Friday, January 14, 2011

Antiques, a cuckoo clock, and a preview.

Today was spent gallivanting around with my mom. We went shopping, which included a trip to the incredible 3 level antique store in town. We didn't buy anything...just looked. :) I made plans to purchase a huge wardrobe and a yellow dining table set when I have a house of my own.

I also decided to embrace my European obsession with a "Best of Europe" travel DVD set. And a stack of books from the library, including "My Life in France," by Julia Child, "A Walk in the Woods," by Bill Bryson, a few mysteries set in the 1920s-30s, and a children's book that I haven't read in a long time.

I checked out "Cranford" and "Return to Cranford." I've never seen either of these, so I'm pretty excited about watching them this weekend. I also thought that I was coming home with "North and South." I found it, only to realize that it was some 80s series starring Patrick Swayze, not the "North and South" I'm thinking of. Disappointment!

I bent my new year's goal and ordered some books from Amazon. I think this probably means I shouldn't buy any books next month.

I finished this little cuckoo clock from Aimee Ray's "Motif Collection" last night. I love it!

I love this little book. It has the cutest designs! And it's at an amazing price right now on Amazon.

This piece is all backstitching and satin stitching, which I'm trying to work on.

This also happens to be the neatest embroidery I've ever done. Look at the back! I tied up everything often instead of dragging my thread from one spot to another like I usually do.

And here is the project that I've been meaning to post about for days now...the one I fought with- big time. I don't have the energy to write about it now. I promise I'll post about it tomorrow! Here's a preview picture:

Until next time,


  1. The book purse looks awesome!! I love that color.
    I watched Cranford a long time ago with my mom and loved it.. I'm waiting for a time when the hubs is out of town before I get Return to Cranford from Netflix ;-)
    Oh btw if you have Netflix, North and South is on instant play!

  2. Oh you are going to LOVE Cranford & Return to Cranford (I reviewed ROC last year on my blog). Both miniseries are SO good.


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