Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hurry Up Weekend!

Hurry weekend...hurry and get here! I've got lots of sewing to do!

I need to get this quilt put together because LOOK what arrived and is waiting....

Lately Arrived from Barbara Brackman! YUM! I can't hoard it all, so if you're interested, I'm sharing some here.

Of course there's knitting to be done as well! And tonight...I'm great anticipation of the weekend!

What are you looking forward to this weekend?


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Thrifty Thursday!

How can you go wrong with blue and white?

My $3 find this week. Unmarked and undamaged, I'm sure I can find a place for this!

Do you collect blue and white?


Monday, September 26, 2011

Tis The Season!

Thanks so much for the comments on my walnut pedestal bowl re-do!

I've warmed the space up a bit more with a little quilt.

Even though I've started a little autumnal decoration, the geraniums are blooming like we're in the midst of summer!

This week we're in for lovely weather...70s...even perhaps seeing 80, which isn't the 'norm' for South Dakota this late in September, but we'll take it!

The stitching tells the true tale of the impending season...

but the pumpkin people are at least smiling. I'm hopeful we'll be smiling, too...with none of that 's' word until sometime in November!

And oh....HOW 'BOUT THEM COWBOYS!! Wooohooo! Great game tonight! I didn't get as much stitching in as I had hoped because I kept tossing it aside to scream at the TV and to cheer and to scream and to pump my get the idea! Tis the season!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday Playing w/Paint

We're having wonderful weather here in South Dakota! This morning I decided to play with some paint and tackle a revamp project!

This is one of those things I picked up on a G'Willy jaunt with an idea in mind!

The shape reminded me of a spider web and I immediately envisioned it black....and part of the seasonal decor in the fall! It's solid walnut.

I rubbed some BriWax on the edges and in other spots.
Then I grabbed the flat black spray paint.

Once it was coated and dried.....I began to rub....

and rub...and rub....all along the edges where the BriWax was applied.
It gave it a nice light distressing!

I sealed it with some satin poly and walaaah!

I pulled out a bag of pumpkin pod things I've had stored and decided to bring my big giant hurricane (also compliments of a G'Willy trip) into the season.

I also let some of my Tom Clark gnomes come out to play...

mischievous little fellas!

Happy Sunday!


Friday, September 23, 2011

Thrifty Thursday on Friday!

Did you think I forgot?? Again?? Nah....I wouldn't do that! Truth is last week I didn't even go thrifting so had nothing to share with you! And then this week I've been fighting a cold so didn't feel like doing much of anything yesterday, let alone update my blog. Bad me! is a new day and it's Thrifty Thursday On Friday!!

I made one stop this week and home came these lovely plates.

They'll look lovely on my blue/white plate wall. Already had the plate hangers on them and I just loved them! No markings so I'm not sure of the pattern or maker.

And always pottery....

always. Do you see that? Another candlestick! I left another one at the G'Willy' was 80s blue...which just brings up bad memories of wooden geese with hearts and bows and blue and mauve and I just couldn't go back there! See! I really CAN show restraint!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Size Matters!

Needle size, that is! Wow what a difference needle size and yarn weight makes!

Team Spirit Sport weight......size 4 (or were they size 3? I can't remember) needles...

and just a few sit-downs and the Cowboys socks are moving right along!

Going much faster than the last pair! Now if only I wouldn't get sidetracked with quilting. and stitching. and cooking. and. and. and.

Happy Wednesday!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Back InThe Saddle

Wow! Where did I go?? A week squandered! No Thrifty Thursday....No posts...nada...nothing...zilch.

But I salvaged the weekend!

I had some Bernina issues but it's back in the quilt den and I took my place back in the saddle!

All the blocks are pieced and pressed! Now to just assemble!

And this evening I took care of another piece of produce...

two Pumpkin Heads complete! Dare I say this one may be complete PRIOR to the season it celebrates?

Also back in the saddle....Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys with their impressive OT win today! Wooohooo!!

