Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday the 13th ....

Today is Friday the 13th - I always consider it a lucky day -  I was born on a Friday the 13th.  
 January is moving right along and that's unusual - after the hustle and bustle of December it usually drags by.  January weather has been a mixed bag - some snow, some wind, some cold days, some mild days - no long periods of any of it.
  This is my latest project and they are inserts for wooden coasters.  The coasters themselves are in storage so I won't be trying these out until spring and I'm hoping that I correctly remembered the measurement - if not I'll find another use for them.  The leaf design is by Durene Jones in WOC and I used DMC variegated threads.





We had decided to celebrate the end of the old year and the beginning of the new with a bottle of bubbly when reality hit  - all our stemware is in storage (along with most of our belongings).  We have some standards (haha) and weren't about to drink bubbly in a juice glass so on the way home we stopped at my favourite thrift store and luckily they had two - only two -  champagne flutes - nice ones - they were a steal of a deal at fifty cents each.  My fella noted that all the other stemware was ten cents each and wondered why these were 'so expensive'.  lol






the best thing about the future is that
it comes one day at a time
 

14 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

The stitched leaves look lovely and will be superb for coasters.
Great bargain with the champagne flutes! Best do things in style ;)

Timi said...

Oh, I love the colors of these leafs! They are so beautiful!
I know the feeling when your stuffs are in the storage...:o)

Jeanette said...

The leaves are beautiful. Bargain with you flutes. Hugs,xx

WoolenSails said...

Those are beautiful pieces, love the colors.
I gave away all my nice wine glasses, I can't drink with my allergies so rarely do we get any liquor.

Debbie

Maria said...

Those leaf stitcheries are beautiful Kate. Oh yes I agree...champers needs the right glasses 😉. Those two at the thrift shop were perfect...good price too!

Justine said...

Beautiful autumn leaves, they will make a great coaster set.
Glad you were able to see the New Year in with style!

claire93 said...

those leaves will make fabulous coasters, and if they don't fit in your wooden inserts, you can always finish them off as fabric coasters.

Andrea said...

Love the leaves set, they will make fabulous coasters. Good to see you enjoyed seeing the New Year in.

Robin in Virginia said...

Love your leaves, Kate! The colors used are super and remind me of the fall season. We have had a mixed bag here weather-wise as well although I am waiting on a good snowfall. Enjoy your weekend!

desertskyquilts said...

Those leaves are beautiful - really capturing fall! I hope you are having the mild weather we've been enjoying here. As long as it doesn't go back to seven, or the teens at all, I'll be really glad!

Pull the other thread said...

Love your leaf finishes!! Hope you enjoyed you bubbly, what a thrifty buy on the flutes.

Maya Kuzman said...

Beautiful leaves! You said you are saving these for wooden coasters - are you going to glue them onto the coasters? Coincidentally, I've been making some embroidered appliques which I planned to add to wooden coasters but coat them with resin - hence my question...

Jenny said...

Pretty leaves - they will make really lovely coasters.

Brigitte said...

These leaves are so beautifully stitched, I love the different colours. And you can use them for different ways of finishing. Coasters are a great idea.
A great way to welcome the new year :))