Sunday, November 14, 2010

Finds...........

Saturday a neighbor was having a yard sale.......... Even though Lem said that we did not need anything she had called to invite me to see what was there so I walked up the hill to say hello. W wandered around a bit and found these items......... Hand done. For some reason when I find something like this at a yard sale I realize that the owner has no idea the time that went into making these lovely linen items. All but two have tatted edges and the other two have crochet edges. I knew that I had to bring them home. I asked the price and she says, "Oh, $2.00....." Clearly she had no idea what the real value was. I could not take advantage of her that way but all I had on me was $5.00 so I offered her that............... Yes, I do know that they are worth more but at least they are in a home that appreciates the effort that went into making them.


And now to show the finished product.............. My little Tea Towel with the free design from Bird Brain Designs............. I have 10 with the scallop edge sewn on and all marked and ready to stitch. I suppose we know what I will be doing every evening this week.................



Yesterday was a delightful day................ Lem watched sports on TV and I stayed in the studio and played. I got my tea towels prepped and ready to stitch, I finished my baby sweater (picture shown yesterday) and I took the time to dust a bit and put things away. I even found time to sit and knit on a wee yellow sweater (more on that later)................ All in all it was a lovely time spent with my needle and thread.............. As I sat and looked around I could see one project after another that I wanted to dive into and make........... But for now I have a choice few that I will keep doing bits on each day till I can have another finish...............

5 comments:

Barbara J said...

You know Susan I've been thinking of making some small table mats with tatting lace around it. Your bargain find is my inspiration.

Great going on the tea towel! What a fabulous idea. I may just have to copy your idea :)

Judy Laquidara said...

How nice to find those lovely linens and give them a new home! You're making me want to make some tea towels. Those are so cute!! Just like knitting, I can't remember how to embroidery. I do not need another hobby! :)

Candace said...

What a great find, and whoever made them, I can't help but think, would be happy to know that they are with someone who values and appreciates the work. Your tea towel is adorable.

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi Susan... WOW!!!!! What a wonderful find... You are right about how no one knows what time and talent that went into the making the edging... Good for you for your new find...:)
I just love the tea towel... I have plenty of these patterns and I am hoping to do some after all my Christmas gifts are done... :)

Rose Marie said...

I'm like that in a thrift store .... I can't pass up items that have been hand done. I stopped going to thrift stores ....

Sweet towel and it is finished ... yeah you!

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