Monday, November 25, 2013

"Merry & Bright" Finish and Some Thrifty Finds

Gentle Friends with this being a very short week for me, only two days, I'm going to double up on my usual posting stuff...... Over the weekend I finished up a Christmas WIP from last year.......

.... "Merry & Bright" designed by Erynne Chard 
Stitched on Silkweaver 32ct "Sudden Storm" using assorted flosses

You can click HERE to go to her Blog and the pattern.  It was a fun piece to work up and since it has sat in the WIP basket a year, it was about time I got it completed. I took the piece outside into the bright sunlight to get this snap and try and get a decent picture...
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Saturday I also got to run around to the various Consignment/Thrift shops and found a few things......


From l to r and Fact based novel of the creation of "A Christmas Carol", "The Bucolic Plague" is Kilmer-Purcells' second memoir recounting the purchase of the 1802  Beekman Mansion and goat farm in Sharon Springs NY.  I picked up 3 DVD's, "Fathers little Dividend," "The Bell's of St Trinian's," and Cartoon networks Halloween Cartoons.  I also found a couple of nice pieces of cut glass, a small bright cut dish and a new (with the tags still on) Waterford Round Ring Holder.  A great piece I found was a mid 19th century brass candle stick, above is before polishing.......

.... and after polishing, I love the look of old brass, it has such a great warm glow about it.....

That's about it for today sports fans, thanks again for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

19 comments:

Jodi S said...

Great finish! Very colorful piece that definately puts you in the Christmas mood! Love the candlestick as well!

Nicola said...

Fantastic finish of Merry and Bright Edgar! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Melissa said...

Congrats on the Christmas finish - it's really Merry & Bright!

cucki said...

Beautiful finish...
Very pretty candlestick..
Big hugs x

geeky Heather said...

That is a very cheerful Christmas finish! I'm doing a festive happy dance for you. :) Great thrifting haul, too. I'd never heard of "The Belles..." but it looks cute!

Colleen said...

I love this Christmas sampler. The colors are wonderful on your fabric :) What are you going to do with it now??

Christine said...

Great finish Edgar, and some wonderful finds at the thrift shop. I love those old St Trinian's movies

Nancy said...

Merry & Bright turned out so pretty and very cheerful! You always have good luck when you go thrifting!

Margaret said...

Love your finish! Beautiful! And that candlestick -- I love it! Great finds all around!

Barb said...

Merry and Bright is so festive! A great finish! Also super thrifting. I LOVE the brass candle stick!

Lisa V said...

Great finish Edgar. Congrats!

Wanda said...

Love the Merry & Bright! Thanks for the link! :) Great finds! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Susan said...

Congratulations on a very nice. I need to dig that one out of my stash and give it a go. Great thrift finds.

Chris said...

Love this finish! So cherry and such fun colors!
Happy Thanksgiving!

MarchAnn said...

Love the christmas piece so cute and bright.
You find the neatest movies, I love the oldies too. I remember the St Trinia's one and you can't beat Spencer T.

Sara said...

Congrats on the finish and it's just in time too!

Rita said...

Great job on Merry and Bright!

Shirlee said...

Beautiful finish & great finds : )

Kate said...

Gorgeous finish