Monday, February 22, 2010
"Two Hundred Pretty Things for a 200th Post"
On February 23, 2008, I began this blog, not really knowing what I was doing. I still don't know enough, but here I am with 200 posts 'under my belt.' Who knew? I've been very busy lately and have wondered what to do for my 200th post, with no really great ideas forthcoming. I'm going to my quilt quild's AWOL (Arkansas Women on the Loose) Retreat this Friday, so my mind is working hard to figure out what all to take out there for three days of uninterrupted sewing bliss...well, except for the crazy laughter, general acting silly, fabric and embellishment sharing, etc. This has left me unable to concentrate on something worthy of a special post....so PRETTY sounded good to me.
I bought this white basket in the garden department at Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago and thought it would look delicious filled with all kinds of fabrics, laces, trims, etc. There are many different items stuffed into this basket...all just screaming out for a crazy quilt! Or luscious embroidery...or beading! On the back of the basket, I clipped a rose pin....and to me, it looks gorgeous all by itself.
There is a flea market jewelry box filled with white and clear beads, buttons and trims.....I haven't counted all this, but surely it adds up to at least two hundred different pretty pieces.
Look at that pretty tin...it's filled with white and champagne colored pearls. There's some rhinestone pins, silk ribbons, dmc floss, and a little white embroidered bag. So pretty, all.
One of my favorite things of late, is a vintage 1897 calendar I purchased at the estate sale I told you about before the holidays. Every page is like the one pictured here....each month quite beautiful, but very fragile....isn't it gorgeous? All the pages had been tied at the top, but the ribbon has just fallen to pieces, so they are not attached to each other. Then, there is also two pages in the back of the jewelry box that came from some kind of little book..so sweet!
These treasures seem to say 'celebrate' to me....and make a lovely 200th post, don't you think?
I'm off to the retreat in a few days....so I probably won't post again until Tuesday of next week. Who knows, maybe I'll have something really neat to show you at that time, so take care out there and I'm looking forward to 200 more posts and visiting with you! I'll 'see' you soon. pat