thimbles hold a special place in my heart!
I think I can hear all of you who do some type of needle work, saying the same thing..........
I collect old brass ones and have recently been collecting porcelain ones because friend and family have been giving them to me, collected from their travels!
Do you collect thimbles on any of your trips?
I love them all and have been keeping them in a box ..............but I really want to be able to see them in my embroidery studio..................
I have a few wooden cola cases, in which I have placed old soda bottles on my front porch..............
my miniature perfume bottle collection................
and whimsical barn creatures and what nots.............
I now have one for my thimble collection! (as you can see, I still have spaces for more thimbles!)
I love the way it looks with my vintage teacup pincushion and basket of wooden thread spools.
In one corner I also placed my small sewing notions...........
As some of you remember, I cross stitched this piece to re-do the back of an old chair that I had fallen in love with.................
Last week a group of my friends and I gathered together and Becky, showed us all that she was an artist. She painted this from a photo of the chair I had emailed to her and gave it to me!!!
Can you imagine how lucky and blessed I feel?? Thank you Becky!
I love it! Didn't she do such an amazing job? Of course it is hanging in my studio!
Do any of you like Brussels Sprouts.........or have you had them fixed boiled and do not like them?
My garden patch of these are now ready for harvest and I found a wonderful way to prepare them that is so tasty! They are pan roasted............if you would like the simple recipe, hop over to my farm blog.......(click onto link) Eggs In My Pocket
With the recent cool front and rain we have been getting, I have been going through my cookbooks in search of soups..........something different than what I usually make, and decided to try this........
It was so wonderful!
It is creamy and hearty...........perfect to warm up with after being outside on a chilly walk.
If you would like this recipe, click onto this link to visit my cooking blog
As you can guess from all of this, I am in the middle of a stitching project and do not have much to show as of yet.
I want to start stitching some items as gifts for the coming holidays and for friends and family that are coming this way to stop in for a visit.
How about you?
Is the weather cooling where you are and are you getting into the mood to start holiday baking, sewing and decorating?
What kinds of collections do you have and how do you display them?
I would love to hear!