Monday, February 20, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
We just finished framing this one for our friend Norma. She does incredible work. This is called counted needlepoint. It is stitched from a graph like cross stitch onto unprinted canvas. It uses a lot of different stitches, creating beautiful dimension and intricate patterns. This is embellished with beads and metallic threads. Beautiful job Norma!
Monday, February 13, 2012
It is so much fun to change things for the holiday. Next up.....St. Patrick's day. There are some great designs available.This is a great pot o'gold!
Remember our work in progress? Well, we have added to our department.... The books have now taken over a book rack and we have added a few more threads. This new line is called Lizbet and we have just started with an assortment of 20 and 40 weight. We will be adding to the line and adding even more sizes!We hope that you will enjoy this beautiful thread department in the shop.
The perfect Valentine frog. Isn't she pretty! A tiny one that has holes on the small side. This size would be perfect for laying tools and a pair or two of scissors.What a great color, I just couldn't resist!My wonderful Aunt sent me this beautiful dish. It is heavy glass, and cut beautifully. One of our largest ones yet....
Friday, February 3, 2012
I will try to keep you up to date with the frog cabinet. I have to say, they sell faster than I can post pictures. These are 3 of the most recent. The cabinet has been bare for a week now! This first one is a Fenton blue opalescent footed bowl. The pattern is called shell and wild rose and was produced around 1890 to 1920. The bowl is made from a mold, but the inverted hearts around the edge are hand formed by the artist. Cool huh! This little beauty is a viking flowerlite flower frog bowl. It was created as a flower frog... And everyone likes the green glass. This is the perfect time of the year for green. You can set it out with your shamrock plant! I love the size of this little frog....