Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Twyla Tuesday

Tuesday has come again and it is still raining. We have been getting lots of rain here in S.W. Missouri. Many areas are flooding. I am going to be so happy to see the sun shine again!

You may remember that I've said one of the things I look for in antique stores are sewing machine drawers.

I thought I would show you my arrangement of drawers. One of the nice things about them is you can stack them and make shelves.

I have a collection of tiny books that I have bought at garage sales, usually for 50 cents each. I think they look cute mixed in with my small collectibles.

This is a few items I picked up this Sunday when we went to some antique stores. I love postcards and these old pictures call to me. I always love old sewing notions.

This little red riding hood planter has been calling my name every time I visit this particular antique store. I thought it was about the cutest planter I've ever seen.

She was always more than I could spend, but this Sunday there was a sale at the booth and my dear son thought the time was right. I was so excited to walk out with this precious treasure.

She is marked Napco 1956 on the bottom. I've looked on ebay for her and never seen one.

As Lindsey and I have been working on our craft room we have discovered some things that we'd forgotten. This was an afghan that I started 2 or 3 years ago. I decided that it was large enough and besides, Red Heart has discontinued this color pink. So I chose a pretty new color aqua and put a border around it. Now I have a pretty new afghan with very little work.

I wanted to say thank you to all who left sweet comments last week on my post about our dogs. You can probably tell that my dogs are very close to my heart. Muffin came along when we lost our beloved Buffy and he was just what we needed to heal our hearts. He is so special to us. Spencer was a puppy when we got him. Such times you go through with puppies! He chewed Everything! I always thought that once we got through those puppy years he'd be a good dog and now we are seeing that come true. He is a sweetheart.
I wish for all my dear friends a wonderful week! Twyla


Anonymous said...

How creative you are to make shelves out of the sewing machine drawers! I love your displayed items, too, and the things you got this weekend. That Little Red Riding Hood planter is too cute.Did I read one time that you look for Collins purses? I had one when I was a teen - "Glamour Puss". It finally broke. I bought a canvas one on Ebay last year, but I am still looking for a "G.P." in good condition and at the right price.
Blessings, Sarita

Pearl said...

Love how you've displayed your sewing machine drawers, and the tiny goodies within ... Darling!

Isn't your Red Riding Hood planter adorable with the mean wolf peeking out! Very sweet of your son to buy it for you ... I'm sure you'll treasure it for many years to come ...

Beautiful color choices on your new afghan ... and I'm totally in love with the Vintage embroidered pillow ~ swoons ~ ... I'm praying for sunny days to find you soon! Hope you're doing well, Twyla ... Thinking of you ...

~ hugs ~

Christy said...

wow i love the new banner of your blog! so perfect! i'm loving that li'l red riding hood figurine too. xx

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh Twyla, we are so tired of the cloudy skies, too! You'd think we were living in Forks!

Your sewing machine drawers are so cool and the way you have stacked them has given me an idea! Thanks! I'm so thankful for you, my blogging sister! ♥ (I never have found a shelf that will fit right in my craft room but now I think I know what I can do!) I think your shelves are arranged very sweetly, too! ♥

Glad you got your planter! She's a real doll. (Yay Jordan!) Isn't it exciting when what we want goes down in price!? The thrill of the hunt!

How funny that you discovered an afghan that you had forgotten! I'm not there yet. I move too often! It's a very pretty afghan, Twyla. How wonderful that you can make such a warm and comforting piece of art! I love my old afghans although they aren't as pretty as yours, they do keep me warm.

My kitties bring me so much joy so I understand about your puppies. My house kitty is VERY intrigued with my room rearranging and she's so excited when i open my door in the morning so she can go in and look some more!

We're going to try and have a movie day here today. Bobby can hardly stay awake on these pain meds but we're going to try! We haven't had a movie in a long time and we miss it!

Hope you have a sunny day soon! ♥

Stacey said...

Hi Girl! We finally had some sun yesterday and I worked in the yard until I couldn't move anymore! I hope you get it soon too.

Your sewing drawers are adorable! I wouldn't have thought to decorate them that way. I really like them. :)

Protector of Vintage said...

As always, you found some lovely vintage treasures. Love the unique way you assembled the drawers for display. Take care~

~~Carol~~ said...

Well, I never thought of using those sewing drawers that way! I think I'll drag mine back out of the attic now! And I'm so glad that Little Red Riding Hood came home with you this time! I just bought an old LRRH doll at the flea market. I don't know why, but she called to me, so I had to have her. Sometimes there's no explaining what attracts us, is there?!
Have a great day!

