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Thursday, August 19, 2010


Hello, everyone!!!  Hope all's well!!!  Wanted to drop in to say hello and...

Can you believe as of now I have completed 23 shirts?!!!  So far only had 1 other problem with the threads burring under the plate and now I have only 9 more to go!!!  I'm feeling much more confident that they'll be done waaaay before Saturday evening (so is my son); actually I'm hoping, and praying, to finish them tonight!!!  Please keep your fingers crossed for me.

Does it seem like I'm in a hurry?  Yes, I am!!!  Why?  First of all, as of right now I don't care if I ever embroider anything again in my life -- this is becoming monotonous and I'm sick of it!!!  LOL!!!  Second, since my darling son had me digging through boxes for the threads to begin this "project" I remembered I had some old things in shoeboxes at the bottom of several material boxes, so I decided to dig down in the boxes to find them.  (Yes, I keep materials and threads, and other miscellaneous sewing supplies in large boxes and store them in the basement storage room because I don't have anywhere else to put them!  I kind of went crazy buying a whole bunch of stuff when I got my first machine)  Anyway, here are just a few of the treasures I managed to find as a result of my search:

Here are a few closer views:

And there's more, all kinds of stuff!!!  Because I haven't did any sewing since last year, I just didn't think about this stuff and when I did run across it my mind was just too occupied to think "CRAFTING"!  I think finding this stash is the only thing I appreciate about my son asking me to do this "project" -- LOL!!! --    because instead of using it for sewing projects, I definitely see crafting projects!!!  My mind is absolutely spinning and I'm so excited I can hardly wait to get started.  I have all these wonderful ideas working in my head just looking at these.

Most of this I didn't buy, of course.  I was stuff that belonged to my grandmother who was an excellent seamtress, and all this would have been tossed had it not been for the fact I did like to do some sewing and thought I could use this stuff, but like I said I really didn't see it to give it any thought at the time as craft materials --- where in the world was my head?!!!  As soon as I pulled this stuff out, bells started going off in my head!  If my mom had tossed this stuff then, I probably wouldn't have missed it as I probably wouldn't have thought about it anymore; but I'm so glad now I kept what my mother referred to as junk!!!  (Nope, my mom didn't sew and she wasn't crafty.)  Ahhhh, well this "junk" sure looks like sweet treasures to me right now!

Stay tuned to see what these will become!!!  I don't even know yet and I can't wait!  And, I've got to search for the rest!!!

P.S. I think this will be one of those nights I won't get a wink of sleep -- LOL!!!

I'll be seeing you!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with!!! There is some gorgeous stuff to work with for sure. TFS

Dawn said...

That looks like some great stuff, I can feel myself sweating just looking at it all. I am like you and have things people would have tossed, most of all buttons, lace, antique supplies. I treasure and have been hoarding...I must stop doing that.
looking forward to see what you create.
Glad to hear you are almost done with the embroidery, wheww!

flowerdisco said...

I would love to dive into your stuff, hehehe

Cher~ said...

I can't wait to see what you do with these. I adore the cameos. :-)

- - Sheryl - - said...

Love the buttons. It's like a treasure find!!!! Good job on the shirts! almost there... Then you deserve to treat yourself, better yet - your son should! LOL
Fairy hugs to you,

Rose said...

Way to go on the shirt progress girl :)

looks like a ton of FUN stuff you found, can't wait to see what you do with it all :)

MsJay said...

I can see why the bells and whistles were going off. Your grandmother had great taste. You have enough goodies there to make a few vintage mini journals for a while. And you can make a few charms too. Now you have me thinking crafty. LOL! Have a great time crafting.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You must really be sewing non-stop. I am so glad it's going fast for you. AND what an awesome stash you found.. those are just absolutely gorgeous, I can't wait to see what you do with it all. And I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you following me on my 356 journey, I am always excited when I see you have left a comment, because I really feel that what you write comes from your heart, you are such a special lady. HUGS from Ukiah

RobinJ said...

Hey Audrey!
I don't know the backstory about your son and the shirts, but I can't wait to see what your crafty mind comes up with for your newly-old finds from your grandmother!
Hugs, RobinJ

Michelle said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with! I love treasures like that!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

you are so cute! Love how you let us know about all your treasured finds and goodies. Hope you finish those shirts soon! Have a blessed and happy weekend!

Jean said...

Looks like some neat stuff! Can't wait to see what you make!

Debbie said...

You hit the jackpot! Those would be great for a card of layout! Lucky you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ladybug said...

What an awesome find. I can just imagine the gorgeous projects you'll be doing w/ these!!:-)