Friday, October 19, 2018

Friday Finish and Finds!


This week I enjoyed some rest time and worked on some little pillows. The pattern is by Cheri Payne and in her older Christmas book and also available as a download on Quilts By Cheri, on Facebook.

It was a fun project to do and worked up quickly. I did one in a simple prim style and the other with some brighter bells and buttons. I did add a bit of walnut stain to tone down the lighter colors.


We also got a chance to shop last weekend. We took a ride to the upper area of Connecticut to see if we could find any foliage. No real foliage but some great shops to stop at. One is a Christmas shop, they have lots of different items, along with antiques. I got some grubby candles and I found this wonderful bottle. It is an old, Cod liver oil, bottle, with a fishermen carrying a cod. Perfect for my beach room. There was no price on it, so the lady sold it to me for 4.50, great deal.


I decided to stop at a local shop, that I haven't been to in awhile and found a new black cat door stop, for my collection. I am always on the lookout and only ones that I like and for good prices, so it won't be a big collection, but fun to look for and I still have one more step to fill.


I am still working on glass ideas and an angel ornament. The weather has been cool and windy, not good weather for outdoor spraying, so I may have to buy a cheap tent to use outside, to do work like that.

We did get some beach time in and we didn't find a lot of glass, since it was later in the day. Sometimes I find something that seems different but doesn't look like glass. This is what I found and I decided to keep it and check it at home.


And this is what it looks like, when you concentrate the light under it. The light makes it more yellow, but it is a green piece of glass. You would never know when you see something like this on the beach, so always worth carrying a light with you. The thicker, dark pieces don't always show the light through them, unless it is concentrated.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. We are going to try and find some foliage this weekend. We will head into Connecticut, or maybe Massachusetts, but I am happy if we just get out and get some hiking in. I think I need to do more activity that doesn't include constant bending.


12 comments:

julieQ said...

What fun!! Love your bottle and your new (old) glass!

Kate said...

I like your pillows Debbie.

Fiona said...

your little pillows are lovely and I do like the idea with the cats up the steps... I can just imagine your grandsons going up the steps and stroking them one by one...

Hugz

acorn hollow said...

have a great weekend I love your pillows and I have one of those bottles on my window sill over the sink.
Cathy

PaulaB quilts said...

Love your cat doorstops. I had a white cat iron bank at one time. It may have been another color originally. It had a bow around its neck. Don’t know what happened to it.

Sandi said...

Love that bottle you found it is so cool. Can you share any information about the company that it was made for?

You whipped those pillows up quick love both versions of them.

Your cat collection is growing nicely they look great on your stairs.

Did you figure out what your mystery item is yet?

Julie Fukuda said...

I am also a pushover for blue glass bottles and glasses. They set along my windowsill facing west to catch the afternoon sun.

Sherry said...

Love the botttle. I collect glass bottles and jars. I am not a cat person but I really like the cats up the stairs!

Allie said...

Love your little pillows, Debbie, and that bottle is amazing - so lovely to see in this age of plastic everything! Your kitty collection is amazing!!

janie said...

Love the cats and the little pillows. I am not on facebook is there any other way to get the pattern?

Thanks so much for sharing, Janie

Deb said...

Those are sweet little pillows, love the cod liver oil bottle and those cats are such a great collectible, I imagine searching for them can be fun especially in antique shops.

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