Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Stitchery and Thrift Store Finds

Good afternoon. I just finished up a stitchery and wanted to share it with you. It is a freebie from Primitive Blessings. It went very quickly and I had a frame in the attic that I painted black and distressed. I have it on a shelf in our bathroom, but I may hang it instead. I'm afraid it might get knocked off the shelf.

I also had a good day at the TS yesterday. I found 5 frames, a spoon rack and a little wall shelf/cubby. The frames were more than I usually pay, but they look like barn siding so they will have a neat texture when I paint over them. I was glad to find a spoon rack, but I wish it would have had a little shelf on the bottom for goodies!! The tin pot in the picture is a hot pot. I wanted to use it to melt wax because the one I have is so deep and wide that it takes so much wax to dip a candle. I never thought though the hot pot gets too hot too quickly. I fixed that little dilemma this morning. I took off the plastic bottom piece and used wire cutters to remove all of the heating elements on the bottom. Now it will sit down in my old crock pot to melt and it won't take a ton of wax to complete a project. So proud of myself for thinking of that. I am adding the other goodies to my stash and hopefully once the kids are back in school, I can start some makeovers.

I also canned some banana peppers today. I only put out 2 plants, but holy cow, do I have peppers coming out of my ears. I thought I would give canning a try. I only did 5 pints so if they don't turn out, it's no big deal. They don't look like the ones I buy in the store though.

Well, that's all for now. We have family pictures tonight I need to start getting ready for. They are outside so that makes it a bit easier. Hair doesn't have to be too perfect cuz the wind is just going to blow it around anyway.

Remember you have until midnight tonight to enter my giveaway. You must be a follower and leave a comment on this or one of the last two posts. I will draw tomorow morning. Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great evening.


  1. The sampler is wonderful! Looking forward to the makeovers!!

    hugs, Linda

  2. I love the sampler, Melissa! Can't wait to see what you do with your TS goodies!!

    Take care,

  3. I love your sampler. I can't wait to see what you do with the spoon shelf. :)


  4. Love your sampler. Anxious to see your completed makeovers. Sure hope your peppers turn out for you :)


  5. Please enter me in your drawing!
    Thanks, Tina Allen

  6. I stitched up that freebie and never framed it, i must go find it! LOL
    Great thrifty finds, cant wait to see the makeovers!

  7. I simply love that stitchery. I just love the saying!! What great thrift store finds. I have been busy taking things out of the house for my garage sale...lots and lots to sell.

    Hope you are well.


  8. Melissa,
    I love your stitchery ~ I may have to do that one. Can't wait to see your redos.

  9. Your stitchery is very cute, and you did well at the thrift store. Those frames are great. I can't wait to see what you put in them. Blessings to you.


Thanks for stopping by. I truly appreciate it!! Have a wonderfully prim day!!~~Melissa