Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I do thank you for all the kind comments and emails about yesterdays Post - warmest thanks from me to you!!!! and to Faye, who without her sewing prowess I could have never pulled off the basket!!
I had a question from Tracey about how I "dyed" the linen to age it up a bit. It was super easy, I had been afraid to try dyeing any myself for fear of ruining some expensive linen. Well, I found some linen at an Estate sale for a great price - so now I had no excuses. Having read how to do it over on Vonna's Blog, "The Twisted Stitcher" I just followed her directions. She is a wonderful source of Stitchity Information and a super Gal Pal!!!! It was her coffee method, soaking, and spattering the linen with grounds, then a baking of the material in the oven et voile, aged linen, after a quick iron it was good to go.
I also wanted to say how grateful I am to you about all the nice things everyone had to say about all my changes to "October" cottage, I often second guess myself about colour, and this was no different. I think I frogged as much as I stitched to get the oranges were I wanted them.
Over the weekend I ran the rounds to the Thrift / Consignment / Estate Sales and only found a couple of books.... slim picking for sure! Here's a snap -
I found another Philippa Gregory novel, about Mary, Queen of Scots. I have really enjoyed her take on the history. I also found another "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, a facsimile copy from the Columbia University Press, 1st edition in slipcase, 1959. Although the slipcase is a bit rough the book is in pristine condition.
Now, the winner of the Special Edition Oreo, Candy Corn Cookies..... I made a copy of every ones entry on slips of paper and then mixed them up for Rico to draw a name..... but...
Smokey jumped in a drew one for us.... after getting the slip from him we found that he had drawn.....
.......#16. Melodyr as the winner. So, Melody, if you could send me an email with your snail mail address I can get those sweet treats into the mail and on their way to you!! Thank you all for entering my little Gift-a-way!!
That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks again for stopping by, do stop again!!