At our last posting I had decided to tackle the ‘Trick or Treat’ Victorian sampler for my next project. I had a small start – seen below – The instructions called for single strand floss thread. I didn’t have have the correct color floss called for so it was crafters choice 🙂
Here is where I am now, with quite a few flaws visible, besides something just didn’t seem right
Here is the jacket picture enlarged – the backing seemed to be fabric and not cross- stitch at all. This is a needle point project.
Checking back with the directions again – yup – careless mistake. Oh boy – lets see how I figure this one out – I need to go back and really take a look at the directions. I think I can still work this as a cross stitch, double or triple up on the black floss..we’ll see
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A few weekends ago I hit an estate sale, lured in by pictures on a FB post. I am not a huge estate sale goer as the vendors usually get in there first, fast and furious and the things I love are usually snatched up before I even get in through the door, but this sale …. a light rain, a long line for a 10 am entry time and I was in.
Gorgeous hand stitched vintage quilt $45
I also picked up a second quilt for $15 well it was marked $15 – a cutter quilt but when I got to the check out, the crush of the crowd, the exhilaration and overload of massive antique finds, we couldn’t find the tag so I said “I think it was $35” “ok” the checker said, “no problem $35” … I later realized the $35 went with another I was considering and later found the $15 tag and thought ….. well you know what I thought 🙂
Two NeedleCraft Mags ~ 1932 & 1929
If anyone is looking for a new old recipe for their upcoming Thanksgiving Feast how about trying the White Corn Pudding this year
I also picked up an old wooden ironing board and this fabulous phone below for $25 (I was a GTE operator in the late 70’s)
The crowning glory of my weekend of estate sale madness was returning on the 3rd and last day @ half off prices to see if something I really, really, really wanted was still there.
Now I must tell you this estate sale was in one of the older historic neighborhoods, the streets are very narrow, ‘no parking’ signs line one side, yet people ignored the signs reducing a section of road to only one way passing. Massive older tree’s canopied both sides of the curved and wavy roadway, there was a light rain and my husband did not take me on this return trip (waiting patiently for me while I was inside) so I had to brave the madness and parking nightmare on my own as well as wait in line to get in again
But there she was, in all her beauty
Little Red Riding Hood by Hull
Isn’t she just gorgeous? Goodwill find for only $4.99
18 x 22
Not signed 😦
A beautiful piece that is going to make an awesome gift for just the right turtle lover in my life