Good Friday MORNING dear friends and stitchers!!
Yes, I've really got my act together this Friday, I'm actually
posting this in the morning instead of the late
afternoon.....this may be a first for me!
I always thought it would be fun SOMEDAY to open a
needlework museum, but for now I'm just
enjoying sharing my years of collecting right here....
This is a beautiful early 'Thread Well' holder.
The color of wood is just marvelous!
The base is accented with little inlaid ivory studs.
I'm not sure what type of wood this is, but the quality of
workmanship is really outstanding!
To use a thread well, you would lift the lid and place your
ball of crochet thread inside,
and then thread it through one of the eyelets....
The two thread eyelets are also ivory.
It looks like maybe the very top of the finale broke off
over the years, but I still love the overall beauty.
Every year the Christmas season is always so busy, I'm
hoping this year I'll have more time to do some
special decorating. I'm having fun just
paging through all my different Christmas books
~ The Pleasures of Christmas ~
by Early American Homes
152 Full Color pages
Published by Random House
Here's a glimpse of the contents....
This book is packed with traditional ideas for decorating your
home, holiday entertaining (recipes), gifts to make, and
I love looking closely at the small details of each page, looking
for unique ideas.
I keep a small notebook by my stitching chair so while I'm
paging through a fun book in the evening I can make
myself little notes of the things I want to try this year.
I've got a great idea for a 'Needlework' tree that I'll share
with everyone when it gets closer to Christmas :)
I like the idea of putting a small tree into a pretty
Lots of collectible Santas; painted chalkware and composition,
just perfect for the Santa lovers.
This book even has patterns with complete directions to make
wonderful old time looking ornaments.
Hope you enjoyed the preview for this book...it gets
another 5 star rating.
For now I'm getting exciting about starting to decorate for
fall. In fact I pulled out my pair of large solid concrete
Owls from the barn....
I still haven't decided where I'm going to put them this year...I'm
going to start my Autumn mode on September 1st.
These Owls stand 25" tall and are so heavy I can't even lift
one....that's were my Husband & Son come in very handy!
Awhile back I posted my Tiger Lilies when they were just
starting to bloom, now look at them.....
What a great shade of orange!
These plants are so tall and top heavy they are leaning
away from the porch....or maybe they are
reaching for more sunlight?
Okay, now I have a confession to make.....the real reason I was able
to release this post so early this morning is because I
actually did it Thursday night, I'll be out
This is my absolute FAVORITE antique show that I have
been going to for many, many years!
If you live anywhere near Rochester, Minnesota and are
looking for something fun to do this weekend....please
check it out!
It's about an hour drive for me, but I always look so forward
Plus, I also have a very special day planned on Saturday, I'll
be going to my favorite cross stitch shop in the
Madison, Wisconsin area.
I'll take lots of pictures this weekend.....so please
come back on Monday for a special
field trip to a very special shop!!
Hope you have a fun and busy weekend in YOUR
special corner of the world!
Blessings from the Studio of Scattered Seed Samplers,
~ Kindly, Tammy ~