Monday, July 25, 2011

Catching Up

Hi all.  I am almost done with the zipper tutorial; will probably post that tomorrow later in the day.  In the meantime, I have a few things to share. Sort of like Show & Tell, LOL.

Now that Bruce is officially retired, he is not only cleaning up his laBORatory, but also beginning some of the “honey-do” projects that we’ve had around for awhile.  One of them is putting up new house numbers by our mailbox to replace the almost 50-year-old tarnished ones that have been there from Day One.  These are hand painted Mexican ceramic tiles, set in a wrought iron frame.  The numbers are out of sequence, which I would rather show than when they are actually up and in the right sequence.  :-)

The above picture I saw on one of my favorite blogs, Empress of Dirt. Just had to pass it on so you could enjoy, too!

And finally, this is one of the cool things that I found at an estate sale this weekend.  It’s a finished needlepoint picture, in pristine condition.  I love the colors, the arrangement, everything.  It measures about 16x20”.  I would really like to do some sort of CQ-ed frame for it.  It would have to be simple, so as not to compete with the picture.  Right now it’s up on my design board so we can “talk” to each other. There are a few other projects that need doing first, so this one can percolate for awhile.   Oh, and I only paid $3.00 for it....

Tomorrow: The Zipper Flower Tutorial (if I have any energy after tending DGD London all day, LOL). I’ll be showing you three variations on making flowers with zippers - for your crazy quilting, collages, or to decorate headbands, handbags, etc.

Talk to you then!  Hugs,

Cathy maroon


  1. I know you didn't ask for my opinion but you know I always have one... I would do a crazy quilt border for that needlepoint with all black fancies with jewel tone seams.... GREAT BUY and love the numbers... Ger

  2. Love the numbers! And the picture is lovely too, really, such great colours and it's popping up so nicely on the black. I'll be waiting to see what kind of frame you will choose for it!

  3. That's a lovely needlepoint, and what a find! Looking forward to the tutes Hugs

  4. What a great buy Cathy. I also see a black border with the seams embroidered in the colors of the
    needlepoint. Looking forward to what you do with it! Hugs from Holland, WILMA


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