Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Where does the time go???

I merely blink my eyes and an entire week has passed!
And I am several days overdue in picking my giveaway winner!

Thank you so much to the 41 people who entered my giveaway!
It was so fun to read your responses about my painted tin box.
I loved your ideas as to its use: matches, spices, buttons, pictures, cards/poker chips/dice, game box complete with pencil and paper, cigarettes and ashtray, money, or a box for an army officer. My favorite response came from Lady Locust - a box in which to keep emergency chocolates well organized! That is my kind of box!
I guess we will never know the true original use for this box, but I will enjoy it still!

Using to select the winner, it selected #9 - Jonette T.!
Congratulations Jonette! Unfortunately, you are a no-reply blogger so I am unable to contact you. 
Please send an email to me at with your mailing address and I will send your winnings on their way.

You may be wondering about the pictures in this post...
Mom and I were able to attend a few of the central Illinois primitive shows last week 
and these were random items that caught my eye...

I'll have more to share about our time together in the next several posts.
Everytime we go to these shows, there is one item that catches our eye in booth after booth...
This time it was:

childrens shoes!
So sweet and sentimental.
I love the red ones, but those seem to be the most expensive, of course ;)

I hope to be back before another week passes
and I hope to hear from Jonette soon!

For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
~Ephesians 1:15-16

Blessings, Patti

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Another "Maggie" finish

"Autumn's Choice"
design by Maggie Bonanomi 
for Country Sampler's 2016 Girls Club

I decided to add veins to all of the oak leaves using Rustic Wool Moire thread.
For finishing I decided to use a cotton backing and binding.
I can enjoy this for a few weeks until the day after Thanksgiving, 
when the Christmas decorations all come out.

There's still time to enter my little giveaway.
Read about it here.

I'm heading down to see Mom and get pics of all her latest finishes.
And we will be visiting a few of the wonderful primitive shows while we are at it!
I'll be back to share soon.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
    and his courts with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name.
 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
    his faithfulness continues through all generations.
~Psalm 100:4-5

Blessings, Patti

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Early or Late?

"Halloween Pinkeep"
design by Stacy Nash 
stitched on 20 count Straw linen over one thread

You could consider me a day late (or a week) and a dollar short,
but I prefer to think that I am really early for next year lol.

The attitude on both of the pumpkins' faces make me smile :)

There is still time to enter my little trip giveaway,
you can read about it here.

Know that the Lord is God.
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
~Psalm 100:3

Blessings, Patti

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Osage 2017 ~ Part 6

I bet you thought that this trip would never end lol!
It's taken me a lot longer to post than the actual trip! 

But all too soon, the Bittersweet Sisters had to say goodbye and head home...

I had to make a few stops along the way to savor the scenery and take a few pictures.

While the leaves were just starting to change back then,
I am sure that they are in full glorious color now.

I also had to stop at a few antique shops along the way...

Isn't this graniteware amazing?!?!
I own a few pieces of the standard grey, white and blue,
but had no idea that there are other colors too!

This is a bad picture due to the glare, but the collection of butter stamps were too gorgeous not to share.

And the beautiful colors in this hooked rug perfectly depict springtime.

A few treasures that came home with me.

I only collect Gurley turkey candles, but this fella really caught my eye!
I just couldn't leave this dapper gent behind.

Some antique textiles.

Here is the inside of the hankie case shown in the picture above. It has seen better days, but I'm thinking of taking it gently apart and using it in some other manner.

A while back I declared that I was absolutely done collecting pyrography boxes, 
but this is the smallest one that I have ever seen and who can resist roses?

This old thread box really made me smile. Be sure to enlarge the picture so that you can read all the words. I think that it will make you smile too!

And this was my favorite purchase of the trip!
I love old painted tin, although I'm not sure how old this piece is...
I though it might make a nice little box for sewing supplies.
And it opens in a very interesting manner.

When I saw the eagles, shields and stars, I was smitten!
I wonder if it might have originally been for
cigarettes and matches?
playing cards and poker chips?
What do you think?

Well, this finally takes me to the end of my trip posts,
and my traditional trip giveaway.
Here it is:

This giveaway is open to everyone. Simply make a comment on this post, or send me an email at with a subject of "Osage giveaway".
And tell me, what do you think that my painted tin box was used for?
I will pick a winner on Sunday, November 12th.
Good luck!

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come into his presence with singing.
~Psalm 100:1-2

Blessings, Patti