Thursday, May 30, 2019

Nesting Time Table Mat

"Nesting Time Table Mat"
design and kit by Primitive Gatherings

Another Stitch from my Stash finish!

I am so happy with the way that it finished up.

So sweet and perfect for the month of May!

 I knew just where I wanted to display it.

I think that I will enjoy it for the month of June as well 
before I  pack it away and decorate with patriotic items.

Only one more day in the month of May!
I still have three cross stitch projects that I was hoping to fully finish and one wool project too. LOL! Wish me luck ;)

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; 
my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me
the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
~Acts 20:24

Blessings, Patti  

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Egg Gatherer Sewing Basket

 Those of you that follow me on Instagram have been watching me stitch the sides of 
"Egg Gatherer Sewing Basket"
by Stacy Nash 

The bottom was supposed to be a mustard print cotton, 
but I thought the chicken and chicks needed a little rooster ;)

The mustard print that came with the kit would have worked fine for the outside of the basket as well,
but I remembered a fabric in my stash that I thought I would like better.

So sweet, but it was white and bright red.
It definitely would not go well.

So I aged the fabric with walnut crystals until it matched the linen and threads better.
It doesn't look very aged here.

 But here you can see the difference.

I think they go together pretty well now.

And here is the basket all put together.

I am pretty happy with it, if I do say so myself.
It's not perfect, but it's done!
(My mantra!)

And it looks sweet with my Shooner Pottery chicken

And with this little vintage pair. 

Another Stitch from my Stash project completed!
On to the next!

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
~Micah 6:8

Blessings, Patti

Monday, May 20, 2019

Treasures from Blumen Gardens

Yes, you know me well :)
I didn't come home from Blumen Gardens empty handed. LOL!
The show was before Easter, I'm just behind on my blog posts...
I bought this sweet hand blown milk glass egg to add to my collection.

I bought this galvanized carrier and wood cheese box painted grey with little sections.
These will be for future finishes - just not quite sure for what yet ;)

I bought these sweet tiny treasures from Ginny Henson. 
I think I might use the little heart as a scissor fob :)

And here is my antique treasure from Ginny Henson:

Isn't this Easter egg simply gorgeous?!

I've never seen anything like it.
The ribbons are lovely.
And the inside...

is in perfect shape.

I love the paper lace edging.

So sweet and delicate.

It just had to come home with me.

I think it looks so sweet with my Velveteen Rabbit made by Ginny Henson years ago.

I sure hope that I can go to the Blumen Gardens show again next year.

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.  Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.
~James 3:17-18

Blessings, Patti

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Blumen Gardens

Last month, before things started blooming, I visited 
Blumen Gardens in Sycamore, Illinois for the first time.
What a magical place!

They were having an antique and garden show that several people had recommended.
Don't you love the rustic beams with the pretty chandeliers?

It was time for me to go take a look

I loved the building - a factory built in 1869.

Such a great  setting!

And I got to visit and shop the booth of the amazing Ginny Henson!

Every item in her booth is always just perfect!

I wish that I could bring everything home with me :)

The grounds and buildings are all so lovely!
I must make a point of going back this summer.

Such a lovely getaway 

If only for a few hours

It does the heart and spirit good!

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Honor her for all that her hands have done,
    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
~Proverbs 31:30-31

Blessings, Patti

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A Lovely Open House

You have heard a lot about my dear sister-in-law Joy and her fight with cancer these past two years.
She continues her journey and uses crafts for her therapy.

A week after Easter, she hosted a craft show and open house at her lovely home.

My mom, sister and I went to visit and to shop :)

My niece, Dana also creates beautiful signs that she shared.
It was warm and cozy inside, but outside we had a late spring snowstorm that day 
with 6 inches of snow!!!

Even with the snow I had to share Joy's wonderful garden art!
I love these barn quilts! Can you tell Joy is a quilter as well?

The pond and waterfall were so pretty even with the snow.

I love how Joy has barn quilts tucked here and there.
All are sealed so that they can be outside in the elements.

I love them all!

So what just had to come home with me?

This sweet garden bee,

My very own barn quilt,

A flag for the garden,

And the sweetest sunflower!

As soon as my garden is cleaned up and planted, I'll be decorating my garden as well. :)
Hopefully soon!

Strength and dignity are her garments;
    she smiles about the future.

 She speaks wisely,
    teaching with gracious love.
 She looks discretely to the affairs of her household,
    and she is never lazy.

Her children stand up and encourage her,

    as does her husband, who praises her:
 “Many women have done wonderful things,” he says,
    “but you surpass all of them!”
~Proverbs 31:25-29

Blessings, Patti