Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thrifty Thursday

One might think horrid dental pain would sideline the Thrifty Thursday post this week. Au contraire. I planned ahead! On the WAY to the dentist I stopped off for my one and only thrift outing this past week!

One outing...and one treasure to share!



I had to get this regal lion. Just had to. Because he reminded me of this...



Don't you agree? They go hand in hand! Inspiration!!



And for that reason, I have cast aside Sarah Brignell, and started Faith, Hope & Honor! A new sampler start this week!



I haven't worked 40 ct in a while, but with my new progressive bifocals...no problem!! 40 ct Light Exemplar using the charted NPI silks. I am already picturing the vignette... this sampler hanging with the regal Leo lion sitting just under. Sometimes you just need a muse to pull out some stash and get busy! My muse happens to be a $2 thrift store lion!

I'm itching to get out and about again and see what fun and funky finds are waiting for me this week! You know I'll share my finds with you next week!!! Stay tuned!

*Peace!

18 comments:

Margaret said...

Oooh, fantastic! I love your thrifty find! You're so right -- perfect for that CHS piece! Oh, I so want to stitch that piece!!!!! Does it call for NPI? Or is it the second choice on the chart? Uh oh! You're inspiring me! lol!

Cari said...

Ok, I confess my first thought upon seeing the lion was "what was she thinking" LOL. But after reading your thought process on buying this interesting piece, I like it and it will go wonderfully with the CHS piece. I actually just bid on this chart before reading your post - isn't that a coincidence! Now I really hope I win.

Enjoy your day.

Cari said...

Kim you have got an eye for the fabulous!! I would have passed that lion by in a heartbeat... He'll look simply FAB with your CHS piece. Good buy girl!! Hugs and happy stitching!!

Beth said...

Your new find does go well with that pattern! I like that pattern too, I'll have to add it to my wish list. I love everything from CHS, can't wait for their Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow to come out. And I love using 40 ct. Lakeside linen, it has go to be my favorite.

Katrina said...

Love your new start and yes the lion is perfect inspiration :-).

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a very cool lion! Great find.

Nicole said...

Kim, I love this sampler! I have had it kitted for awhile now - it's definitely on my to-stitch-one-day-soon list! :) The lion is a great find - it goes perfect with it!

Catherine said...

Amazingly fantastic match! I can't wait to see it all done and displayed! Get stitchin' - we all want to see!

I do hope you are feeling okay after the dental issues - I'm pretty much a dentophobe myself.

Deb said...

That lion is fantastic Kim. Perfect piece to go with the sampler. You really find some great thrifty things. I went to a couple shops this week and couldn't find a darned thing!! Anyway, I love that lion and I really love that sampler!!

Ha, my word verification is DENTILY - pretty close to dentist, don't you agree?

Siobhan said...

You crack me up, Kim. Good advance planning. ;) I love that CHS piece--I have it in my stash. I love the inspiration to get started on it!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Kim,
What a grand inspiration! Can't wait to see the vignette - and I'm sure other things will pop up to be included.

Michelle said...

Love that little lion, what an inspiration. There's another piece he reminds me of, Sonne Spot maybe? Anyway, great new start, I love the colors. He will be perfect with it!

Littlebit said...

OH, wow, Kim! what a wonderful piece to go with that sampler! But you better watch your DH..he'll be replacing it with that rabbit he got! :-)

JOLENE said...

I love the thrill of the hunt and the inner "squeals of delight" when I find a treasure. Your lion is a wonderful conversation piece to compliment your new sampler. YGG!!! Great score!!

Paulette said...

Oooooh, you dirty rat!!! You were holding out on me.... LOL Love it! I've always thought that was a fabulous sampler, and well, that $2 lion coulnd't be a more perfect companion!

Paulette

Stitcher said...

I totally agree, a perfect pair, can't wait to see them together.

KsMaryLou said...

You couldn't have found a more perfect treasure to go with the sampler if you had been on a mission to do so. How come all I ever see in thrift shops is junk and you come home with treasures?

Tanya said...

I think your lion is delightful. He is the perfect choice and inspiration for the CHS design. I can't wait to see more.