Sunday, November 11, 2012

This and That!

Thanks to all of you who looked at the photos of my final garden walk of the fall.  It's a good thing we took that walk.  It has turned cold and the rain has returned.  We had our first heavy frost on Sat. morning. Today, it has drizzled all day.  The SBA and I had to take our walk at the mall!! Yesterday we went to a nearby antique show.  It was so crowded!! I think that means they need to have a few more antique shows up this way.  The SBA got a mug for his collection and I bought a small primitive tin piece.  I'll show you them and then I'll show the cross stitch I did for my wonderful DIL. Hope it has been a good week-end for all of you!!

A nice stoneware mug.  It has the old type handle according to the SBA.( I have no great knowledge of mugs.)

Here is my little tin piece.  They called it a tin collection box.  I put nuts in it for fall decorating.  I can see it with greens for winter.

Here is the November Word Play.  It is one of the 12 Word Plays done by Brenda Gervais .  This was a fun stitch!! I used the recommended floss but changed the linen.  I used 32 ct. antique ivory.  I also made it into a picture instead of a pillow.  You can't really tell from the picture here, but the frame picked up the Walnut floss perfectly. A lot of the words were stitched in that color floss.  As I have said before, Thanksgiving is my DIL's favorite holiday so that is why I picked this one.  I have floss left so I think I'll stitch one for myself!

Brena did a wonderful job choosing the colors for this design.  They are perfect for fall.

Have a wonderful week!!!!


  1. Oh your DIL is a very lucky girl! Beautiful stitching.

  2. Oh, I love this one, Barb!! And I like it framed, too! I'm planning on stitching them all next year--they are each so special :)

    Nice finds at the antique show, too!

  3. i love your wordplay and looks so pretty framed : )

  4. November Word play looks wonderful - such great warm rich autumnal colors! Congrats!

  5. Beautiful stitching!
    This old mug looks very Bavarian!

  6. Lovely finds!
    What a wonderful gift for your DIL. I love it!

  7. i love the word play! great finds at the show!

  8. Lovely stitching! Love the antique treasures too. I just adore antiques and when I can, I pick up certain items that catch my eye.

  9. I really love the Word Play series and think I might like to stitch those starting next year. What a wonderful gift for your DIL.
    Lovely antique finds.