A brand new Sudberry Oak box for 3 bucks. If you order online or buy it's about 45.00.
What a deal!
I stained it and it's still wet in this pic but I wanted a more distressed darker wood.
And boy, what a mess I made in the kitchen with this. I first applied with a rag then when I started using a sponge applicator, it was way too much dripping it everywhere. I burned the corn on the cob in the process as I was cooking supper at the time, BUT, I think it will dry out well and our dinner turned out to be fine.
Abbie was glad as she got her own grilled salmon, taters, and beans in a chi size serving! :P
The heavy metal (sounds like music) copper distressed frame was another find at the thrift store.
I went to a second thrift shop and got this for 3.00. I may try to redo the pattern for this old, old motif.
I found this frame for 3 bucks there of which I plan to take apart and frame the sampler I am working now, Doing Right Quaker freebie by Liberty House Primitives.
My progress is here:
I know it's a slow-goer for me but at least I'm moving forward. :)
The above frame will be the one I use and after I take out those lovely cross stiched hearts, I will use that to make a needlebook most likely.
I got this piece of wool at a local quilt shop. It's a fat quarter. I have in mind to use for some Christmas ornies.
Well, Fall is certainly here. The leaves are changing if ever so slightly and the peak should be next weekend here.
The colors are definitely inspiring and the cooler weather is helping me get in the Christmas ornie stitching mode.
I still have these to read through as well. Historical patterns are very intriguing to me as it seems that the motifs symbolize whatever the stitcher was experiencing at that time or her hopes and dreams.
A sampler design certainly is a symbolic story-teller.
On the designing front, I'm still working on a Downton Abbey, rather large sampler, that you will like if you are a DA fan like me and Mr. Darcy. We are still catching up on episodes and into the mid of the second season now. We for sure, will be ready for that January 6th new season!!!
Happy Saturday and Happy Fall to all,