Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Home Again

La. I've been sitting here uploading photos to the desktop and trying to catch up on my blog reading. I really should keep this short and go run the errands now, before it gets any hotter. We saw temps of 106 in NJ on our way to Virginia yesterday. It was 97 when we pulled in at home. Anyone for a chorus of "It's Too Darn Hot?" I'll sing it, but I'm not tap dancing today.

Instead of recapping our last few days and hours in NH - I'll post a few photos of some things I found antiquing with my sister.

I wonder if this was a published pattern or if some clever person didn't just figure out how to knit an owl. There were two more of these in dark olive green. Most likely a product of the 60s/70s. Also two strands of yellow buttons that I picked up on a whim. I have no idea for them. They just yelled at me to bring them home.

A rescue job. The work on this piece of hardanger is gorgeous. It has a couple of loose threads on the back, at least that's the side I'm calling the back. Someone did exquisite work and it deserved to be freed from a box of miscellaneous junk.

This pattern is called "needlepoint" on the back. Made in the USA. Cost me a whopping $3. Finding pieces of china/pottery with needlework motifs on them is my way of incorporating stitching into my kitchen. I won't be eating off of this. For display purposes only. Now where did I put those plate hangers that I bought last year?


Anna van Schurman said...

Cute plate!

Lisa said...

Looks like you made wonderful finds antiquing with your sister. I love the Hardanger piece it is gorgeous! Can you image all the work that went into the cutting and the weaving of the bars. Yikes! I have done several hardanger project - but nothing that ambitious! Good job rescuing it!
Take care and hope it cools down on the east coast soon for you all. Wish I could send you some of the cooling fog we are having over here.