Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Handsome Afternoon

Today, Chris and I took a quick road trip to Salisbury.  We were going to Spring Robin to pick up my framing and to see what else might catch our eye.  Robin has a wonderful little shop and if you are in the area you really must stop in.  Just check out this handome fellow that came home with me:

Plum Street Samplers
 I used restraint and didn't come home with any stash additions, however, I did leave Penny America there to be framed.

We had a wonderful Greek Salad with chicken for lunch at the Sidewalk Deli and then headed down the road to Granite Quarry, NC where we toured the Old Stone House.

Our State magazine and UNCTV published a wonderful video on this state treasure which can tell you all about the house much more eloquently than I.  The video can be found here.

Since Chris and I were together again I gave her the last two pieces she had given me to finish for her.  Here is a picture of her Bent Creek Snowman finished as a round pillow with tiny pom pom fringe.

It was just a splendid afternoon and I enjoyed every minute.  :o)

When I arrived home this gorgeous thimble purse necklace from none other than Lori of Notforgotten Farm was waiting in my mailbox.  I won it in a giveaway on her blog and I am just thrilled with it.  That is my dear mother's thimble sitting beside it which is now tucked safely inside and hanging around my neck.  I can't decide if I want to use it for my thimble when I am doing hand sewing or store my mom's thimble in it and keep it close to my heart.  At any rate, I will treasure this little work of art.  It just makes me smile to look at it.

I hope your Saturday was as fabulous as mine was!  Enjoy your Sunday my friends.


carol fun said...

Sergei looks fabulous! The first time I saw this chart I immediately thought of you. The thimble purse is so pretty. I love the idea of having a special place to store a special thimble. Hope the rest of the weekend is as good as today was!

Daffycat said...

Sergei looks amazing, Myra! This is lovely all framed up. I also adore the round pillow you created ~ I thought my heart shape was difficult, I couldn't imagine trying round ~ eek!

Ahhh, I LOVE Greek salad <3

Karen said...

What a cute fella! Your thimble purse is just too pretty... I would smile too!

happy stitching....

Barb said...

It sounds like you and Chris had a great day!!!I loved the photos of the Old Stone House. Segei is adorable and I especially like the way the frame looks with it.

valerie said...

Oooo, Sergei looks great Myra. Love the framing. Sounds like you and Chris had a great day and I love the little snowman finish. Congrats on winning the thimble purse from Lori! The tulip one was my favorite too. Perfect spot for your mom's thimble!

butterfly said...

Such wonderful stitching again and the finishes are fab,
Congrats on your win, how nice that you can now where your Mothers thimble around your neck and keep it close to your heart just beautiful. Hugs.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Beautiful pictuires !
bisous de FRANCE

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Beautiful pictuires !
bisous de FRANCE

Christina said...

Sergei looks very happy in his new home! The frame is just beautiful!
You and Chris always seem to have such fun on your jaunts. I wish I lived a bit closer so I could join you!
I love the finish you did for Chris - anything with pompoms is a winner with me!

Vickie said...

What a treasure for your mother's thimble. :)

Chris said...

Hey Myra!
It was a wonderful day. What a wonderful post. Thanks for putting all the links in.
I am so tickled with the pieces you finished.
Your gift from Lori is wonderful. It is so nice that you have that thimble of your Mom's.
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Love ya!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Sergei looks right at home in his new roost! Your finishing is always great! Sounds like a great, fun day. Thanks for sharing!

Diana said...

Sergei looks great in that frame!

Faye said...

Super nice job on Sergei!!! I love that frame.....And, way to go on winning a piece of original work from Lori....I love everything that lady does!!!!! And, what better place to keep momma's thimble. I love that!

Hope your week is fantastic, Faye

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Hi Myra!
So happy that you got my little purse and how sweet to keep your dear Momma's thimble in it.
Hpoing you will enjoy both for many many years!
Blessed be,

BeckySC said...

Perfect frame looks amazing!!

Simple Pleasure said...

Sergei looks sooo handsome decked out in that fabulous frame...great color choice; love the distressed wood. I look forward to seeing Penny America.
I would have loved to have spent the afternoon with you and Chris...a LNS, fabulous lunch,sight-seeing, AND wonderful companionship!!
The thimble purse certainly is a treasure...holding a blessed to have this special thimble.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart

Veronica said...

Sergei is so handsome. The frame is perfect for him.

Oh, I saw that round snowman pillow on Chris' blog. Gotta say you did a great job.


Lois said...

Love your framed Sergei!! I so need to stitch this one! What a nice giveaway win and great job on the snowman.

Carol said...

What a great day it sounds like you and Chris had, Myra! Your Sergei is superb!! A perfect choice for his frame, too... Can't wait to see your Penny America all framed up. I sure hope I can find time to stitch that this summer.

Congratulations on the little snowman finish for Chris--I love the pom pom trim. Did you glue it on or sew it?

Enjoy your week--hope it's not too hot down your way :)

Catherine said...

Your days out with Chris always seem so full of fun! Sergei looks so handsome in his frame! It's perfect!! And your finish of the snowman is too cute ~ great fringe!
Congrats on winning the thimble purse ~ that was my favorite of the bunch!

Patty C. said...

Sergei looks beautiful!

Lynn said...

Fabulous job on Sergei! He's very handsome indeed!
Sounds like you and Chris had a lovely, relaxing day.
Congrats on your giveaway win!