"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Monday, March 03, 2008

Little treasures found in an op shop.

As most of the regular readers of this blog know, my collection is mostly vintage/antique/old - or whatever else you want to call it. Most of the contemporary work I have, has been done for me as gifts from stitching friends, as well as my own completed projects. However, now and again I see something in an opshop that I just can't bear to leave there, such as these charming little cross stitched pictures. Unframed, beautifully stitched; why on earth would anyone throw these out??? And to end up in a second hand shop for 70 cents or a dollar, after all that work... whoever stitched them will probably never know that they now have a permanent home with someone who treasures them!


stitching aussie style said...

I am so pleased that there are people like you in the world who treasure such beauties as these. All deserved to be cherished and loved and you make sure they are. Your doiley in the previous post is just beautiful. Congrats on a well deserved finish.

Maggie Ann said...

Oh my, those are gorgeous! Makes me want to get my cross-stitch out of the closet!

Chelle said...

I do the same things - rescue little bits of unloved stitching from resale shops. Have you noticed they are usually overflowing out of a box that is on the floor under a table? That's the way it usually is here - they are so unloved! :o)