Saturday, September 10, 2011

Arrangement in a Pewter Dish


My little pincushion has gotten a workout lately, but now I have a finish to share:


"Arrangement in a Pewter Dish"
A Country Sampler Club Kit
design by Maggie Bonanomi



I love how when you layer the flowers, they start to become a bit 3 dimensional.




And I love the wonderful subtle colors. I still need to back it, but wanted to take the pictures quick before the sun goes down...


Today our town's historical society had their annual antique flea market. I really tried to be good, but I did buy a few things:



I love the shape of the graniteware lunch pail and it has a neat lid. I thought it might be pretty as a vase with fall foliage and branches.
I collect wooden pie crimpers and couldn't pass this one up for $3. I'll have to share my collection sometime...
And I now own my second Roycroft Published book! This one dated 1920 has a neat burlap cover and is about Abe Lincoln and his mother, Nancy Hanks. It is pretty worn and well loved, but a deal at $2.

Hope you are finding fun and steadily stitching this weekend - please share what you are doing!

And be sure to click here and comment on my giveaway post!
Blessings, Patti

10 comments:

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Oh Patti, your finish is positively swoon worthy. Congrats and enjoy your beauty for many years:)

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Be still my heart. Boy oh boy, your Maggie Bonanomi wool piece it stunning. You are amazing with wool.
Enjoy it and your new antique finds.
~Nan

TheCrankyCrow said...

That Maggie piece is absolutely amazing, Patti!!! Truly, do-ly LOVE!! That dimensional look is positively amazing! Fun finds!! What's not to love about anything graniteware? And I love Roycroft....so, so, cool!!! Hope you're having a great weekend - sure does sound like it! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Raymond Homestead said...

Wow Patti! You are starting to finish those projects quicker than me now! The Maggie kit turned out wonderful! I'm going to be the proud owner of a red and green apple soon!

Pat said...

Beautiful! I love it.

Roberta (Cottonwood Lane Primitives) said...

Patti, your new MB penny rug is gorgeous! Love the design and colors but how long did it take to cut out those skinny tongues on the border? And sounds like you got some great deals today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. ~Roberta

marly said...

Really wonderful design and stitching. Your photo shows the dimension of the piece - it's stunning. You do such beautiful work.

annie said...

I love your project, the colors and texture are just wonderful The flea goods are wonderful love that book and lunch pail esp. I have never used a pie crimper, but bet your collection is terrific.

Beckyjean said...

Hi Patti~

Love your finish & that lunch pail is wonderful.

Enjoy your week~Becky

susiedele said...

Patti...That mat is to die for! Just beautiful. What is the Country Sampler kit Club? I want to join...Susie