Monday, February 23, 2009

WIP stitching, Exchange finishing, Cool Stuff and a Winner

The weekend stitching was focused on exchange finishing and working on a WIP - VoHRH. Of the 4 WIP's I want this done first. I know what was the hold up on this .... When I arrived at square 9 I just came to a screeching halt. This square is the one square of the 12 that I just do not care for - so I just stopped and put it down. I hauled it out last week and knew I had to get square 9 done to move on!!! So I finished up Square 9 and moved on to square 10 - a great horse barn and apple grove!! That one is just going right along - Here is a snap -

It is a pretty crappy snap but you get the idea. This should be done way sooner than way later - then it is on to Alphabet Blocks - can't wait to start that!!

We went on Saturday under rain threatening skies to the sales
and I found some stuff...


Two great frames that really call out for samplers!! A Corning roaster and a linen table cloth in perfect condition. I found the table cloth in a pile of various linens at a house sale, non of the things were priced - so I took it up to the guy there and asked what the price was - thinking it would be around $20 - $25 (and that would have been a great price) - he said $1 - I blinked and said SOLD!! I just can't believe how much really great stuff it out there for just nothing!!!

We Had the mystic, magical drawing over the weekend....

with her highness "the Peach" overlooking the proceedings.... then with paw of great delicacy...


Pete mixed the names and then drew out......


KATHY - so dear Kathy if you could send along your snail mail address I can get the floss' out to you - just send it to - edgar matt @ g mail dot com - remove the spaces. Thank you all for playing along and keep tuned in for the next drawing!!

We didn't make it to the LoH yesterday as it was pretty crappy weather all day so we stayed in. The exhibit is there until the middle of May so there is plenty of time to get there - might be next Sunday!!

Another week begins - Thanks you all for stopping by!!

Take care,
edgar

16 comments:

Lisa said...

I love the frames and especially your 'houses'. Can't wait to see it finished!

Melissa said...

I am always in awe when I see people's progress on VoHRH. Yours is looking great. Two more to go!

You've got quite a good stash from your weekend shopping. I've never thought of looking for frames before but now will keep a lookout for them.

Lucy said...

LOL...love the puppy mixing up the names!!! No cheating there!

Erin said...

Oh, that frame with the leaves on the corners is yummy!! You're right, perfect for a sampler...maybe a "woodsy" one...

Laura said...

Thank you for giving me my laugh for today, Edgar. Those pictures of the doggy drawing are too funny!

Brigitte said...

Your Village looks so so good. And just two and a half more squares to stitch and then it will be done. Makes me want to pull out my Houses and stitch on it ...
Those frames and the linen you found at the sales are beautiful.

Sherry said...

What great finds you always run across and I love the frames! Village is looking super!

doris said...

Love your village and your linen tablecloth. Don't you love it when people don't realize what they're selling?

Kathy said...

I am totally in awe of your Village of HRH. Absolutely fabulous.
And your garage sale finds are super. Once the weather starts to warm I want to try and see what I can find. Especially frames.
And lastly, Did Her Highness really pick my name??
Give her some extra kisses and treats from me!

Sadie said...

VoHRH is looking great. You will be finished before you know it. Great finds as always and cute doggie pics too.

Missy Ann said...

A dollar?! :shaking head:

maryelizabeth said...

What a great drawing! The doggie photos are so fun too. And of course your stitching is great.

Yoyo said...

Puppy stirring the pot is too cute. I know how you felt, hitting a single design you don't particularly care for in the middle of something that is overall beautiful almost hurts. Glad you got through that because your village is gorgeous!!! I love to pick up frames at the sales, guess I just like older frames and that's the best place to find them.

Cindy F. said...

VOHRH is amazing! and wow did you rack up at the sales! My kind of finds! I can't believe you got the tablecloth for $1!!! Congrats on that deal!
HA!! Too cute, Pete stirring the pot...lol...I love it!
Congrats to Kathy!

Carol R said...

Lovely frames and just look at that tablecloth - do people not know what treasures they are selling?

Great draw by the pups!

~ Sue ~ said...

Hello Edgar, popping in to let you know how much I enjoyed viewing a bit of your blog for the first time. Have seen your name on other blogs, it's finally nice to learn more about your lovely handwork :)

Sincerely, Sue, Rochester, NY

http://stitchinsweetsue.blogspot.com/