Sunday, March 11, 2012

I went on a day long Thrifting adventure about two weeks ago with my friend Heather, and one of the little treasures that came home with me was this little linen table topper with hand embroidery.  It has some damage and a bit of staining, but the color was just too sweet to leave at the store ~ and the price was right :)

...Plus there are a lot of little embroidered motifs...with lots of possibilities...

...And it came with four little bonus napkins!

Most of the hand embroidery is in wonderful condition, so I knew I would want to re-use the ones that I can in some way.  After all, someone went to a lot of trouble to stitch all of these cute little flowers, they need to be enjoyed, even if the linen they're on is in not such great condition any more.

The Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild was having a pincushion swap at this month's meeting, so I added a few fabric scraps, and a piece of twill tape from a Moda fat quarter bundle, and I made a nice long pincushion to sit by the sewing machine.  It was quick and easy, and I have plenty more little blooms left to make some more :)

This is the stunning little pincushion made by someone else in the guild that I came home with from the meeting!  I love miniatures and the colors are so vibrant in this little beauty.

Doesn't it just brighten up this shelf in my sewing room :)

And it was the exchange day for our Bee Blocks.  Here are the ones that came home with me in my colors of yellow, green and purple.  You can see the blocks that I made in This Post from last month (because yea, I made mine early by accident).  I now have 13 blocks, and hope to participate in another round with the same color combination to have a nice collection to put together in a really cool scrappy looking quilt some day :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

1 comment:

Mego said...

FABULOUS (on your thrifting)~! LOVE the pincushions. I am always on the lookout for old linens...I make angels from them. The dresses are the linens and sometimes depending I can make the wings from them. Great Christmas gifts! But the little leftover bits...I'm gonna have to do pincushions!!! Thanks.