Gentle Readers and Dear Friends it is a wonderful Monday morning here in SF for many reasons!! First and foremost was the wonderful visit we had with just had with my sister. She flew down from Portland and spent the last few days relaxing and decompressing from her very hectic "motherly" life - and all we did was fun stuff!! Running all over the city, eating out and then laying around like great lumps watching films. Who could ask for anything better. Secondly, on this cool Monday I find that my little Blog has passed the 500 Follower mark - and now I actually have 502 followers - you love me, you really love me!! I am having my Sally Field flash back - reveling in the moment and dancing a jig!! Thirdly, I did quite a bit of stitching over the past few days and finished up my HOE PS Exchange - or at least I have finished up the stitching part. I just love being ahead of the game and not behind playing catch up.
... and the fourth thing, and what I will lead off with this morning.....I came and found a wonderful email from sweet Carolyn - she received the package I sent her for winning the 4th Blogoversary drawing. Her Blog is "...just one more stitch" and she has posted a couple of snaps. I took a snap of the stitched piece, but forgot to get one of the goodies. You can click on over to Carolyn's Blog to see them. But, here is a snap of the piece I made....
The pattern is a Blackbird Design and I do love me some BBD!! It is from an older booklet called "With Needle and Thread." I have loved this little sampler for the longest time, as I told Carolyn, and just knew this was the right time to stitch it up. I used the recommended WDW floss and stitched it up on a piece of 36ct something or other form the stash heap. The box I painted using a mixture of three colours - I wanted it to be dark but with undertones of the red/raspberry colour. It was a joy to stitch and now it has a wonderful place to live.
I will save the main weekend post until tomorrow as I have come back to a pile of work on my desk. I did want to post a snap of my Thrift Store Finds. There were no Estate Sales but we did make it to a few Consignment/Thrift/2nd hand Stores. I found these things.....
From the upper left... I found two super Victorian frames - for less that $2 for both, the metal thing is a tortilla press, I also found a great older Oregon plate, and a lovely small Nippon ware hand painted plate c1880. I do love me some Paula and this little Christmas book was a buck so how could I pass. I found a couple of other things but they are meant for others so I can't show them here.
We had a great time running around over the weekend and there will be a post about that in the morning.
There you go sports fans. I do thank you all for stopping by and for your great comments. Do stop back by again!! Hope your weekend was as super de duper as mine!!