Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Spirit of Christmas Past


Earlier this month was the Spirit of Christmas Past Show that Tina hosts in her lovely home. You can read more about my first visit and how I discovered it here.
I was so happy to get to attend again!


She had so many lovely primitive antiques and folk art creations!


I have such a difficult time trying to decide what will go home with me.


So I tend to stay a little longer just to enjoy it all :)


So many sweet vignettes!


Lovely textiles


There is a bed, so maybe I could stay a bit...


How to ever decide...


I loved the sleds that Tina made last year, so I knew that was a must have!


I found the perfect spot for it inside our back entrance. 
It had sweet twinkling lights on it, but there is no outlet in this corner.
Thank goodness for Amazon and one day delivery!
It now has battery operated lights that are even on a timer!
 Although I don't have them on yet in this photo...


And these are the treasures that I bought from Mary. 


Who can resist a red child's shoe with lots of age and character?
Mary used to have a child's shoe Christmas tree.
Can you just imagine how darling that must have been?


An artist's mohair bird. Love!
I wasn't going to pass this up after regretting not getting a little mohair bear last time!


And look at this wonderful box with a little locking latch that still works.


It might have been a sewing box with the faded black puffy velvet lid lining - maybe a pincushion?


Thank you Mary for the sweet little treat!
You know that I absolutely love everything about it!

And thank you Wendy Stys-Van Eimeren of Pineberry Lane
for introducing me to this wonderful show and these lovely women!
Maybe next time we will finally meet...

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children. And because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God.
~Galatians 4:4-7

Blessings, Patti

Friday, December 1, 2017

Pennies from Heaven ~ Volume 18


"Wooly Thistles Table Rug"

Mom never ceases to amaze me by all that she accomplishes!
We took this class with Rebekah together in June and mine has not been touched since.
This certainly inspires me to pick it back up!


Her stitches are impeccable!


and Rebekah's design and wool are so lovely!


"Redware Crow"

Don't you just love all those tongues!
Perfect yet again!


"O Tannenbaum"
by Ginger Sanchez
kitted by Winterberry Cabin

I love how Mom made the tongues different lengths.


Rick rack made a fun trim for a tree.


And the chenille trimmed tree is sweet too!


"Summer in my Garden"
by Maggie Bonanomi

I had hoped to stitch along with Mom on this, but I only got as far as tracing the pattern :)


I love the layered petals on this flower.


And the little round ones are sweet as well.


"Pillows from the Patch"
by Rebekah L. Smith 
kitted by Wheaten Woolens

Mom worked on these while staying by me and my sister during radiation treatments.


Sew sweet!


One is just cuter than the next!


"Woolen Sheep"

Mom designed her own sweet sheep blanket!
A sweet little sheep to keep her company as she stitches...

And believe or not, Mom has had more finishes since I was there in mid-November! 
I better go back soon to take more photos!

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, 
since as members of one body you were called to peace. 
And be thankful.
~Colossians 3:15

Blessings, Patti

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Antiques that followed us home


Time has once again escaped me!
I still have to share more of my trip earlier this month to Mom's and the wonderful antiques that we found.
These were Mom's purchases on our first day. The puzzle ball was from Maggie Bonanomi.
 But you really need to see the tiny boot pinkeep close up!


The workmanship and teeny tiny stitches are amazing!


I tried to show the perspective of how tiny it is, but it is rather hard to capture.


Mom bought these treasures from Schneeman Folk Art.
Perfect for a Christmas display!


And Mom found another puzzle ball! I think she is now a collector!
Love the antique bone buttons on this one from Jacque Bradford.


I also bought an antique puzzle ball from Maggie.
I loved the stitching and the little nubs of velvet that remain.


I bought this cornucopia made by Maggie - perfect with antique velvet, oak leaves and acorns.


And another teeny tiny treasure - a little leather doll shoe made into a velvet pinkeep.


This bird by Ginny Henson also followed me home.
I love the embroidered linsy woolsy wings


and the wonderful breast fabric too.


In Norma and Jennifer Schneeman's booth, I bought this wonderful make do bird that started as a spun cotton antique ornament from Japan that was not in good condition.
But Jennifer used her magic and repurposed it.
Can you see the tiny original wire legs?


Aren't the paper embossed wings and tail stunning?!


And a Schneeman gingerbread heart for my Schneeman Christmas tree.


I also couldn't pass up this matched set of measures!


Both of them are embossed with the same maker, city and state.


I also bought this wonderful shoe accented with old ribbon.
While the shoe is darling, the presentation was awesome:


It will be hanging with a spray of greens on my front door this holiday season. :)


This pincushion has been calling to me the past several shows and this time I couldn't resist.


I may need to try and replicate it...

 And finally my last purchase of the trip:


My home's furniture fits our house's architecture is mainly prairie / mission / arts + crafts style with a few treasured pieces of Stickley. So I couldn't resist this bookshelf.
I love the drawers and 


the side pockets - wouldn't they look so pretty filled with greens for the holidays?
Once I clean it up and decide where to display it, I will have to share.

Thank goodness these shows are only twice a year!
I better start saving my pennies for the March shows...

Thanks for letting me share our shopping with you!
I'll try to be back soon with all of Mom's recent wool finishes.

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
~Colossians 2:6-7

Blessings, Patti