I have been looking through my fabrics and trims and laces to
see what different things I have to work with for the bulletin board for church.
These are some laces I purchased at an antique store in my area, Washington State, that has many booths.
One particular booth is full of fabrics and notions and looks like a lovely old fabric store.
I think these will be beautiful on the bulletin board in addition to what I have!
The really wonderful item also in this picture is a vintage french roller stamp
used to mark fabric for embroidery. I purchased it from Liz's Etsy shop, La Croix Rosion.
She also has a gorgeous blog, Lululiz in Lalaland. It is she who got me blogging. I have some more things to show you that I bought from her. I love the items she finds a brocantes and boot fairs in France when she is there at their cottage
in the countryside of France.
in the countryside of France.
They are always so unique and gorgeous...I wondered how they used to mark fabrics for embroidery! I am sure there are many ways, but I can use this myself!!!
Don't these stamp patterns look beautiful? I am excited to mark some fabric and see what I can do with embroidery! So many plans.....
I wonder if there
I wonder if there
is a washable ink pad that I can purchase. . .
I'll have to look for that. The balls of yarn I also found at the "Old Fabric Store" and will use them on SOMETHING as a crotcheted edging.
My friend has some Mexican Embroidered towels she uses to keep her tortillas warm in. They have the same type of yarn used to make the edging on them. I have one of those towels that needs to be finished and I think I will try this yarn! The fancy ecru lace beneath is a sleeve off of a vintage dress, and it is so pretty. And I have TWO sleeves, one for each side of the bulletin board!
I love this lace collar...it will be pretty as a topper to one side of the bulletin board. I think I will look for something similar for the other
side of the bulletin board. This ceramic piece is supposed to be a garbage can, but I cannot stand to use it that way, it is just too pretty! I've tried and I just can't! So it has some pretty double Narcissus bulbs in it. It is a piece of a bathroom set that blends in with my dishes, American Ateleir Athena. This is the American Atelier Baroque Bathroom set my children gave me for Mother's Day one year. The story about the dishes is a doozy.... well, that LONG story IS for another post...
These are some larger pieces of lace that will cover more areas on either side of
the bulletin board,
I love the details and the open weave
on each of these pieces.
I adore this fillet crochet piece that my Mom~I~L made for me, years ago. One Winter when she and my hubby's father were going to Arizona, she asked if there was anything she could make for me....I will have to show you all she made for me that winter in the way of crochet and hardanger embroidery. I gave her patterns to CHOOSE from. She did them all!!! She does even and gorgeous work and I simply love each thing she has made me. She is a very talented woman, like my own Mother. And she treats her Daughter's in Law like her own daughters. I have kept it on the back of this chair for a few months. I had plans to put it on the back of a chair but that plan for a chair to sit in to cross stitch, in my sewing room, never materialized. I'd rather be where family is and stitch. So, it has traveled to my bedroom and guest room, I have been nervous about it being unprotected on the back of a chair. I have considered framing it and I may still do that. The fabric behind it now is a section of curtains that Mom made for her homestead on the farm, and that seems an appropriate backing for it in a frame, don't you think?
I love the crocheted image of a woman knitting with that lovely frame
around the image. I am SURE I would mess a pattern like this up.
And at the time I did not knit very well, but thanks to my Mom~I~L's help,
I knit better now.
This lovely cream wing back chair, with "peachypink" flowers with sage green leaves,
I inherited, from Daughter*2's Mother~in~law's Mother. I have been
thrilled that our Daughter*2 married into a family I have
known and loved for most of my lifetime, and that is another post for another day!
I post about so many things in one post, but that is because
I am sentimental about EVERYTHING!!!!!
I thought I'd better tell you that....
(like you didn't already notice it!! **rolling eyes at self**)
Will be sharing at Blissful Whites Wednesday
THANK YOU, BECKY!
Pearls and Lace Thursday
at Faith, Grace, and Crafts
THANK YOU, DONI!
And again at
Our Beautiful World
Thanks for the Photo linky party! This will be fun!
Go see the beautiful photos taken from all over the world!
Hearts and hugs to you,