Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Junk Love Wednesday

Sharing finds and treasures with you!

This saree is beautifully beaded!


It is good to visit my local used bookstore.  This one is my favorite!  If you live in Central Florida, it is located on Hwy 17-92, near State Road 434 in Longwood.  The sign simply says, 'Used Bookstore'.

This book was an awesome find!  It contains all of the stitches and how to do them of crocheting, knitting, embroidering, macrame, rugmaking, sewing, and tatting.  This book will be greatly used, again!  Although, it looks as though never used.

Well, I came home the other day to a Singer treadle sewing machine at my front door.  The wood cabinet was in the worst shape, however, the machine head and irons were salvageable.  See, sometimes the machines 'find' you!  So that evening, I dismantled the irons from the cabinet, as well as took out the machine head.  When hubby gets home from the road, we are going hunting for a butcher block (maybe, I can find one in a thrift store or on Freecycle) and then have an opening cut for the machine to drop into.  I'll keep you posted on the WIP!

Enjoy your weekend!  Until next time...

Peace and Junk Love!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Girls Saturday Road Trip!

I needed this trip!  Three of my sewing gal pals and myself took a 2-hour trip to Trenton, Florida to visit Suwannee Quilt Shop, Antique Gallery, Rose Cafe, Stained Glass Studio, Lynn's Country Cross Stitch Shop, and Frame Shop!  We also met-up with a new sewing friend that lived nearby!

The quilt shop and cafe which is housed together was once the Coca Cola Bottling plant in the 1920s.  The library has a tin ceiling and loads of books to purchase.  Christmas is all year 'round in the Christmas and Gift Room.

Is this not the most colorful and happy applique quilt?!

(Hi Wendy and Willa!)

I was truly amazed by this quilt and it's story!  Sorry, it was hard to get a full picture of this quilt.  It hung in a narrow hallway.

Did you read this?  Her first attempt at hand quilting...WOW!  The employees of the quilt shop said that she had lost her husband and the hand quilting was therapy for her!

After shopping and sightseeing in the quilt shop, we sat for lunch in the cafe.  The food was delish and the conversations among the other ladies (customers and employees) was great!  It was a very quaint and friendly restaurant!

We then, went to another building which housed the Cross Stitch Shop, Stained Glass Works, and the Custom Frame Shop!

The 'Home Arts' pattern books were dated 1936.

We had a blast!

Our 2+ hour trip home became a 3+ hour trip thanks to a University of Florida, Gators football game!

Thank you ladies for the great trip and great company!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

semi-wordless thursday

Making great strides with the cowl I'm knitting.  Only 3 inches more...!

It was my first time making prairie points!

School work is keeping me quite busy studying and writing!  But, this is the best time of my life and I'm enjoying my return to school!


Friday, September 3, 2010

Junk Love...Embroidery Hoops and a Cat

My wall of hoops!

A sleepy cat.  Looks like crewelwork by an unknown needleworker.

HAPPY THRIFTING!  Have a Safe and Wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wordless Thursday

Needed a break from school work.