"We are not cisterns made for hoarding,
we are channels made for sharing."
I have been busy putting away my stash from my vacation and decided to clean out my craft closet at the same time. I have discovered I am a cross stitch hoarder. I have enough stuff to last for, well I don't know how long. But a very very long time. If we ever get snowed in here in Southern California I will be prepared.
In my stitching travel bag is a ORT container. I don't usually save my ort's but I did on the trip. I love unique glass containers or dishes of any kind. Here is my vacation TUSAL in a fun 50 cent dish.
Along the way I found this white frame ( I fell in love with the pink ribbon) for a dollar. I thought I could mount something in this 50 cent tray. I am always looking for a square frame and who could pass up it for 50 cents.
I found a small needlework shop that was ran by a much older couple from Poland. It was the most unorganized place you have ever seen. The woman followed you around the small shop asking what are you looking for. I did get a couple of things, one was this sachet kit from her dollar basket. It came with the fabric so I might make it into a fob or something, most likely will throw away the potpourri that came with it.
I also got two small patriotic patterns from her. (The Lizzy Kate was in the mail when I got home)
If you have been following my blog you will know I like scissors and fobs. When I saw this pattern I knew I needed it. Won't they make a cute fob (and yes I got some new scissors too).
At a thrift store I got these 3 charts for 25 cents each. I knew the alphabet one would come in handy some time. The chart on the right is patterns for the 2 glass jars I bought earlier in the trip so of course needed this too. ( Have you noticed I can pretty much justify anything)
Saw this pillow kit and thought it would be fun to make for my teacher daughter. I might put her name on it instead of September.
I love fall stuff of any kind. Couldn't resist this little pumpkin pocket.
Well now I have confessed that I am a hoarder. Aren't we all just a little bit of one?
I close with this last vacation photo. When we were out looking for garage sales we saw this hot dog stand. It just made me laugh all day. How do you with out laughing say you work there. How do you tell your friends I am owner of Neirer Nierer Weiner and not laugh while doing it.
Always keep love in your stitches,