Monday, June 21, 2010

Working with Wool again & lovin' it.

Having a wonderful time making "Petitfore Pincushions".
The pincushion is nestled in a small tin tart cup... almost looks like a metal cupcake paper.
They're the kind of project that's fast, easy and addicting. Once I got the first one done I couldn't wait to make more. The one with the little flower basket on it is my favorite.

I have several new projects that I'm anxious to get started on. Too many great things to make and just not enough time in a day to get things done.
Isn't that the complaint of most quilter's?

Friday, June 11, 2010

My weakness - Antique Lamps.

If you stop in the shop, it's obvious that I have a weakness for lamps. My favorite however - Antique and Vintage. My Grandmother had some lovely lamps and it takes me back to a home that was warm and loving. I have several of the hand painted globe lamps like the one above, the other two are in the front windows. At night, especially in the winter when it gets dark early, the shop looks warm and inviting.

This lamp was a fantastic gift from Kim, one of our nicest customers. I'm going to hang it in my bedroom, but for now it's on my deck. My deck is one of my favorite places to unwind and the lamp gives off a warm glow and a relaxing feel. I sit there alot in the evening before I go to bed. Thank you Kim for such a lovely gift.

I found this lamp in an antique shop in St. Paul. It was in the back corner and covered with 1/4" of dust on the outside. It's one of my favorite finds. Jeff and I both like the "Hunt". We're always looking for another one to add to my collection.