Monday, March 23, 2009

Busy Girl

Yep, I've been a very busy girl, and not much stitching has happened since Friday. First, here are a couple of pics of my four-legged visitor. His name is Zack, and he is the constant companion of the man I hang around with. Since his person is out of town, and his usual sitter is too busy to entertain him, he's here with me. This is how he loves to ride around ...



Here he is wondering why I'm trying so hard to get a good picture of him. His life is based on the belief that everyone loves him (they usually do), and he aims to please. Zack has been a very sweet visitor and a great friend on my walks. We've walked about 12 miles since I picked him up on Saturday. What a good boy.

As soon as Spring Break began at 3:30 on Friday, I headed into downtown Littleton to grab a couple of things at my LNS. Since I was there, I decided to take a little walk to an antique store that's moved in just down the street. I found some fabulous items! First is this little linen pin cushion that has Sharri's initial on it. Of course, she must have it, so it's being refurbished for her. Hopefully, I'll have a picture of it in all its glory soon.


I also found a wonderful antique linen dishtowel, which will soon be a pillow, and an old linen tablecloth that's just perfect for my little dining table. I'll show you those, too, as soon as they're ready for viewing.

My next show and tell is a sampler that was started by someone else and given to me about a year ago. I've never really looked at it closely until Saturday. When I pressed it and started looking it over, I noticed that this poor baby has been incredibly miscounted. Take a look at the top border, and you'll see a horizontal line where none should be. I'm not sure whether that was the first or the last attempt to fix whatever boo boo(s) occurred. The little cherubs are misplaced, and I'm pretty certain that I'll find a few more things that will have to be unstitched before any other stitching is begun. Maybe that's why the orginial stitcher stopped working on it. I'll keep you posted on what I decide to do with it. By the way, it's called The Grapevine Sampler by Threads of Gold. It's on 40-count linen over two threads, so it's right up my alley. We'll see.
Now I must get back to Lo How a Rose (she said excitedly). Could a finish be near? I'll check in again tomorrow.

11 comments:

dianemi said...

Let me just start by saying I love Zack! Do you see how cool he looks just hanging out at the window? Love him!! Ooooh, I really like that gorgeous linen pin cushion. Are you sure that's an 'S'? Maybe I could change my name from... never mind. :) I can't wait to see what you do with the sampler. Once you make some 'enhancements', it will be lovely. Finally, yay! Back to Lo How a Rose and you're almost done!! Go Doris, go Doris...

Patti said...

Zavk looks so very cool and collected just lounging around. Now I've made loads of mistakes in my time but never a whole extra line so good luck with your frogging and I can't wait to see How Lo A Rose. Love Patti xxx

Siobhan said...

Zack is just adorable!! What a cutie patootie! I love the sampler, and your linen pin cushion. Fun finds!

Brigitte said...

The sampler is darling and it will look terrific once you mended it a little bit. It's certainly worth fixing.
The linen pincushion is really beautiful.

Deb said...

I just love when dogs hang their heads out the window to enjoy the breeze! You found some great finds, especially that linen pin cushion! Can't wait to see your Lo!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a beautiful dog, Zack is.... is his person as handsome???? ;-)

Your finds are wonderful! I especially love the linen pin cushion - I may have to fight Diane for that one. The sampler is darling; can't wait to see what you do with that and all your other finds. What a fun day!

staci said...

Love the vintage pincushion...it looks so delicate! And your 4-legged friend sure looks like a cutie too ;)

Von said...

I hope you're enjoying your spring break - looks like you're off to a great start! Glad you have Zack to keep you company, our Fritz is always ready to accompany me on errands or help me chauffeur kids around town.

Good luck salvaging that pretty little sampler!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Fabulous sampler and linens, Doris. I used to collect antique linens for my house...it can be such fun to save them. Your grapevine sampler looks lovely. Hugs, Deb

Pam said...

Zach is so cute! Your antique finds sound great. Enjoy your springbreak, mine is over with :(

Katrina said...

What a pretty sampler! Hope dog sitting is going well too, cute dog :-). Are you ready for all the snow? I am planning on some serious stitching today and tomorrow.