November 19, 2010

My First Hook In!

Today I went to my first hookin. I had a blast. I have seen the pictures of other hook ins and have always been so envious of the ladies that can go to these. Now I know what it is like. I am so thankful to Alice for sharing it on her blog and then being so nice to allow me to join in the fun.
The ladies were so nice and welcomed this newbee so graciously. I was pretty nervous. When I got home I decided to felt some more wool. This is some of the latest thrift store finds. The rest are still in the washer and the dryer. They look so much better in person.

I sometimes buy jackets if I like the colors. They are more work and there is alot of waste. The back has interfacing on it so it isn't any good for hooking. I was getting a pretty nice stack. The intention was to make a tree skirt with the pieces of wool with the interfacing on it. This is my first attempt. I cut the squares 3". It is a little tree. I think it turned out cute. I was glad I got alittle bit of sewing in since it is Friday night Sew in. Did you get any sewing done tonight? I would love to see what you did.
I hope you had as nice of a day as I had. Thanks again Alice. You made my day....maybe it will last all next week. lol....

November 18, 2010

Sorry for the crappy picture. This is my first attempt at making a cloth acorn. I wish I could remember the site that I got the idea from. I thought I saved it in my favs. but when I tried to find it to refresh my memory....I couldn't find it. I thought it was such a cute idea. She made hers out of cotton where I made mine out of wool. I think it would be easier without the bulk of the wool. This picture is before I hot glued the cap on. I will be able to get the cap smoshed on better when I glue it. However, I don't think I will be making them for the napkins. I just have too many other things to get done. I thought it would be fun to make wire napkin you can see I decided that I would just use a wool strip and attach a little gourd or two. I think it will be fine.
I got out of bed cuz I wasn't sleepy and thought I would come down and work with the wool I found...Instead I spent more time looking at other sites. I think there is some kind of magnet in this computer or something. Oh well off to work on the wool. Have a good nite/day.

November 17, 2010

Some Thanksgiving Preparations

Well.....There has been a change in plans. Don't you love change?.... I was planning on making placemats for under my new cream plates..... The plan...take the brown material and put it in the handi -quilter and do a simple stipple pattern and then cut it into placemats. So last night in the handi -quilter it went and when I was done....I didn't like it. So...needless to say I went to bed a little discouraged. Now what....So this morning I got some of my everyday dishes out of the cupboard and used them as a charger. It helped to make the cream dishes stand out on the cream tablecloth. I had found these cute little yellow plates tuesday night at the thrift store. They were 25 cents each. woo hoo!

I only have three green and three yellow dishes from my everyday set as chargers. So now we have 3 sets like the above set and 3 like the set below.

I went to Joann Fabrics for something to make some napkins out of and couldn't come up with anything inexpensive so.... off to the other thrift store this morning. I was able to find a table cloth for 2.00. I decided to make them out of it.

Here are the six napkins and I even had enough left over for a small tablecloth to put on the dessert table. yay.

Now I am off to work on the napkin rings. I want to try to make some cloth acorns out of wool and I collected some real acorn caps to put on them. Wish me luck.

November 14, 2010

Thrift store finds

The plan---find some new plates for our thanksgiving dinner. We will need six plates. I was hoping to find some plain cream color plates and a fall type plate to sit on top. Here is what I found. What do you think. I got 4 salad/dessert type Fall plates for 2.00. I was only able to find 5 cream color plates but they were exactly what I was looking for. They were 2.50 for 5.

Since I still needed one more I went to the goodwill store and thought I would check their selection. What do you know. I found a plate the same shade the same size and the same shape for a dollar. It doesn't have the design but beggers can't be choosers. right?

The first store also had these two small bowl with the same type of design. They were .90 for both.
A few days earlier I had gone to another thrift store and found this 3 tier basket/stand thing. I just love it. It looks distressed. I love it. $3.00. By the way don't mind the mess of things all over my table. I was trying out different centerpieces and still have a mess all over.

I also found these pyrex bowls. They are in good condition. I got both for $4.00. I don't know if that was a good deal. It seemed like it was but I don't usually buy pyrex . We will see. I also liked the fern that is just behind the bowls.

I found this little welcome lite for a dollar. I plan on putting it in the window of our shed out by the pond.

Last but not least I found this canister/decanter thingy. I just love it. I plan to put my iced tea in it for thanksgiving.
Well now the only decision I have to make is what to do with the table. I have a quilt that I made into a table covering. I wish I had taken a better picture of it. You can see the table a little better in the pics above. I also have this piece of brown fabric that I found at the thrift store for a couple dollars. I need to decide if I should keep it one piece as it is now or should I make placemats. I think I would have enough to make 8. I thought I could quilt the placemats and then bind them with a fall color. I like to get the tablescape stuff done early other wise I run out of time. If I don't make up my mind I still might run out of time.
I hope you had a nice weekend. See you soon.

I just read a really sweet post on . It is at the bottom of her thankful post. I think you will like it. Have a great day. I am off to get busy doing some much needed work around this house. See ya later
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