Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Yesterday's Thrift Store Find

It is so good to be home at last!  I had four months away working at the campground, followed by a weekend conference in Saskatoon, then three weeks of house/babysitting, a weekend conference in Ottawa and a week visiting the in-laws in Quebec, then finally two weeks worth of  house/babysitting again.  I am home now at last as of Sunday night and catching up!  lol  One of the first things I did was visit my favourite local thrift store where I discovered this hardanger bellpull hidden away and unappreciated.

Isn't it lovely?  If you have ever attempted hardanger you will know that this was not an afternoon's work for someone.  It was a labour of love and deserves to be appreciated, not hung on the back of a pillar in the thrift store where I found it and purchased it for fifty cents!  The bell pull hardware itself is work about $20.00!
As for the hardanger itself, as much as I love it in its present form, I have enough of my own work hanging on the walls here without adding someone else's.  So, I am deciding what to do with it.  I see two possibilities because of it's size and shape.  It could easily be made into a clutch purse for evenings, or perhaps a little art quilt for AAQI?
Whichever I decide, this made my day!  Fifty cents!!

PS - If you embroider, you want to see the back, right?  Come on, admit it.  If I wasn't looking, you would turn it over and check it out!  lol  So, just so you can see what a lovely stitching this actually is, here is the back view...

4 comments:

gocrazywithme said...

I love finding stuff like that! I'm sure the maker appreciates your appreciation, too!

shawkl said...

Oh, I'm so glad you rescued it! And, I know you'll find just the right use for it too.
Kathy

Barb said...

That is so beautiful.....

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Welcome back. That is a beautiful piece of stitchery! It was just waiting for you. I think we all hope our labours of love will be appreciated as we move on.