Thank you all so much for your sweet, funny, and supportive comments on my last post! Deb could not have been sweeter about the whole thing herself and I guess, because it didn't turn out badly, we both have a story! Someone in their comment asked why the caloric concern with tea - it was because it was the super large, SWEET tea. Lots of calories in that - you have to not think about it and make it a once in a while treat. of course, it likely won't be a guild meeting treat anymore! Sigh.....
On Valentine's Day, Brenda at With thy Needle & Thread, had a sale. I ordered a couple of things and have already finished one of them. I have wanted to do her Home Tweet Home punchneedle pinkeep since it first came out. The sale was the perfect time to order! (you can click on the pictures to enlarge)
I think it turned out pretty well. The finishing was far easier than I thought it would be and I love how it turned out! I had the little oil can from an antique sewing machine cabinet I had picked up a few years ago at a garage sale. It's a little taller than the one Brenda used but I think it looks okay. This was a fun piece to do and it was pretty quick. I like the little button I found for the eye but I didn't have any rusty or old looking pins for the head feathers so I just used some I had on hand.
I'm going to work on my little angel today. I'm looking forward to testing my finishing skills on this one as well. I wish I had some sheet music with French lyrics to use as the wings but I don't think I'll easily find that although I am on the hunt! I also think I'm going to change the stitched "joy" to "Peace" as that is one of my favorite words, for so many reasons.
Yesterday, I was out and about and I stopped in the Salvation Army store in Royal Oak. Look what I found!
The best part, it was only:
Can you see that? It was marked $29.99 which I was very willing to pay but when I got up to the register, the gal said it was on sale - only $23.84 including tax. YaHoo! I just love it - love the small size and how colonial it looks. Not sure what I'll do with it, or how I'll refinish or paint it (any suggestions?), but I love it and for less than $24 - how could I go wrong?
On my way to Royal Oak, I saw this car that was completely covered in computer chippy kinds of things. There was a sign in the window that said, "It's a computer". I couldn't get my camera out fast enough to capture that, and he went speeding past me. However, I am not a gal easily deterred so I did some pedal to the metal work to catch him and got a couple of pics to share with you. I know, zooming down the freeway (I passed a lot of cars to catch this guy) and taking pics at the same time; not the smartest thing. But sometimes, when the opportunity presents itself, you just gotta go for it. What I won't do for my faithful blogger friends! Unfortunately, the pictures don't really show this off as much as I'd hoped. It was crazy looking.
Why someone would do this to a car is beyond me - but it was COVERED!
I hope you have a great week and that something unexpected and fun comes your way!