Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Halloween in February!!??

I know this seems a bit crazy but for us Halloween lovers, you can get inspiration any time! Yesterday I decided to stitch a bit on my little Halloween Quaker. That was my sort of go to project when I didn't have a project in the works. Well, with Rebecca Robinson, I'll have a project for a long time! I really like this little one. Then as I was cleaning out some folders, I ran across an article about Halloween folk artists and it mentioned Johanna Parker. I googled her name and found her cute designs. She did some very pricy originals and a line for Bethany Lowe(more in my price range). Anyway, I found a web-site that had her owls on sale. I just couldn't pass that up!

Here's the cross stitch. Yesterday I worked in the upper right corner.

Here's Mr. Owl!

He's actually a candy holder.

Love the detail!

Thanks for taking a look! Hope your week is going well.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Lots of Stuf!

This blog covers a few topics! First, I'll show the treasures we bought at the antique show we attended on Sat. Then a cross stitch update,and finally a great woodpecker shot from our deck.

I have a few chocolate molds. I wouldn't say I collect them , but when I see one that fits a season I like to decorate for, I am tempted to buy it. I do love to do some patriotic decorating so I couldn't pass up this liberty bell mold. It commemorates the nations susqua-centennial in 1926. This was my purchase.

The SBA couldn't pass up this super mug to add to his collection. He has both lidded and not lidded. He is trying to concentrate his collection on mugs with lids. He is especially happy if the mugs are marked by the maker. This mug did have a mark. I decided to show a few photos of his collection.

The 6th one over was an advertising mug for a brewery here in Seattle at the turn of the century. Funny thing is, we found it at a show in Tennessee.

These are all made in Germany.

Here's the progress on Rebecca Robinson. Well, I couldn't wait, I knew I would never like those pink designs on the vase, so I frogged them out!! I like the vase much better. I jut might not stitch those areas-not sure yet.

The border on one side is finished -9 finished 29 to go! Sorry for the wrinkles!

Look what was on our bird feeder yesterday afternoon!! A pileated woodpecker. These guys are 16 inches long!
F.Y.I. over at 1-2-3 Stitch web site they are having a sale on Quaker themed charts. I think I'll have to spend a bit over there!
Thanks for joining me and have a wonderful week!!!