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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Susan Rambo Sampler, La D Da Noah's Ark and more



Dear friends,
     It has been quite a while, hasn’t it?  My life has been a whirlwind of activity for the last year and a half (can it really be that long) and I have missed you, and blogging.  I got away from blogging for a while – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other media outlets are so much easier and faster but they are less personal and certainly less gratifying.  Besides, most of my family could care less about my stitching, antiquing or estate sale adventures and I need to share those aspects of my life with other likeminded souls.  So here goes, I’m jumping back in and hoping you’re still here and interested.

I've stitched a lot since last we met so let me show you something I just picked up from the framer.


This is Susan Rambo Sampler. She's a bold, beautifully colored sampler and I chose a frame as sassy and bold and intense as she.  I loved how the bright red frame made the colors on Susan pop.  I think it's a nice juxtaposition of modern with the old.  I'm sure it won't appeal to everyone, but I kind of love it. 







I also got this sweet little La D Da piece back, too.  I liked how the swirls in the frame mimicked the swirls under the ark.

I have also been hitting estate sales when I can and have found some fun treasures.  This weekend was a couple of boxes of vintage ornaments.  I love when I find the bigger ones!  Aren't they pretty?  They'll look great on my tree with all the othe vintage ornaments.  Anyone else love these as much as I do?  



But for today, only one more thing to shoe you.   I got this cupboard from a guy at work that was moving to Florida.  His mom had been an antique dealer in Kentucky but he no longer wanted it so for a very decent price, I was able to bring it home.  It’s perfect in all its imperfections and I just love it.  On top are some of my Beatrix Potter treasure gifts from a friend, old glass in the form of an ancient purple bottle and a couple of frogs, one of them (the cool irredescent one) from a dear friend, and a Liberty Hill sewing box I got in VA Beach at the Dyeing to Stitch Spring retreat.  I'll be changing this all out soon to start making way for the big decorating time... Christmas!  I can hardly wait.  



Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time, I wish you Peace,


                                                  Terri


50 comments:

KAREN said...

Welcome back-missed you

Robin said...

First, welcome back! You have been missed especially since I don't do FB or the other social media. I love the cabinet you snagged. Susan Rambo looks fabulous in her red frame and I really like the swirls in the molding for the La D Da piece. Go Terri!

Thinking of you!

Robin in Virginia

Joy said...

Yes, it so much quicker to post else where, but love to see you back to blogging. Maybe you can push me back:)
Your stitching is beautiful and what a perfect frame!
I collect old ornaments too and fortunate to have some from my trees that are over 50 years old. Why do people let go of these lovely ornaments?

Have a lovely day! Joy

Robin said...

Hi Terrie,
What a nice surprise to see that you posted to your blog again. I have missed reading about your adventures. I am in awe of your Susan Rambo. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the bright frame; it certainly makes make the sampler pop. I think the swirly frame for the La D Da piece is perfect too. Grreat choices and beautiful finishes! Hope you bring those to the next guild meeting.

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Mad about Craft said...

Nice to see you and your 'doings'!

Rita said...

Nice to see you blogging again! I ADORE the sampler...you're right--the red frame is perfect for it. I also love the La-D-Da piece. (I have that one in my stash waiting to be stitched someday.)

The ornaments are so nice!

Finally, you really "scored" on the cabinet.

Tina said...

Beautiful stitching and great choice of frames,lovely ornaments and fab unit

Cat said...

I've missed your blog! I never comment, but so glad to see you back. The red frame is great a nice twist. Great idea. Love the ornaments and your new cabinet too. Hope you keep blogging.
Cat D - Sandy UT

Mary said...

Hey Teri. nice to find you're back at it! Susan Rambo is a real show stopper, especially with the red frame. Love it!

Beth said...

Gorgeous stitching as always Terri! The sassy red framet is perfect!
As is the new cabinet and all of your ornament finds. I hope you will bring Susan to the guild meeting in October because I won't make it to September's meeting. There, you've been warned!

Beth said...

Gorgeous stitching as always Terri! The sassy red framet is perfect!
As is the new cabinet and all of your ornament finds. I hope you will bring Susan to the guild meeting in October because I won't make it to September's meeting. There, you've been warned!

Christine said...

Congrats on such beautiful finished pieces! That cupboard is to die for ~ Lucky you!

Carol said...

YAY! You're back :) It has definitely been a different world around blogland with all who have left for the ease of FB and Instagram, but I am happy some of you are returning. All seem to think blogging is more personal and I couldn't agree more.

Lovely framed finish, Terri, and that cupboard is amazing--you always find the best things in your thrifting adventures and I look forward to seeing more posts from you in the future on whatever captures your fancy :)

Ann said...

So glad to see you back. Susan Rambo is stunning! And I love the vintage ornaments you found--I love the ones I have and love to add to that collection, too.

Katrina said...

Hi Terri, how wonderful to see your update :) Love your stitching and your ornament find :)

Judy said...

I'm so glad you're back, Teri. Your blog was one of my favorites and still is. Your ornaments remind me of some my mother bought new and still uses. After all the many moves and three children It's a wonder there are any left.

Lisa V said...

Great to see you back. Your framed stitches look wonderful and I love your little vintage finds, they will add some colour and personality to your tree this year.
Take care.

Cathy Lloyd said...

Love love love your stitching...Susan is beautiful and I love the red frame! That cupboard...OH MY! LOVE IT! Please take pictures of the Christmas you put in it! The ornaments are totally sweet! I've not blogged in ages either...maybe it's time. I do have a couple of nice samplers to show. Always love to see you on FB! Enjoy your Monday off!

Barb said...

