Sunday, 27 January 2008

Gifts, Bears,Thrifts,Stitching and Easter Swap.......

Is it me or does time seem to be going faster? I cant believe its Sunday again, I have lapsed a bit in blogging recently, due to Pantomime rehearsals which I will be talking about very soon! First in my post I would like to mention a gift I was bought for Christmas, although Christmas has come and gone I did not want to miss blogging about my new special little friend..........
His name is Callum, and he is a 'Charlie bear' the company are quite new and can be seen on qvc the shopping channel, which if I haven't mentioned before I am a huge fan of! My grandma first bought herself one in 2006 and the family fell in love with it, this year she bought my mum and myself a bear, mine is a traditional style, mums is more plush and a panda..........he even came with his own tote bag and certificate.....I hope you like him.
If you want to see more Charlie bears you can find them here

Charlie bears.

Friends bringing gifts.................
Just before Christmas I was re acquainted with a friend I have not seen in a while, I was in the middle of painting furniture and lots of crafts! A few week ago she came by again for a coffee and a chat and had brought a gift with her! I have not really known her a long time, and not well yet, but she must of grasped the things I was interested in by what she brought me............ A book on doing up old junk, ha,ha Carefully she then said 'not that I think you buy junk' I was so pleased that in the short time we have gotten to know each other she has figured me out! here is the book........

I can not express how happy I was at been presented this gift.............. 'people sometimes do the unexpected'Inside pages are full of painting techniques and ideas for each room in the house.

Thrift Finds.........

A few posts ago I mentioned taking part in my local church fair with my cake, whilst I was there I also helped set up the items that were given for the stalls. One of the items caught my eye but I didnt attempt to buy it, I just admired the piece. I assumed it had to go with the rest and I was there to help not spend! As the fair ended I noticed it had not sold and was been packed away to throw away! I picked it up for a final look and to debate on how much to offer for the piece, when the stall lady (also a friend) said 'you like that dont you' I asked her how much it was, she said I could have it and the other one?! What other one? So with a small donation I came away with what I think are two beautiful jars.................although I am not too sure how to use/display them? Any ideas?

Spring Stitch.......In my last last post I talked about my love for cross stitch, I thought I would share a few more photos of the piece and the chart pack it comes from. I thought it was 'lizzie kate' I was wrong its Teresa Wentzler

Easter Basket Swap......
I have joined Bella-Enchanted's Easter basket Swap, it will be my first swap and I am looking forward to it! All those sweet treat and crafts to make, what a great time to be had by all...... If you fancy joining in I recommend it, one item has to be crafted and the rest can be bought, and in the form of a Easter basket..............I Cant wait to start, to find out more visit

I Hope you all have a wonderful week,
Priscilla x

20 comments:

Flowerchild Clay Queen said...

Hello Priscilla! I love your blog..it's so adorable...and thank you for visiting my mine and commenting on my flowers! I truly am a flowerchild! I try and use flowers in all my pictures! I'll visit you again soon..I hope your Jan.in the UK is better weather then Seattle WA. we have so much snow!! LOL

Teresa said...

Priscilla,
The containers with the dragonfly and hummingbird lids could hold potpourri, at least that is what I think I would use them for. Also, small soaps or bath pearls would be pretty. Do let us know what you decide.

BittersweetPunkin said...

That cross stitch is pretty...love the colors!

I buy junk and I turn it into priceless treasures!! LOL

You should put maybe cotton swabs or lil tealite candles in the lil jars.

Hugs,
Robin

RobinBirdsNest said...

I love the picture at the top of this post of the little girl with the dog. How adorable!!
Thanks for visiting my blog and for the nice comment!!
Glaad to have found yours, too! Very nice. Will check back often!!

Linda said...

Hi Priscilla, we both are signed up for the sweet Easter Basket swap...this is going to be such fun.
Callum is a cutie pie, I love his face. I collect bears too, they just make me happy.
Your little treasure jars are wonderful. I would probably put my rings or some sort of jewelry in them. But what about little soaps, cotton balls, vintage buttons, pretty little dried flowers, beach glass, shells, or do you have any sand from Egypt...that would be cool.
Your stitching project is lovely, I'm trying to work on my piece a little each day. Hugs to you and have a good week. Linda

Liisa said...

Such a cute bear and beautiful cross stitch. I lack the skill required for cross stitch unfortunately. I will have to look for that book here...what a thoughtful gift.

Blessings,
Liisa

Cathy said...

Hi Priscilla, Thank you sweetie for stopping by my blog and complimenting my pretty little birds nests. The eggs came in the nests when I bought them. I think they are made of a hard plastic. I just love these nests. I made one for myself yesterday in blue!

Have a wonderful day sweet pea.

Michelle said...

Priscilla,
Thanks for stopping by. Your cross stitch is beautiful. I have a booklet of Teresa Wentzler Christmas ornaments - very overwhelming! Keep us posted on your progress.

My sister gave me a dish like the ones you picked up and it came with potpourri. I just love mine.

Happy days to you,
Michelle

Kelli said...

Ooh...what wonderful new things, Priscilla! Your bear is so sweet and I love the hummingbird lid...very pretty!
Hugs,
Kelli

Back Through Time said...

Your stitching project is beautiful!! Can't wait to see it finished! It will be fun to know what you decide on the jars!
Michelle

ohiofarmgirl said...

I too love teddy bears..I put them out at Christmas. Cross stitch is one thing I truly enjoy too....yours is beautiful.Dianntha

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Wow six posts in one ! Priscilla this would have been a whole month of blogging for me LOL. Love the teddy, love the cross stitch...and I too have a couple of the little jars with potpourri in them.

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Francie

Anonymous said...

Handsome bear you have there and how thoughtful of your friend to find just the right book for you. Isn't it lovely when people get you just the right gift, it shows so much thought. As for the two jars, too think they might have been thrown away, are they quite small? They might be perfect for a dressing table.
cd&m
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the feathered nest said...

That book looks like one that's right up my alley! What a great gift! The cross stitch is lovely - I've tried it and I just don't have the patience (or the eye sight) LOL!

Manuela

Linda said...

Hi Prisiclla, hope all is well. Please visit me, I've tagged you. Hugs, Linda

Linda said...

Hi Prisiclla, hope all is well. Please visit me, I've tagged you. Hugs, Linda

Debbie from NJ USA said...

Hi Priscilla,

So nice to hear from you! I replied. Love the little jars. I had one just like the one with the hummingbird. I used it for potpourri. Little heart candies for Valentines day would be cute, cotton balls, as someone mentioned,
buttons, pretty pins. I am sure you will come up with something.

Debbie from NJ USA said...

Hi Priscilla,

So nice to hear from you! I replied. Love the little jars. I had one just like the one with the hummingbird. I used it for potpourri. Little heart candies for Valentines day would be cute, cotton balls, as someone mentioned,
buttons, pretty pins. I am sure you will come up with something.

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

What a simply adorable vintage photo of the little girl and dog. I have put in my request for Valentines Day a Flea market Finds book by Emily Chalmers. I found it at Barnes and Noble and absolutely fell in love with it.
Hugs ~
Alexandra

Carin said...

Those little jars are for potpourri !!

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