Friday, July 1, 2011

End Of A Journey

"There is nothing like staying
at home for real comfort."
Jane Austin

I really enjoyed my travels but after 4166 miles there really is no place like home. I mentioned that in Fargo I had only 20 minutes to shop in the Nordic Needle before it closed, well this is how much damage I can do in such a short time.

I like to do Mill Hill kits but I find the frames are too expensive. These two were only $5.00 each. The two pendants kits come with the pendants lets see if I can make them since they are so small. I thought at $7.00 each that wasn't too bad. And yes if you follow my blog you will see I have 2 new pairs of scissors. What can I say I have an addiction.

I did manage to go to one thrift store. I thought this chart might make some cute little scissor fobs.


I love little dishes so I could not pass up the blue one. If you are saying you showed the one in the back already, no I didn't it was one just like it. I now have two. I don't know why but I just needed it.

I also got a fun trip to the Hobby Lobby. I am afraid to say but all small scissors were 40% off. I won't even show you how many of those I got. I do like to give scissors and a fob as a gift and I knew they would come in handy. I also found this fun fat rick rack 50% off. I could not decide on what colors to get especially since I didn't know what I use them for but for $1.49 a spool I knew I needed three.


This is my finish piece that is one thread off. We stopped for lunch in Casper, Wyoming and a quilt shop was across the street so I took my piece in to match some material. I think I am going to make it into some kind of tote bag.
I left off the part about Mrs Ross and Penn. and changed the coloring of the lettering.

The last day of the trip I make this piece in the car. Yes I even did the bead work, and no I didn't spill any.




It was a wonderful trip and I am glad to be home. I will close with my little corn cob baby I made at the Laura Ingalls Homestead. Is this a face only a mom could love.





Always keep love in your stitches,
Teresa

9 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Love your latest finish. Great new stash. I think you deserve it after travelling 4166 miles.

pam said...

Love you trifty dishes.I really don't know how you travelled so far so fast and still managed to shop! Who is the last chart? too cute

Carol said...

I'm with you Teresa--there's no place like home! You certainly got some great things on your long, long journey though--well worth the trip, I'd say.

Your finishes are so pretty--I can't stitch in the car and am so envious of those of you who can. And you even beaded in the car--now that's truly impressive :)

Silverlotus said...

I'm impressed! Beading in the car. Amazing.

I love all your purchases. It's amazing how much you can get in 20 minutes. ;) And what a great deal on the frames.

Denise said...

That is a lot of miles but you've stash to show for it! And pretty good prices.

You have a scissor problem...want to show us?

Do tell - corn cob baby - it is adorable. Who knew?

Tricia said...

It looks like you have all sorts of fun things to remember your trip by! I think my favorite is the green scissors. :) Your stitching is beautiful. I can't believe you didn't spill any of those beads in the car. Good job!!

Catherine said...

What a trip!! Love all your goodies. I don't think I could stitch in the car - lucky you!!

Nancy said...

Traveling is fun, but you are right, there is no place like home! Love your finishes...the first will make a lovely tote bag! Nice stash from Nordic...love those scissors!

Mouse said...

ooo nice stash hall .. and new scissors you can never have too many :) love the finished stitching too :) looks lovely :) take care and happy stitching :0 love mouse xxx