So nice to have you back. I agree with your comments about blogging. I think of my blog as a sort of diary. Love Susan Rambo and the Ark projects. The frames are great for them both. Yes I have lots of vintage ornaments. When dad broke up his house, I took all the ornaments, many from the 40's and 50's. I call them treasures from my childhood,

Lana said...

Welcome back!! Love your framed pieces! Those ornaments are beautiful! Love those colors!

Annette-California said...

WOOHOO!!!! Welcome back Terri! Love Love Love your gorgeous Susan Rambo and her red frame totally shows her off perfectly! Beautiful La-D-Da Ark & the frame you selected looks amazing. Your newest hutch is so beautiful and what incredible treasures you've displayed. OOOOH so many bloggers are going to be soooo happy your back:))
Love YA! Annette

Hilda said...

Hi Terri,
I am so happy to read from you again - welcom back!
Your framde stitched beauties are amazing - both of them!
Love the vintage ornament - they remind me of Christmasses past (my childhoods christmasses).

I am really looking forward to your future posts to come!

Hugs
Hilda

Sherry :o) said...

As always, your post is a welcome read! Beautiful stitching. Some of those ornaments are identical to some from my mom...she gave me and my sister's each a couple of boxes (from our childhood and before) several Christmases back. LOVE THEM! And your cabinet is really cool.

Sherry :o)

Ranae said...

I'm still here and I've missed your blog, love everything.... Stitching, ornaments and cupboard
Have fun!!

Annie said...

Gorgeous framed pieces. I love the swirls thing with the frame and ark.

And nice to see you still out there scooping up those vintage treasures! Beautiful ornaments and one great cupboard. I'm remineded of a friend who has a lot of tattoos. I asked her what she would do when her whole body was covered and she said, "Then I'll be done!" I guess your home filled with antiques must be something like that. ;-)

Welcome home to Bloggerville.



Melissa said...

So lovely to see your post and your gorgeous stitching! Love that Susan Rambo and the Noah's Ark isn't too shabby neither! You are so lucky to score that cabinet - it is so handsome!

I haven't been stitching since the spring and I'm slowly getting back at it. I have an issue with my neck so stitching is in baby-steps!

laceystitcher said...

I am so glad that you are back posting; I always loved to read your blog. I really like your red frame and the stitched piece - it is beautiful. I like to think "outside the box" when it comes to framing. Your antique ornaments are wonderful as well as the antique bookcase; love it. You mentioned having Beatrix Potter items; I hope that you have seen the movie on CD called "Miss Potter". It is one of my very favorites; if not, you will definitely want to purchase it. I have watched it many, many times and love her interaction with her "characters". It also includes some real photos of Miss Potter and tells about her life, which is very interesting. Hope you like it.

Anna van Schurman said...

I adore the red frame! Fantastic choice. I also like the vintage ornaments. Nice find!

Prims By The Water said...

Welcome back Terri! I missed you. Love your samplers as always. You scored with that pie safe and I do one tree in just vintage silver ornaments. I like how the silver sparkles in the white lights. Janice

Patty C. said...

Gorgeous Sampler!

Patty C. said...

Gorgeous Sampler!

Brigitte said...

Welcome back, Terri! As I'm not on FB or IG I have missed to see your wonderful stitching. Great frame that you found for Susan Rambo, its red compliments all the wonderful reds in the sampler fantastically.

Bergamote de Nancy said...

Nice to see you blogging again! Susan Rambo is wonderful!!!

Christelle

Hazel said...

Welcome back!!! Love your framed pieces. There are still some of us bloggers out there hanging by a thread! X

Hazel said...

Oh and I adore the vintage baubles! Beautiful. X

Anne said...

Wonderful to see a post from you,! Ah Susan Rambo!! One day I will stitch her. The frame you got for her really brings out those gorgeous reds and lovely frame for the LA d da! I too am a bit bad with blogging and do a lot more ibstagraming...easier for a new mom :) hugs!!

Faye said...

Yeah! welcome back!!!!!! Love your pretty goodies......

Margaret said...

Fantastic framing/stitching! Love those ornaments -- and the cupboard! Lucky you! Glad to see a post from you!

Isadarena said...

Hello terry, I'm so glad to hear from you....all your post is just wonderful with so many goodies :) Thank for beeing with us again :)
wishing you a nice week-end,
Isa

Vickie said...

I had to look twice to believe it was really you! Hooray! I have some of those exact Christmas ornaments. Stick around. We miss you.♥

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Welcome back, and wow, look at all these comments! You have been missed!
Love those shiny Christmas tree baubles and the amazing display cabinet.
By the way, why do Americans say someone "could care less" about something when we Brits say they "couldn't care less"? I have noticed this in a couple of places!

Alice said...

I have missed you! But your posts never disappoint. Beautiful stitching, great finds! Love the ornaments, they look hand painted. These days though we aren't decorating much at Christmas because we adopted two kittens last year. It will be a while before I risk my old ornaments!
Hope to see another post soon.

Anonymous said...

So glad you are back, I too missed your blog posts!

lynda said...

It's so good to see you back blogging...I see your photos, on Facebook, etc, but have missed reading your blog posts. Love that sampler!

Tammy said...

Your stitching is amazing, as usual. You HAVE been busy stitching! More than I can say, lol. I think my favorite is the Noah's Ark piece-I agree with you about the frame-it's perfect!

Anna Zont said...

First, welcome back!
Gorgeous Sampler and fantastic red frame!

mainelystitching said...

It's GREAT to see you again!!

Sharon said...

Love your framed finishes and your vintage ornaments! I don't blog very much myself...have the occasional idea rolling about in my head. I just feel I never have anything interesting to say! You on the on other hand have some pure awesomeness to blog about! 😉