Sunday, April 25, 2010

A finish and a few finds...

Stacy Nash Primitives
Country Sampler's Spotted Hare Pinkeep
It continues to be hectic both at work and at home and has taken me longer to finish this than I thought. This was an exclusive class kit and was supposed to be a pinkeep drum, however since I couldn't attend the class I felt more comfortable finishing it as a pillow instead. I changed a few of the color placements and decided to put the word "hope" in the center rather than a year. I really love this piece and think I like it even better as a pillow ~ you can see all the motifs at once...
I really enjoy going to local estate sales - both to hunt for treasures and to get a chance to peek in wonderful homes. There haven't been any estate sales for a while (which I guess is a good thing.) When I saw an ad for one near my house I couldn't wait to go.

The woman who lived there was a sewer. Not much left by the time I got there but I did find some great vintage yardage of this sweet flowery cotton and a quilt top. The quilt top would fit a twin bed and appears to be completely pieced. Not sure what I will do with it (any suggestions?) but when they said both were $6 I couldn't leave it there now could I???

In the garage I found a few treasures as well - two little wooden holders that I thought I could use for needles or pins (the larger one has copper wire wrapped around it). And a wooden what not that certainly intrigued me. Any idea what it might be? It seemed like a very well made clamp. I loved the detail on the screw and noticed that every piece of wood was marked with the initials FAS. I'm not sure what I will do with it, but for $3 it certainly intrigued me.

Look how much fun you can have for $9 lol!
I don't think I ever shared these estate sale finds:

A sweet Steiff rabbit and an antique puzzle ball pincushion. I think that they look so nice together and I've been enjoying them all spring.

Well, I hope to work on my TDIPT offerings tonight. Some creations are close to being finished while others have a ways to go.

Wishing you time to enjoy your heart's desire.

Blessings, Patti


Deb said...

I really like your pillow finish. I think that it was a good idea to err on the side of caution, and it came out great. Love your Estate Sale finds too. It's always fun to hunt for fun things. You could take that top to a quilter if you have one in the area. Just think, a finished quilt and all you would have to do is bind it!!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Wow! Your SN finish is so beautiful. What lovely stitching and I totally love the look of it as a pillow. What a wonderful keepsake.
BTW...awesome clap.
Happy stitching.

Joy said...

The pillow shows off your stitching more than the "drum"...lovely! Your Estate Sale finds are real "treasures".

moosecraft said...

Those are some awesome finds! That clamp is kewl! Love the SN finish! I have the kit, but haven't started it yet... now that I see it as a pillow, I might just do the same! Nice touch with adding "Hope"...

Nancy McKenna said...

I absolutely love your pillow!!! You do beautiful work!!! I wish I could have attend the Stacy Nash class. Wow!!! great estate sale finds.... Hoping you have tons of time to stitch, Nancy

corinna said...

drooling over the beauty of your pillow
it came out perfect- truly

fun estate sale finds
it will be fun to see what you do with the clamp ;-)



Nancy McKenna said...

Hi Patti: The strawberries on my pillow are from a Carriage House Samplings pattern called Fredericka. I used Kathy's strawberries then add a alphabet. Thanks for the kind comments. I'm so happy your liked my pillow. Happy Stitching, Nancy

Sonnja said...

Wow! Your SN finish is beautiful!
Bear regards,

Beertje Zonn
Bear from the Netherlands

Tanya said...

Love that bunny finish - gorgeous!!
My Mom has an antique hoop holder but it's round - really cool item.


primitivebettys said...

Beautiful finds & finishes as always! :) I just LOVE your work!

Could the clamp be a walnut cracker?

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