Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sweet Saturday!

It seemed to me as if the weekend took forever to get here! Now it is here and it is hot an humid. Great day to stay inside and putter around in the sewing room.

Just look what arrived this week. This is the pincushion I won from Faye's blog giveaway. Isn't it just the sweetest thing??? I love everything about it - the color, the fabric, the button, the stitching - but mostly that it was made by dear Faye. :o) She even sent along a set of pins she made - I love them too! Thank you so much Faye, I will treasure it always.
A couple of weeks ago I made a stop at the local Goodwill and picked up this cutting board and frame. The old grater came from my kitchen. :o) I forgot to take a picture of these before I started working my magic with them. The grater is old and rusted in places so I spray painted it black. I am thinking I'll do a little something else to it (not sure what yet) and it will end up as part of my Halloween display. The cutting board reminded me of the hornbooks you see with needlework displayed on them. It was scratched and dented from use. DH sanded it down for me and I painted it white. I then lightly sanded the edges and applied some black and brown shoe polish. I am thinking it will make a good mount for Notforgotten Farm's "Halloween Queen" if I ever get around to stitching it. :o) I haven't done anything to the frame - I like it just as it is.

That's it for my rambling today. I hope you all have a gr8 weekend and stay cool.


Jane said...

Faye's pincushion is lovely - lucky you! Some good finds at your Goodwill shop and sounds like they will be put to very good use!
Hot and humid here in England too with thunder & rain forecast for tomorrow - oh well! any excuse to stitch - rain or shine xxx

Crispy said...

Lovely pin cushion and pins!! It's humid here today too and I can't decide whether to go plant flower seeds or stay in (I'm hoping for rain so I can stay in LOL). It always amazes me what people can do with found items, I never "see" that sort of thing in old objects!


SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Myra, love the pincushion you won and the cutting board, frame, and grater look like a great finds.

Just wanted to tell you that you won the Black Willow Farm chart from my 3rd blogaversary. Could you please send me your snail mail addy to my e-mail. Thanks Roberta

Carol said...

Faye created a beautiful gift for you, Myra--love it! And I think it is so neat how you can look beyond an old Goodwill find and repurpose it into something "new" and useful :)

Berit said...

What an awesome gift!! :D I just love everything about it, and it looks great in that kidney dish. :)

Good thoughts on that re-purposing. I think your matte-black grater will be perfect for Hallowe'en--can't wait to see how you finish it off! :D