Monday, June 27, 2016

Lydia's Samplar Update ~

Hello and Welcome
dear needlefolk friends!

I'm so grateful for this past weekend 
which allowed me lots of quality stitching time!

Lydia's Samplar Update ~

I love this old photograph!

If you look closely at the chair this young 
girl is leaning on...notice the lovely
pinkeep clamped to the seat! 

I now have the vine and leaves of
the third border stitched...
I'm really enjoying working on this special samplar!

It's always fun adding in new colors...
I'm already on the search for an antique frame
that this samplar will fit into.

Now that I have the vine all worked...
Tonight I can start adding even more colors 
as I work the flowers to the vine!

I truly admire what a very neat and proper
 little stitcher Lydia was at the age of 9!

The back of her work is extremely neat...
seldom did she carry her threads!


Vintage Sewing Bags ~ For Sale

I've decided to put these two vintage sewing bags
on Ebay as auctions instead of through Esty,
which allows everyone interested a fair 

They are listed as five day auctions, 
 ending this Saturday afternoon.

If you are interested in bidding on the 
blue floral bag click HERE

Or, if you prefer the vintage coppery fabric
click HERE

I hope both of these lovely
old sewing bags of mine will
find good new homes!

Happy bidding and best wishes!


Spontaneous weekend road trips are so much fun, 
  never knowing exactly where you may end up! 

Such was the case on Sunday...
I found these two sweet old baskets
at a small town country antique shop! 

This basket was sitting on the checkout counter
being used for pens and such...
When I asked the shopkeeper if it was by chance
for sale; he said 'anything is for sale' and starting dumping
out all the odds and ends!

He said; I like to get $10.00 for it 
and I said sure...I'll take it!

He was a really nice older shopkeeper 
and very pleasant to deal with.

I have such a weakness for old baskets,
and fell completely in love with this
early workbasket...
I thought for sure it was going to have  
a crazy high price on it, but to my 
surprise it was marked $25.00!

I'm sure I was smiling all the way home...
I just love EVERYTHING about it...SO SWEET!


It was fairly hot on Sunday,
cows were huddled under shade 
trees trying to stay cool...
They have plenty of nice green grass to eat!

You've probable heard the old saying,
'king of the mound", that's what came to 
mind when we passed this black cow 
standing on the mound...
Well hello there!

I received a very inquisitive LQQK...
If she could talk she'd probably say...
Sorry, my mother taught me not to talk to strangers!!

However, I did enjoy the sound of her cowbell...
She decided to MOOOVE on!!


Weekly Soul Food...

"Take My Life and Let It Be"

1 Take my life & let it be Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments & my days, Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

2 Take my hands & let them move At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet & let them be Swift & beautiful for Thee.

3 Take my voice & let me sing Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips & let them be Filled with messages from Thee.

5 Take my will and make it Thine, It shall be no longer mine;
Take my heart, it is Thine own, It shall be Thy royal throne.

Hymn by William H. Havergal ~ 1869


Well friends, 
I'm off to work on club kits 
that will be shipping out
on Thursday!

Stay cool and remember to drink 
plenty of water!

Summer Blessings, 


  1. A beautiful sampler indeed, and you really did strike it basket rich! That second one is just so unusual! Thank you for the lovely hymn...

  2. Great progress on the Samplar, great colors.
    You found some nice baskets.
    Don't you just love seeing all of the cows in WI?
    It was hot here too, in the 90's.
    Stay cool!

  3. The sampler is so very pretty. What a fun weekend you had. It was a hot one. Such a lovely,cool day today!

  4. Very eye catching borders on your sampler ! Beautiful in every way !