Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Pennies from Heaven ~ Volume 15


When I was down at Mom's for Thanksgiving, she had more finishes to share!


I just love this turkey by The Old Tattered Flag!
It had been in my pile of kits for quite some time
and I'm glad to see Mom enjoying stitching it and her finished product.


She did an awesome job!


 Just love that turkey!
 

Here is another kit that sat in my kit bin for quite some time,
but now is seeing the light of day under Mom's talented hands!


This wonderful sewing basket is by The Sampling.


Again Mom did a fabulous job on the sewing and the finishing!


It is very sweet from each and every direction.


Another job well done!

Mom's final finish used the wool that she bought on our little road trip:


Wow! A fantastic choice of wool and a fantastic job stitching!


Her veins on the leaves are just perfect! And my favorite part is


The beads that she added to the poinsettia centers!
design by Lakeview Primitives

Beautiful work Mom!
can't wait to see what you are working on next...

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me -
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep."
~John 10:14-15

Blessings, Patti

Friday, December 2, 2016

~*December Offerings*~


After a break of a few months, I was pleased to create a few offerings for this month.


I was inspired by visions of Santa Claus and new fabric purchased on a road trip.


My first offering is “Christmas Journey” Thread Board. Based on a design by Joyce Reed Folk Art, it is accentuated with a lovely reproduction cotton print and a vintage rickrack trim. This piece is both lovely to display and useful. I added mother of pearl rings for holding threads on one side.


On the back, I included a hand-dyed wool heart pocket for embroidery scissors (not included) that can be secured with a ribbon and also features a few festive jingle bells. There is also a wool deer needle and pin keep. It has a base of mat board, so that it is stiff and can be propped up on a shelf or table. It measures approximately 5 inches by 8 inches (not including the rings) and is completely handsewn.
“Christmas Journey” Thread Board is offered at $55 plus shipping.


My second offering is “Ho Ho Ho” Thread Board. Based on a design by Pineberry Lane, it is accentuated with a lovely reproduction cotton print and a vintage rickrack trim. This piece is both lovely to display and useful. I added mother of pearl rings for holding threads on one side.


On the back, I included a hand-dyed wool heart pocket for embroidery scissors (not included) that can be secured with a ribbon that also features a few festive jingle bells. There is also a wool Christmas tree needle and pin keep. It has a base of mat board, so that it is stiff and can be propped up on a shelf or table. It measures approximately 4.5 inches by 6 inches (not including the rings) and is completely handsewn.
“Ho Ho Ho” Thread Board is offered at $45 plus shipping.
~Sale pending.~


I’ve also created “Christmas Joy” pinkeep pillow. This little pillow is based on a design by Pineberry Lane and is accentuated with the same lovely reproduction cotton print and vintage rickrack trim. It measures approximately 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches and is completely handsewn.



On the back I included a hand-dyed wool heart pocket for embroidery scissors (not included) that can be secured with a ribbon that also features a few festive jingle bells and a wool snowflake needle and pin keep.
~*Sale pending on “Christmas Joy” Pinkeep Pillow*~

If you are interested in purchasing anything, just send me an email at pgagliardi9@hotmail.com and I will send you a PayPal invoice.


Thank you so much for viewing my offerings today!
Blessings, Patti

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Primitives on the Prairie


Mom and I visited several of the central Illinois primitive shows over Veterans Day weekend.
I was inspired immediately by several antique penny rugs.
I was struck by the yellow star from a distance.


Up close I loved the unusual flowers around the edge.


another beautiful penny rug.


This one also struck me.
The background looks like denim.


And it features a variegated thread or yarn.


I loved the graphic quilt, but would just love to have it all :)


Don't these make a gorgeous grouping?
Of course my one regret was not purchasing one,
although I really love the two that I already own.


The ornaments look perfect in this basket of greenery.


A beautiful vignette.


This lantern was a stunner with incredible mirrored reflectors.


Another beautiful graphic display.


The lovely both of Beth Pulsipher.


Beth had so many lovely things and I did some shopping in her booth :)


In addition to antiques, there is also some lovely primitive folk art.
Ginny Henson was at the Rural Life show, so I had to add this sweet bunny to my collection.
I love his little cupped ears.


Maggie Bonanomi was also at Rural Life and I bought this great "Thankful" cornucopia pinkeep to which I added some antique pins.


Mom bought this stunning runner from Maggie.
It's called "Remains of the Day" and was featured in her book "Thistle Down Moon".


I love the old fabrics.


And the wonderful textures.


And Mom loved that Maggie's initials are on it :)


When I got home I realized that all the antiques that I bought were from Beth's booth :)


A wonderful tin pincushion with really old fabric.
A shaker apple core spool with blue paint.
A wonderful and unusual turtle ink well.
(I've collected antique dip pens and inkwells since I was 16. I haven't added to my collection in years, but had to with this wonderful piece.)


Some wonderful lace yardage and a sweet daguerreotype of a small child.

I can't wait for the shows to return to my Mom's town in March!
We'll be there!

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;    
make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
    tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name;
    let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
~ 1 Chronicles 16:8-10

Blessings, Patti

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Road Trip and a winner


Two of the past three weekends have been spent down at Mom's.
When I was down for Veteran's Day weekend, we decided to take our first road trip together!
We went to Calico Moon in Lebanon, IL.
I have been wanting to go for a while and I am so glad that we went!
They don't allow photos inside, but let me say that it was wonderful!
The first floor is primitive home d├ęcor and the second floor is a quilt shop filled with wooly goodness.


Mom bought these gorgeous wools for a project that she has since finished!
You will see it soon in another edition of "Pennies from Heaven".

I made purchases on both floors of the shop :)


I bought this gorgeous platter by Red Oaks Pottery.
I first learned about this pottery on my trip to The Country Loft in California and always regretted not purchasing a piece. Now I have a platter of my very own!


I also bought this folk art bird make do - I love the fabric and the fun bun-like tail.


and I purchased some fabric and wool upstairs.


When we went back for Thanksgiving, my sister made these wonderful table decorations/favors - knitted pumpkins!!! Aren't they awesome?!
I love their colors, ribbing and little knitted stems!


These are the three that went home with me :)
It will be such a treat when I pull them out next year!


Veteran's Day weekend I finished this sweet little mat.
I love the plaids and the orange and turquoise together.
"Seasonal Mini" by Willow Wood Market in Bemidji, MN
I purchased the kit at the Hayward WI quilt show last summer.


Thanksgiving weekend was a treat as I didn't have to drive!
So I brought along this little kit which was a bonus from Maggie Bonanomi at Boxwood & Berries this year.


and here it is all finished - my rendition.
There was a pretty ribbon that held the kit together, so I had to use it on the mat.


I love the antique fabric for the acorn and bird wing - an extremely worn velvet with just the tiniest bit of fluff left to it... The binding and backing is one of the fabrics that I picked up on our road trip.

Well, the moment that you've been waiting for...
Thank you ever so much for the 39 entries in my little giveaway!
It sounds like we would have fun traveling together as we all like to make similar stops on our travels to hunt for treasures :)
The winner is Julie of Me and My Stitches! Congratulations Julie!
Your package will soon be on its way. I found out that Julie has a wonderful blog herself that you can visit here. And she also has a wonderful web shop here. I may have had to do some shopping while I was there... Just saying...

I still have to share the rest of my time with Mom these past few weeks full of primitives and pennies. Hope to post that soon.
I also am working on some new offerings for the first time after a break of a few months. They may be a day or two late, but will appear soon.

"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also ye are called in one body;
and be ye thankful."
~Colossians 3:15

Blessings, Patti