Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday ~ and payday. Life is good :)
I started What Nots, a Woolley Fox pattern, at the Heavens to Betsy retreat at Shaker Village back in July of '12. I have finally decided it's time to finish it.
The only thing left to do is add my border. I am going to hook one row using the wool below and then an additional three rows of black. But before I can start on that, I need to finish (well actually start) a gift - or three :)
Last Saturday when I went in search of vintage flatware, I stumbled upon an estate sale. It was a huge Victorian house full of antiques - all very Victorian which is not my style - and most very pricey. This is one of my purchases. (I also bought a soapstone bedwarmer and some clothespins.) I'm not sure what kind of record it is. I think it may be Dutch. The cursive, though I can not read it, is true penmanship. The frame is beautiful It is dated 9-4-1878, New Castle, PA. DSO has a friend originally from Holland and I will see if he can translate if indeed it is Dutch.
This antique sampler also made its way home with me. It is small, only about 8 1/2" x 9". Not signed or dated, but was guestimated to be early 19th century. I'm not wild about the frame . . .
. . . but is has been in this frame for quite some time.
I want to go pull a few loops, and if I don't off this machine, it is not going to happen. Oh, how this thing sucks me in ~ and I still don't peruse pinterest.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
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