandmother's hope chest. Great post!
Linda

Melissa said...

Your new stash looks great!!! I'd die for some of that lovely looking fabric!!!

Glad you had a good time :)

Ranae said...

Yummy new stash! Lovely finishes and awesome finds = fantastic post
lol

Deb said...

Love your thrift finds and that frame is such a beautiful red color. Looks like you picked up some wonderful stash and your Letter B turned out perfect.

And This Little Pig said...

Lovely stash additions, beautiful finish and framing. Your great grandma's hope chest is breathtaking.
LiBBiE in Oz

Patty C. said...

Great bobbins - beautiful fabrics -glad you enjoyed your trip ;)

DonnaTN said...

Great stitching and wonderful thrift finds. Your great-grandmother's chest is beautiful. Which sampler is on top of the chest? I love that too!

Margaret said...

Wonderful purchases and oh my what a beautiful hope chest your grandmother had.

The red frame is perfect for your sampler.

Bekca said...

It sounds like you had a fun trip and the new fabric is very yummy. Love the LHN finish, it's gorgeous!
Best wishes.

thegreytail said...

have fun with those linens.. they all look so inviting.. :D
and the charts too!
happy xxx,
chiara

Parsley said...

Oh wow! You really gave us some eye candy! I love your pieces. Well done!

Oh, wanted to tell you I've opened my old blog. I'd love to have you there. I was also asking for ideas for stash enhancement. lol

Dani - tkdchick said...

Welcome home, I love Myrtle Beach it has some great shopping!

Congratulations on your finish.

Your grandmother's hope chest is gorgeous!

Melanie said...

Oooo, the new stash and frames look great!!
Sounds like you had a great time off. :)

Carolyn said...

I LOVE your thrifty finds! I must live in a cave. We never have cool things like that around here. LOVE your stitching and your new stash is to die for. I could waller in fabric all day. :0)

The frame is perfect for your LHN!

Mouse said...

ooooo glad you had a lovely time .. nice goodies you brought back too ... love the o birdy one :)
love the red frame on your LHN .. I've just finished this too into a no sew cube :)
and the hope chest looks fab with all your finds on it :) love mouse xxxxx

Loraine said...

Wonderful trip indeed! I love your finds, and your finishes. Your hope chest is amazing!

Becky said...

In Stitches is my go-to "brick and mortar" needlework shop... have been a regular there for more than 20 years. I still haven't figured out how they cram all of the charts, fiber, embellishments, fabric and more into that space! The summer sampler finish is just wonderful! Congratulations!

Julie said...

The red frame is perfect.
Great stash, sounds like you had a lovely trip.

Catherine said...

Seems as if you have had a wonderful time! Great new stash and such a pretty Frame for your Summer Sampler. All those treasures look great on your Great~grandmas hope chest, which is a wonderful treasure in and of itself!

Tatkis said...

Lovely finishes (I love the red frame!), and such a great buyings!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Veronica said...

Aww... I'd have love to see some photos of Myrtle Beach. It sounds like a wonderful place. I'm drooling over your new stash.

Congratulations on finishing Letter B. It's so pretty. Love the gorgeous red frame. So striking!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Dee said...

As always, your stitching is beautiful!

Oh! A frog! I have never seen a ceramic frog. I will have to keep my eyes open for one. It's lovely!

woolwoman said...

loved hearing about your trip and your stash enhancement - the hope chest looks amazing with your collections displayed on top. It's a lovely piece. Melody

Marie-P said...

You B is gorgeous.

So much wonderful stash...What's a vacation without major stash purchases?

Framed LHN looks perfect in the reddish frame.

Wow, great pottery flower frame...have not seen one like that before.

I am always on the lookout for those oil cans...great find/great price.