Friday, June 27, 2008

All things old are new again.....

It is almost weekend and I can't believe how fast another week has past. I am still working on hand quilting a UFO and it is taking longer than I had anticipated. I do only have to more rounds to go and I can sew the binding on. This time when I say that I hope to have a finish to share with you next week, I can really mean it.


I am also working on all the blocks of my last border to my own medallion quilt as you can see some here on my antique embroidery table. But look just a little closer...


A few weeks ago, I received a recent eBay win in the mail. I got this wonderful flower frog. It is a perfect and fun way to display some of my antique and reproduction scissor collection. I had them sitting in my wall cupboard up to now and even with the glass shelves, they just did not show up well. A flower frog was the answer. It is fun to use old items for a new function. Do you have any fun ideas for using vintage things?


I hope you all have a creative weekend. Summer is a great time to sit in the garden with your stitching or quilting.

14 comments:

Ginnie said...

What a lovely way to display/keep your scissors.

TinaTx said...

Okay - now I HAVE to have a flower frog for my scissors! that is just such a wonderful idea!

Teresa said...

What a clever idea! I love it!

Nancy said...

Well Miss Heidi, I think you do not need any more sissors. Holy cow. I can't believe they don't all have fobs hanging from them. LOL. Good luck on your border, it will be quilt night again before you know it.
Love you, Mom

Heidi said...

I spotted that right away when I saw the photo - wonderful idea, and what a great collection of snippers you have! Seeing your beautiful little table and work, makes me want to pick up my hand piecing again!
But I guess we'll save that for next week when we reveal our UFO's!

hugs!
heidi

Heleen said...

You are a clever girl! this is lovely.

Jo said...

What a great way to display your scissors Heidi,looks like you've got some lovely ones there.

Annemarie said...

Heidi, I always enjoy your posts so much, and your pictures are always inspiring. I've never heard of this froggy thing, but it looks amazing, with your scissor collection in it!

Fran├žoise said...

Super!!!
hugs
fran├žoise

Carol R said...

What a great way to display scissors - now I will have to have a flower frog

Saskia said...

Hi Heidi,
I'm always reading your blog, didn't post much.
Gona make it up to you, promis!
I love the things that you do and make, i wish i had the time...
I keep coffee coupons in the old coffeecan from my grandmother does that count as vintage..? Ha-Ha
by the way, I also have a blog now, see me at dutchgirlgoeslowcarb.blogspot.com
One more try to lose all those pounds.
Hugs and see you Wednesday. the fabric and ribbons are ready, my medallionquilt not..
Saskia

Solstitches said...

I have never seen a flower frog before but what a wonderful way to display your scissor collection.
What a great eBay find!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Now that's a great way to display scissors - a wonderful re-use of something meant for a different purpose.

Hugs - Karen

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

GREAT idea!!!!!!!

xo
B.