5.22.2013

::Old and New::

I went to the thrift store. I know. I know. You're thinking...AGAIN??! But it's one of the things my daughter and I love to do together. And here's a peek at some of the lovelies I purchased!




This amazing little embroidery does not have a frame, but for $2 I couldn't pass it up. My daughter joked that I could crochet one. Hmmmm. Might be possible...



I cannot imagine how long it took to make all of those french knots. I love the pink pathways, the blooming apple orchard, the pops of red, and the turbulent water. Very, very delightful!


Little snippets of fabric in very Cath Kidston-esque patterns and colors. I'll find a perfect purpose for the fabric, If not, I'll just enjoy running my hands over it and imagining the possibilities! 


A sparkly mercury glass pot and some vintage Texas Ware in pastely goodness feed my "compulsive containerism". (It's true. I've got it.)



Oh, and I almost forgot these treasures--some vintage prints of the newest "Americanized" Paris fashions of 1856. I love them both. Although I am very grateful that we don't wear corsets, I long for a time where society was a bit more formal and less casual when out and about.




Last week I painted my front room a wonderful shade of pinkish purple. Oh, how delightful it feels in that room now. And I whitewashed the bookshelf and this little end table. I added some colorful button knobs and it's perfect for Sue. (Don't mind the hidden pink object--it is actually a pig with wings--you know, for WHEN PIGS FLY!)



Just a little peek at my soon-to-be-released pattern. I'm calling it Star Fruit




I had better get to work on the pattern write-up--so I'm off!! Happy Day!


By the way, I always have my patterns tested before I release them. If you are interested in becoming a tester, you will want to follow my Facebook page here, as that is where I make calls for testers.

{On the Board} -- Start where you are.    --Dieter F. Uchtdorf



11 comments:

  1. Wow! You have been busy, busy! I can't wait to see the new color in the living room. And wonderful finds "junkin". Those fabric pieces you might have to give to your ole' friend here. LOL1 Lots of fun stuff. Hugs to you, Karie

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    1. I miss you, dear friend! We need some hooky time and maybe a trip to Hob Lob and Savers! You would be able to make that fabric into something truly lovely! Hugs.
      Susan

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  2. OMG! It is scary to see someone I've never met who has almost the same taste that I do - I drooled so much over that beautiful embroidery piece I nearly shorted out my keyboard.

    But most of all, I'm grateful for getting a name for one of my more serious and chronic syndromes. Now that I know that I too suffer from compulsive containerism I no longer will worry about being the "Imelda Marcus of bags" (one of my self titles) or my obsession with creating things that HOLD other things... :-)

    Thanks for being the creative genius you are! An inspiration, I say...

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    1. LOL! Judith, thanks for the great laugh! So happy to know I am not the only person who collects things that HOLD things. When I traveled to China for 11 days, I came home with 11 bags--one for each day gone, so I often refer to myself as The Bag Lady. It's a disease I'm happy to live with. Glad you stopped by. :)
      Susan

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  4. Hi Susan, I am so glad you found me via the Paintbrush pattern link on my post. I didn't even notice you were in SLC too! I forgot to let you know I linked to you but I am so happy you found it anyway.

    Your site/blog is incredible and I will definitely be following. It's serendipitous that I have met so many wonderful people from all over the blog world, but no one in SLC, and now you. How cool!

    I am getting pretty excited over your thrift store finds...the yarn from your March post and now this. I wonder if this was someone's home they stitched up? It is fabulous...giving me ideas...

    Have a good holiday weekend Susan!

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    1. Glad to know you and that we found each other--even though we live so close! Crazy how the blogosphere works, huh? I found the yarn at Savers on 33rd and 33rd. It was a terrifically successful, albeit somewhat expensive, little thrift store trip! But, oh, the yarny goodness! And the embroidery is from the DI in Tooele. Gotta love the DI.
      Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy the beautiful Utah weather!
      Susan

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  5. Wow! Such lovely thrifty goodies and what a wonderful room. I love your colours. And the rug looks smashing. I will be looking forward to see the pattern. Is it going to be for sale/free on Ravelry?

    Cheers (hopping over from Moogly)
    Barbara

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    1. Barbara,
      The pattern is now available on Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/felted-button

      It is seriously easy and fun! So happy you found me!
      Susan

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  6. Hello Susan, I just discovered you lovely blog. Besides crocheting I love stitching and you certainly found the most wonderful stitchery at the charity shop. It is absolutely stunning. Lucky you to find such a treasure.. Hugs Judy

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    1. So happy you found me, Judy!! I'll hop over and check out your blog, too. And, yes, I feel very fortunate to find that lovely stitchery. I also love that you called it a charity shop rather than a "thrift store", as everything in that particular shop is donated to help those who are working there hone their work skills in order to provide for themselves. It is a blessing to so many! Hugs back. Susan

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