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Monday, August 6, 2012

Long Overdue!

My summer has been so full this year and that is not normal for me. First up is some stitching. I finished Itty Bitty and I really like it. I haven't found a frame yet for it. I finished Lk Autumn Alphabet. It was a quick stitch. I am in a fall kinds mood. I also did LHN Autumn Band Sampler and PSS Halloweenies. I will show these on my next post because Halloweenies is getting framed and the band sampler is getting stretched. Now on to some of what has kept me busy. Cheryl and I have hit alot of antique and thrift stores. I have found some really great stuff. These are some of my favs. I was having a green day. Love the turtle frog, the small bowl and pitcher are in perfect condition and know live in my upstairs bathroom, the egg cup is holding the smallest frog I've ever seen. It's 1 & 1/2 inches across. So cute. I just love this old silverware carrier. I found some yarn quills with the tread still on them, a shuttle with the bobbin in it, some wooden spools with antique lace, some empty wooden spools. I will be putting lace on them. This coverlet is gorgeous! All hand done and fits on a twin bed. I put it on my wicker rocker. Can you believe it cost only $22.00? Wow. Have been going to fun places like this on the Cape. One of my oldest friends had a very big birthday in July. Lets just say it involved a 6 and a 0. lol I threw her a birthday party. A small gathering with great food and a beautiful cake. She is 3 weeks older than I am. I do give her a hard time about that. She is a wonderful person who has survived breast cancer and bypass surgery. I will close with this picture of the sky over my patio. The colors were stunning. Thanks for sticking with me during this really long post. Thanks for all the comments. I love and appreciate them. I will be back soon. Until next .... time Happy Stitching! Deborah

39 comments:

Gabi said...

Those 2 finishes are gorgeous. Looking forward to see the other 2 finishes.
Wonderful purchases. What a luck to find all those pieces.

Barb said...

Wonderful finishes!! Plus great luck antiquing!

Virpi said...

Your both finishes looks really lovely!

Michelle said...

Wonderful finishes well done. I adore your antique finds - stunning - as is the sunset xx

Annette-California said...

I love your Itty-Bitty's finish. Beautiful and all in silks- gorgeous! Your Autumn Alphabet looks great and just in time for fall. Great coverlet you found - all that beautiful lace work - Yes Great find indeed. Oh lovely post Deborah. That cake looks to good:)
love Annette

Marilyn said...

All great finishes Deborah, can't wait to see the framed pieces too!
You did some great stashing for goodies too.
Marilyn

Chris said...

Beautiful finishes Deborah! it looks and sounds like you have been having a lot of fun. Your friend's cake looks amazing!
Have a great week.

cucki said...

your both finishes are looking so lovely..
hugs xx

Julie said...

Happy Birthday wishes to both you and your friend, that is one fabulous looking cake.

The turtle frog is so cute, great finds.

Wonderful skyways picture, such pretty colours. Superb stitching too, well done on such lovely finishes in your busy Summer.

Annie said...

Love the stitched pieces. And what a haul of fun treasures! That turtle is just too cute.

That cake looks delicious. You're a good friend to throw such a nice party.

Peggy Lee said...

Just beautiful finishes...happy dance for you!

I love to shop at antique/thrift stores. It's a gamble on what you find each time. Sometimes good stuff, sometimes not so much. You really found some nice treasures!

How sweet of you to have a birthday celebration for your friend! The cake looks delicious.
:o)

Vickie said...

Such a beautiful sky. Your stitching looks lovely. Great finds!

Maggee said...

I read your post first thing this morning, and seeing that beautiful cake has made me very hungry! Yumm... You did very well in the antique stores! Lots of great finds! Hugs!

robindefender said...

Beautiful finishes and lovely antiques!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love your new finishes and can't wait to see the other two. Great finds too. What a beautiful cake. It's almost too pretty to eat...almost!

Margaret said...

Great finishes and lovely antique finds as well. How nice that you threw a party for your friend too. Happy birthday to you too!

Carol said...

What a great summer it sounds like you're having, Deborah! And it looks like a big birthday is coming up for you. I am only a couple of years behind you--how did we ever get to be this old... I sure don't feel like it, do you (most days, anyway!!)...

Your finishes are beautiful and I love all the green goodies you found antiquing. I'm just getting into it a bit myself and am really enjoying finding all those hidden treasures. Enjoy your week!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Wonderful finishes and great antique finds. The birthday cake for your friend is beautiful.

BrendaS said...

Great finishes Deborah! You found some really neat things while antiquing too. Love the green theme:)

Happy Birthday to you and your friend!!

Jenny said...

I love all of your finishes! It looks like you had a great time antiquing...that is always so much fun...grins.... I love what you found, especially the coverlet. It looks beautiful on the rocker! Happy stitching!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

What great finishes.Can't wait to see them framed! Your antique shop finds are wonderful. You have such a good eye. Lovely cake, as well.
Linda

Ranae said...

Two awesome finishes.
I can't wait to see Halloweenies, I bet that is cute
I love your finds, mine is always hit and miss, I either find goodies or go home empty handed
Pretty cake

Mouse said...

oooooooooooo love your finishes :)
excellent goodie finds and happy birthday to your friend and you too when it turns up ...lol and gorgeous cake you got her :)
love mouse xxxxx

Beth Pearce said...

Love the Itty Bitty, and the evening sky!

Angela said...

I love both of your finishes! I think you found some great things at the antique/thrift stores :)

Melanie said...

So glad to see you are having such a great summer. :)
And happy pre-birthday!

Jan said...
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Jan said...

Wow, Deborah, love all of your recent finishes, they are all perfect! My DIL just finished the LK Alphabet and said it was a really enjoyable stitch!

Scrumptious looking birthday cake, I hope it was yummy! And Happy Birthday to you!

I love that wood tray and all of you other finds, wow!

Teresa said...

Such wonderful finds, love them all. Your pieces are wonderful.
Would love a piece of that cake it looks delicious.
Teresa's Hearrfelt Stitches

Mindi said...

you found some fabulous antique finds! I'm totally in love with the turtle frog and the wood carrier - if you happen to find them missing it means I somehow managed to find where you lived and risked breaking in to "borrow" them.

Veronica said...

Beautiful finishes. Both so different but each lovely in its own way.

Wonderful antique finds. I can see why you were having a green day. Those green glass pieces were exquisite.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Catherine said...

Great post full of pretty stitches and wonderful goodies!

Karoline said...

Congratulations on your finishes, they're lovely

Sounds like you've been having a great summer

Csák Györgyi Krisztina said...

Beautiful finishes, congratulations!

Kathy Ellen said...

'Itty Bitty' is stunning, and LK 'Autumn Alphabet is really nice too. It looks like you found some wonderful treasures on your antiqueing excursions. You must have been so thrilled with everything. That lace coverlet is truly gorgeous!

Tatkis said...

Wonderful finishes, and your findings are so cute (I love the turtle!)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Brigitte said...

Your finishes are wonderful. And what great finds you made. I particularly love that old silverware carrier, it would be great to display little pillows adn pincushions.

Leslie said...

Sounds like a great summer. I love all of your awesome finds! Your finishes are stunning ~ as usual!

Bekca said...

I love LK autumn designs, I have more than a couple in my stash :) Wonderful thrifting items, the jug and bowl are lovely.
Best wishes.