Thursday, April 28, 2011

Days Away!

Hey, Friends!
I’m popping in today to ask if you recognize this little quip:  DF&GR.  If not, you should hop over for a visit on Edgar’s Blacksheep’s Bit of the Web.  Not only is he a prolific, wonderful stitcher~ enabler, San Francisco tour guide, but he is also quite the vintage movie critic!  He’ll go shopping at the drop of a hat, then bake up something that will make your mouth water!  Edgar’s fourth-year Blog Anniversary is coming up, so he’s taking entries now and will soon have the Who Hounds reach into the BOD (bowl of destiny) to draw a lucky winner. 
So what am I doing posting on Thursday, you ask?  Oh, how happy I am to have a few days off work.  I’m laz-ing about this morning on the computer.  Yeah, you’d think that I would want to be far-far away (since that’s what I do, lately 60+ hours a week) but this is the fun stuff.  I have a few finds and a bit of stash to share, too.  I’ll have to take a peek back to see what you’ve seen already, so give me a few minutes.
Here are a few goodies I lucked upon last week.  I was looking for an antique shop, but happily found some thrift stores along the way!  Milk glass has caught my fancy recently, and who doesn't love a 'different' frog?  A couple of bone dishes from the GW, and a handled shot glass is perfect to get my scissors up to hand's reach on the side table.  Oh, and that heart scissor fob just hopped into my bag at Stitch and Frame last time I was there!
These little Blue Birds of Happiness are signed and dated.  I already had one (that is not), and didn't realize theses were until I got home and was looking online to see if they are plentiful..  They aren't valuable, but just sweet little collectibles. 
And the Waverly fabric they're sitting on is actually three sample pieces that are about 30x30.  It's called Country Weekend, and thought it would make great pillows or seat covers. 
All these lovely trims are from the Victorian Motto Sampler Shop.  I'm in hopes that all these pretties will help me want to finish more stitching!     
I was able to find 'In Her World' design by A Mon Ami Pierre and 'Favorite Font Sampler' by Plum Street Samplers at .Amy’s ~ Down Sunshine Lane
As for stitching, well, Bunny & Co. has kept me company, but it didn’t get finished for Easter.  I was even thinking of laying it aside after Sunday passed, but decided I’d regret it later, so it will get finished, hopefully before returning to work next week.  I’m ready to move on to something else if you can’t tell.I appreciate your comments and remarks very much.  It's nice to know we have stitching friends out there in the cyber world whether we see them often or not.  So now I'm headed off to see what you've been up to, try to leave a word or two for you, and get more enticed for something or other. 
Hope y'all have a delightful weekend ~ safe from storms and other bad weather!

and Happy Stitching


  1. Hope you have a nice couple of days off! Sometimes "lazing" about is just so relaxing.

    Love your new goodies too...I just got my VM order and can't wait to use some of the trims too.

    happy stitching....

  2. what great finds you got there! one can never have too many frogs (have about a dozen and still looking). LOL and the bone dishes, i have a couple too and just love them.

    enjoy your days off. You will love stitching In Her World, i have it as a WIP. was going to do a SAL with Faye but she stitched it up like over night! LOL silly girl. I am using Belle Soie Poison Apple for mine and love it on 40ct examplar.

  3. Love the stash! And such nice finds from the thrift shops. That Edgar sure is a hoot! Love his blog and visiting San Fran. Enjoy your short vacation!

    Happy Stitching!

  4. Have a nice relaxing time on your days off. 60+ hours a week is too much time working and not enough time stitching....LOL!

  5. Nice finds! Nice new stash, too. Enjoy your time off!

  6. Your finds look practical and pretty. Hope you enjoyed your few days off.


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