We're back......we're back in the saddle again! At least for this weekend!


Monday, September 12, 2011

Daily Dose of Fiber

I've been getting my daily dose of fiber!

I've been slowly knitting on the Hypoteneuse Scarf from Anne Hanson aka Knitspot...and loving every minute of it! The pattern is great...and yarn...oh my...the yarn. Scrumptious BUGGA! in the Lubber Grasshopper extinct. I'm kicking myself for not getting more of this color!

One pumpkin head is done...

this is moving along nicely! I could have a finish in the next couple weeks!

And last kick off Cowboys football, I cast on a new pair of socks...

in the colors of the 'boys. Now if they can just put that collapse behind them and kick some arse the rest of the season....all will be right with the world! ;o)

Are you getting your daily dose of fiber?


Thursday, September 08, 2011

Thrifty Thursday!

Last weekend we hit up two flea markets in the Spirit Lake/Okoboji Iowa area. It was the perfect day for flea marketing! We ran into my pal, Twyla, and just had an all around lovely day!

Although it was fun, a lot of the dealers knew what treasures they had and so there wasn't a lot of deals to be had. But I did manage to find a few!

I've got a little collection of wooden mashers happening in the kitchen, so was happy to bring home a couple more! I also scored that little pottery honey pot for a buck-fifty! know...I collect pottery honey pots. Sssshhhh....I know, I know! And speaking of collecting, do you see that lovely little Purinton Apple slip ware pitcher! My friend, Kathie, has quite the collection of this colorful ware, and I wouldn't help myself when I saw that cute little pitcher! A new collection perhaps!

I picked up these old spools and bobbins...

and they've taken their rightful place in a big ol' antique basket in the quilt den.

And remember when I posted the "I-Am-Not-A-Hoarder-So-Take-My-White-Creamers-Pitchers-Please" post? Well...the creamers DID sell, but I did keep one little ironstone creamer for myself that I couldn't bear to part with. and LOOK!

I found a big sister milk pitcher to keep my vintage ironstone creamer company! Lest you think I'm off my rocker, and am just restocking the white pitchers, be assured I only intend to amass a few very nice vintage ironstone pitchers....not just any ol' white or off-white creamer that comes along gets to come home. Because, you know...I am not a hoarder! ;o)

Speaking of not being a hoarder, I'll be replenishing the Etsy shop in the next week or so with found treasure! I promise not to take this blog to an infomercial status, but will let you know when things have been stocked! Etsy is cheaper than opening my own vintage/antique shop/booth! So we'll go with it for now!

As always, thanks for stopping by! Happy Thursday and Happy Thrifting!


Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Who Will Be Quilting?

Thanks for all of your comments and entries! The winner is #12!

Deborah said:

I would love a chance to win this quilt top. I love purple and green together.

Well, won! Please email me at kwiltykim at hotmail dot com and give me your mailing address! Happy Quilting!

Stay tuned tomorrow for a Thrifty Thursday post with my 'finds' from the weekend flea markets!


Sunday, September 04, 2011

The Weekend So Far....and a Giveaway!

There was a flea market...

or two.

A carousel ride.

A car show.

Socks were finished.

Fabric was organized...

ahem....somewhat. We won't delve into this topic right now.

But...due to the time spent in the quilt den rearranging and straightening up, I've got a giveaway!

A quilt top and backing! The top measures approx 56 x 64 and was pieced with lovely Moda Bella Solids. You may remember when I pieced this last year or so. It's just alternating blocks of periwinkle and green, with a mod 70s style backing fabric! Ready for you to quilt!

I am seriously over-run with quilt tops waiting to be quilted, and like I said, we're not going to discuss the fabric stash. So this one can be yours!

If you're interested in bringing this quilt top and backing home (would make a great table topper or lap quilt!), just leave a comment! Please make sure you have your email enabled in your post, or leave a way for me to get in touch with you! I'll draw a winner on Wednesday, September 7th!

I hope your weekend has been full of fun so far!