Sunday, May 29, 2011


Good morning my friends , on my way to my shop this morning I came upon this little piece of furniture ,I checked it out and found that it is all solid wood and in good shape so I took it !! wouldn't you if you were me ,I plan on stripping it and staining it the same color to go with the rocking chair.

When you open the cabinet it also has a little drawer ,I found some interesting items inside.
Look at what I found some buttons a spool of thread and a needle book with an Indian on it .
I opened it and this is what is inside ,various size needles a girl can't ever have enough needles ,but I will just keep it as is , it is vintage I don't see these in the stores .  I have a collection of vintage sewing items and I will add this to my collection.  This is a short post since I haven't been able to do to much sewing I am still getting the house organized ,but soon I will have something ,I have a project that I should complete so that will be posted soon.  I wish all of you a nice Sunday and have fun sewing.  xoxo Theodora

Sunday, May 15, 2011


                            That is right Hello ! to all I have been away for a while ,I had plenty to do first of all I went to a Bonham's Greek Sale Exhibition to view the paintings on an upcoming sale which takes place in England ,but they start here in Athens ,I have been a regular at these events since we have been dealers and collectors for years.

This is the Catalog.
And this my dear friend Haroula and I sipping away Cheers !! to all ,we had a nice time, we also meet up with other artists and art collectors that we have known since we began collecting art.
And this is my art pieces that I have been doing ,how do you like them ?? I thought it would be fun to photograph them like they are pieces of art.

I felt guilty about a quilt project that I started years ago ,and so I picked it up while in the store ,but since I have started having symptoms of carpel tunnel syndrome cts I put it away for a while ,the cts that I suffer from is not only from stitching by hand it's also from the frame work that I have been doing now for the last 17 years, I have had it for about a year and I am going to have some tests done to see what is causing it other than the use of my hands.

And the most difficult task was that we moved to the upper floor in the building, it was done all in one day luckily I had some strong male relatives stop by and we moved everything up in one day . I was so tired by the end of the day my knees ached. I even went down and cleaned the apartment around midnight, in the middle of the moving I managed to sneak in a photo of my sewing area .
And oh!! that rocking chair it is almost done I just have the bottom part to do , I have it in the middle of the store now and customers ask about it and I of course tell them the whole story of stripping and what color I will use ,it will most likely be a light creamy peach color I haven't really decided yet ,but I am open to suggestions.
I wish all of you a nice Sunday ,and to have the energy ,patience and inspiration to make something pretty. xoxo Theodora