Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Freedom Fall Giveaway-scissors and By Gone Stitches chart

To say thanks to all of you who have been the sweetest and have took time out of your day to read my blog, I wanted to share with you a  Freedom Fall Giveaway!
First is the chart here:
Each Day
By Gone Stitches--designer--one of the best!
with the verse that reads, "I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, all the friends I want to see."
not one but Two of the new scissors:
one in blue
one in primitive
Storklettes by Kelmscott Designs
Starts now.
Ends Sept 15th at midnight
drawing will be on Sept 16th and a winner announced on the blog so check back please
Computerized random selector will be used.
no anonymous please
International accepted
Must be a follower of this blog to enter
For two chances, write a second entry telling me you shared this giveaway on your blog
For three chances, write your favorite kind and number on needle selections when stitching
It's been a long time since the last giveaway. I hope you enjoy and the lucky winner certainly enjoys those new scissors from Kelmscott!!!!
Please post only on this posting.
Thank you for being that friend!!!
the beginning of hope for a new Friday soon.
In fact, a long weekend to add to it with Labor Day off!!!
My loves.
 My refreshment in the day.
Constants that ground me through anything.
Along with good friends, big laughs, and warm cafe mochas!
Hope your mid-week day went well today.
Remember that hope for something uplifting is all around us if we just take a few
to choose something we love and share it with those we love.
Life is short. Adventures are many.
Weave something special into your Thursday to carry on to Friday!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Samplers and other Sundries

I hope all is well, sweet friends, and as the early, early touch of Fall in the air at night, the increasing anticipation for nature's production of color is rising. Fall is my fave time of year, always has and probably always will be.
Mr. Darcy is bringing wood up to the wood stand on the big porch and I guess you could say I"m nesting more than usual, in preparation for visits from friends during the leaf-changing season.
I have many projects started but focusing mainly on this one, as I have a perfect reason and purpose when it's completed. As this is a large project, it wil be well worth it. It's stitched in Mulberry fiber and the variations contrast perfectly with the 30 ct Sheepstraw linen.
I'm getting the designing bug again of late so working on some more of those as well.
This week almost finished with another motif on BBD, Love One Another. The mulberry thread is a delight to stitch with.
There is Abbie found in my stitching chair. She loves to jump up there if I have to get up as it's a nice cozy, warm spot for her.
Hey ya'll!
There are actually 3 of these large motifs in a V pattern. I think I'm going to stitch the word Another before doing another motif (that sounded strange, but anyhoo). I'm using a basic hardwood oval frame from The Scarlett Letter, which leaves wrinkles but they will come out with pressing later on the reverse side. If you haven't taken a look at their hardwood frames, go to the website for The Scarlett Letter and cruise for a few.
Mr. Darcy is working on this Hoosier cabinet I had for about 3 years now.
It's a Sellers brand and was won at auction for very little junkin' price.
 Mr. Darcy and I have read alot about Hoosier cabinets used in kitchens in 1900-1930's.
It's basically a baking center.
This will go in Mr. Darcy's kitchen as he has the perfect spot for it.
The handles are red and were previously painted over. We are hoping that in removing the paint it doesn't destroy the handles as they are about 25.00 a piece when buying for renovation.
He used a sander yesterday and interestingly enough, the wood looks in good condition. The middle is the flour holder. It holds pounds and pounds of flour and the sifter is right underneath. Still works. This will be cleaned up well and actually painted white.
One of the doors to the top.
 I'm amazed at how clean this is getting. New hinges of course and most likely repainted instead of stained for it's original finish and I'm not sure but I think Mr. Darcy is sold on my Peach Cobbler. :P
This is a tin I found while junkin' last week at one of my favorite places. I collect old tins in the kitchen and as you can see why, this one for a couple of bucks, won my heart.
The back reads that it is made in England. I LOVE, love, love the sampler print on it as if stitched on the old tin.
Another thing that arrived in the mail of which I am planning to make basic pillows includes this yard of OLD Waverly colonial fabric.
I have always loved Colonial Williamsburg and I dream of another trip back to do more site-seeing there. The blue color is my fave.
I was very please with this snag on Ebay as it's very different and also has the colors of a small Colonial hutch I recently got. I will get more pics on the blog of it next week as I will be on a mission to redo Mr. Darcy's kitchen with some paint/ color in Cabin Red. It's a deep, barn red that is going to look really good. I will take before and after pics.
I just want to say thank you to all who take the time out to read and especially comment and send me emails about different subjects on stitching or homesteading. I love reading them and getting to know other stitchers and readers from all over the world. I also enjoy perusing your blogs as well. There are some gifted, creative spirits out in the world. From one creative spirit to another.........
Peace and love,


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