Friday, March 20, 2015

A new day, a new contractor.

The plumbers are hard at work replacing the water heater.  The garbage disposal and faucet have already been put in.  Progress.  Wonderful progress.  

As promised I am going to show you my latest (and prized) acquisition.  

Being mindful of the fact that I am posting from my iPad you'll have to understand my lack of links.  

On Monday I met up with my stitchy friend Lee, who is wintering in my general neck of the woods, at a wee little cross stitch store tucked into an old plaza in Largo.  What fun we had.  We poked through every nook and cranny of that little shop.  

At one point Lee was looking through a box (that I am pretty sure was on a chair shoved in the corner) when she pulled a box off the floor.  Turns out the box was brought in by someone who had cleaned out their patterns.  

I know my appreciation of Prairie Schooler was late to arrive so I hardly have the right to such a wonderful find...but I will just love stitching this piece.

Book #15!  Can't imagine how long this has been out of print.  

That second price tag says 'Sunshine Price $1.88'.  I don't know what that means but it was obviously for sale...maybe at a goodwill type shop.  I'd like to think the pattern was stitched more than once.  First by the original owner then a second time by whomever paid $1.88 for it.  The pattern is in awful good condition, though.  

At any rate, I plan to stitch it very soon.  

What is even more impressive is that I didn't pay anything for it!  Since it wasn't really part of the shop inventory, the shop owner just gave it to me!  I am sure you all know what these sell for on eBay.  It happened into grateful hands any how. Also, it reminds us that we need to visit brick and mortar stores and help keep them in business.  You just never know what you will find.



  1. Good for you! I have found excellent patterns in the sale bin of my LNS. Unfortunately the LNS is no more.

  2. I am so happy for you. It is great that you want to stitch it yourself and did not just grab it up to resell on ebay. I do know what the prices are going for. Happy Stitching.

  3. Such a great find, Pam! I'm so glad you rescued it :) And glad to hear the kitchen project is moving along so well, too!