Friday, May 31, 2013

A Few More Finds

Here are a couple more finds from our trip. I had two of these number stencils, but found the alphabet/number one in Brimfield. Don't ya know you have to have three for it to be a collection? Now, where to hang them.

This treasure is a housewife. Women made them for their husband's going off to battle during the Civil War so they would have all the neccessities they needed to mend their uniforms and replace buttons. The round, stuffed pincushion at the bottom rolls up into a neat roll for easy carrying. Pam Buda has several very old ones and explained the history behind it. We agreed I needed this one since I'm a July 5th baby. I love the flag and color scheme.

The quilt in the background will be arriving in August as part of our KT Stash Society series - Red Hots. Our simple layered patchwork technique makes it as easy as sewing quarter square triangles together in shades of red for a summer or Christmas addition to your home decor.  Don't forget to comment on your fav sewing collectibles for a chance to win an Eldreth Pottery pendant (see previous post). Laters, ladies.

7 comments:

  1. Enjoying seeing what you and Pam have picked up on your wonderful journey. These are some really neat finds!

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  2. What great finds. I googled Eldreth and found a cute little dish for my daughter! My fav design would be the blue one!

    On a side note, I pieced your Icicle Kisses jelly roll and have to wait until July to finish as the store won't get in bolt fabric until July!!!!

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  3. Thanks for sharing your great finds in your recent travel. One can't have too many collections! Scissors are probably my top collection followed closely by pincushions. Thanks for parting with one of your pottery pendants!

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  4. I have some antique thimbles that I collect, plus a multitude of newer ones. Thanks for the opportunity to win the pendant!

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  5. I enjoy collecting wooden spools of thread. They are typically inexpensive and I always think of the stories they could tell. I have several from my mom and can often remember what was sewn from certain colors. Mom made almost all of our clothes when we were young. Ever see three girls in matching Easter outfits? Short outfits? Christmas jumpers? Yep--my sisters and me. So happy the twister bypassed your store. Your picture is amazing.

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  6. Enjoy seeing your interesting treasures. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Thimbles and wooden spools are my favs. Carmie

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