Heidi Ann said...

Your sewing machine drawer shelves look lovely, and I love the way you have displayed your wonderful treasures inside!
I can see why you were so happy to bring Little Red Riding Hood home - she is so sweet.
And that afghan is absolutely beautiful!!

Nan said...

I adore this little Red planter & been meaning to say I adore your new banner. The dogs look so soft and cute with the make overs.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

You're so clever Twyla, I love your sewing machine drawers as display shelves.

Your little red riding hood, is the cutest thing ever! So very darling. Wouldn't it be fun to have a collection of Little Red?!

Happy Tuesday!

Dogwood said...

Love those old sewing machine drawers and how you have filled them with treasures.

goldenbird said...

Those stacked sewing machine drawers are a great idea! And I like the way you decorated them. The Little Red Riding Hood planter is a cutie, and the afghan looks great- that is a nice shade of pink. Knitting an afghan is on my list of things to try.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Great sewing machine drawers!. What fun they are for your craft room. I love your afghan the aqua blue trim is the perfect touch.
Keep crafting,

Lynn said...

You know what I am just in love with in the post? I don't think you mentioned it either, is that beautiful pillow with your lovely finished blanket.
Doesn't it feel great to finish something you had forgotten about? I should get out the scarf I started knitting two years ago LOL
I love how you use the drawers too, what a neat idea, too bad I don't have any.

cwa said...

Stacking those drawers to look like shelves is such a creative idea. All the little items you have showcased there look darling too. Thanks for sharing this great idea with us. Blessings to you.

creative breathing said...

You have the very best ideas Twyla! I never would have thought to stack drawers! The little fox on your planter is too perfect for words. So glad he came home with you! Have a great week! E

Happy@Home said...

Very cute use of the sewing machine drawers. I do have one around here somewhere. I'll have to dig it out and start playing.
Your new planter is adorable. Your son is so sweet to encourage you to buy it on sale. Your completed afghan turned out so pretty and will be so nice for the upcoming winter nights.
I hope the sun shines on you soon.

Madison said...

cool creative idea to make shelves! They are supercute!


Hi Twyla,
LOVE your "bookcase" with sewing machine drawers and all the sweet little treasures in them. I haven't seen a Little Red Riding Hood planter either..awesome and what a great son you have..and daughter!!
Deb :)

Cheryl said...

What a great ideal with the drawers. I love looking your collectibles.

Elyse said...

this post is just adorable. the shelf idea, the little figures including little red riding hood (a childhood fave) is just so sweet.

i'll be back for BW!


Country Dreaming said...

Great ideas and isn't it fun to find things that you forgot you had?


Jacqueline said...

I love the dark wood and the cozy feel of those drawers. I have a log cabin bedroom and I think they are just the right thing to add to the warmth. Toss in some old game boards, some of my old primitive raggedy dolls and a braided rug and we'll hunker down for autumn. Blessings for September. Thanks for your faithfulness in posting on my blog.

Sophia said...

You two are SO creative. I love reading about all the nifty things you create and your incredible finds! Looking forward to Barbie Wednesday tomorrow! :)

Sherry said...

How clever to use the drawers as shelves!! I love the Red Riding Hood...she is so cute!

I hope the sun comes and dries everything up nicely!


Florence and Mary said...

I don't know how you resisted little red riding hood for so long!

Victoria x

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Very clever use of your collection of sewing machine drawers. Love the mini shelving.

Red Riding Hood was meant to be yours. Good things come to those who wait!

Lovely way to finish your afghan....the blue border adds another beautiful layer of color.

Best Wishes,

Trinity said...

I love the red riding hood planter! now i need to find one!

Anonymous said...

hello it was nice reading your first blog.Im a new follower as i said to lyndsay on her blog.Thanks so much for visitng mine and leaving a nice comment for my dog.truly appreciated.

As far as your blog I adore those tiny books.Now I have the real tiny ones like mothers are etc.But I would love to get some of those.Very nice.Your doggies are so cute.Im a true dog lover.

One more thing.I think its so nice you and your daughter share such a nice blog.My youngest is 24 I was thinking about her joining me with a bit of art.I love sketching and she loves art as well.But she is stubborn.Im a widow and I do enjoy this blogging stuff when im done working.Enjoy your sunday!

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Twyla! I love your sewing machine draws and all little adorable things you've so perfectly arranged inside. You do have a special touch for pretty! Love that afghan also, gorgeous!...Your son is such a sweetie, you were blessed with two beautiful children! Hugs, Paulette