Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Quilt Pin!

Back in the studio after a week at the beach!  Nothing better than a few days of no responsibility....great sleep...delish food....and oodles of laughter.  Oddly sitting and stitching and watching mindless, somewhat pathetic reality shows (i.e. Real housewives of _____) can be so much fun! 

Officially jumped back into the studio today and started stitching.  It began with a sliver of quilt...embroidery...bauble...and a vintage greyhound cracker jack prize.  A wee bit goofy and I blazoned my feed sack purse with my new quilt badge....kind of like it!

#artsymerchant #embroidery #vintagequilts #quilts

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Folk Art Embellished Quilt

The previous post told the story of how the quilt came to be....this is the story of the quilt after I embellished it.  Lots of visual stimulation......


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Vintage Baby Quilt!!

One of my junking peeps found this lovely little quilting nugget.  I graciously took it off her hands for a tiny sum.  The measurements are a perfect size...approximately, 2'x2.5'.  Some of the silk strips have decayed, but nevertheless, it is fabulous.  

I hope to give it some new life....just trying to figure out how that is going to happen....
stay tuned.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Yo-Yo's and Mixed Media!

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Working on some yo-you love!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Vintage Locket!

Just had to share a little treasure I found at an estate sale a few months ago...

Was doing my typical hunt for fabric, quilts...and sewing notions, when what did I see?  but, a old shoe box of thread, needles, ric-rac and hemming tape.  Knowing this was going to be mine, I asked the price with a pleading look of, "please be cheap", and the kind lady said $5.  I immediately snapped it up...continued my search for other little goodies and paid my fees.

When home, this little box went in the stack of other little boxes that needed to be sorted and organized.  About two weeks ago, this began.  Now, for the very reason I find this type of shopping the the bottom of the shoe box filled with notions, was a square, black locket.  Thinking it was a cool shape, and always a fan of lockets, I cleaned it up.  It was so pretty and unusual I took it to a jeweler.  Had my initials engraved and added a little stitchiness with my sweet friend's mug and I am in love with it.  

I did spend $12 on engraving and little elbow grease in cleaning, plus a silver chain, but look what I it!  The jeweler estimates it was hand made in the 1940's....and was a rather nice piece.

All this excitement in the bottom of a shoe box for $5.

And they say treasures can't be found any more.....