Sunday, March 27, 2011

NICE FINDS

Hello to all my friends I know it has been a while ,but I have been real busy and I just what to tell you about my newest finds ,first of all can you believe someone through out this beautifull wood rocking chair , I had one just like it when I was living in California .  I remember rocking by first born in it and when I saw it by the trash bins as I was arriving to by shop I parked and swooped it up before someone else would.

Today is Sunday so I came to the shop and took it out and started working on stripping the old paint on it ,someone had painted it a couple of times so I have alot of work to do .
And just this morning on my way to the shop I found this real nice case I belieave it was filled with a flatware set and they through it out ,it is perfect to store my sewing stuff like  I am sure I can fill it with all sorts of things ,I think I will paint it or  decopouge it ,I am still thinking .

And a while back I found this little table with a magazine rack on the bottom ,it needs to be repaired also ,the table top needs to be attached which is easy for me to do I think of myself as bieng pretty handy with things .

The photo is not so good, I am sanding the table while in the store , it will be pretty when completed.

I haven't ever mentioned it ,but I live right by a huge mall ,just a 5 min. walk so I go there alot when we are not open on Monday and Wednesday evenings ,so when I have time I go for a walk and look around .  There is a store there called Zara Home and they have some real cute childrens bed sheets and it was the end of season sale  and I got some real nice pieces for only 1.99 per sheet ,so I got some to use for quilting since pretty prints are hard to find over here I was really pleased to get these at such a good price.
And on the quilting front I started a 1/4 circle pattern  and I picked it up and worked on it for a while,I just like to float around my projects ,and I do get bored easily so that is why I have so many ufo's.

If you read my last post I was doing some potholders and I haven't stopped really... I just can't seem to stop making them they are so much fun to do and I have given some away and making more as long as I have those batting strips in my stash ,but I think I am almost done . Well friends that is what I have been up to these last 3 weeks time goes by so fast , spring is comming and I will be going downtown to the fleamarket one of these Sundays I haven't been down since last summer can you believe it !! .  I wish all of you a nice Sunday and plenty of sewing fun in your spare time. xoxo Theodora

9 comments:

Oops-Lah said...

I had to smile when I saw the rocking chair. I too had one like that when I had my first baby and I remember those late night when we were rocking away to get her to sleep, finally. What a good idea to use the cutlery box for your sewing things. And I love your your half circle quilt project. It's going to be beautiful. Also, I'm exactly like you; I don't like to work on one project only. I'm convinced I have quilting ADD ;.... Hugs Vreni xx

sunny said...

Great finds - you are so creative! My dh has a chair like that, and he rocked his daughter and his granddaughter in it. (before me) I like to jump around from project to project, so my sewing table is always a disaster. TOday I have to clean it off to pin a quilt, and who knows what I will find in the piles! Can't wait to see what you get when you go to the flea market.

Laura said...

My, my, Theodora, you are a busy woman! I love the rocking chair...can't wait to see what you are going to do with it! I just love finding old furniture and refinishing it. Your potholders are great! Have you ever thought about opening an etsy shop? You make such nice things...I'm sure that you would do well!

Have a blessed week,
Laura

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Wow you have been busy & you ARE indeed very handy as well! You have a lot of great projects going ....& a lot of good finds too! Good luck with everything! I can't wait to see the finished products!

Teje said...

Dear Theodora, I'm happy for you to find those great furnitures! That doesn't happen often. I have found also rocking chair but I like more your model. That table is going to be wonderful!
Happy sewing and painting! Teje

Sandra Henderson said...

What a great find! You are so creative! Im happy that you are able to find such treasures. I also am a collector of stray cats, as my husband calls it. I love to take something and make it beautiful! I would much rather that than new.

Beach Vintage.com said...

Loving that rocking chair. I have one in pink!

Cyndi said...

Theodora, you find the best things in the trash! I also got a great rocking chair out of my neighbor's trash a few years ago. I couldn't believe they were throwing it away...and I swooped it up before anyone else could get to it! It's in my family room now.

Love that half circle quilt you are working on. And of course the potholders are great!

Can't wait to see what you find once you hit the flea market! :o)

XOXO,

Cyndi

katie jean said...

I love that you found such a great rocking chair, that has so many memories for you! And your little table is very nice too! You are going to have such fun refinishing them.