Stitches and More

Stitches and More
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands... Proverbs 31:13

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Seasonal Smalls


I tried to fill my antique dough bowl for July 4th, but still needed a few more to really fill in the spaces!   I'll work hard to fill it for next year! The bowl is rather large! It seems larger than most of the ones I see online.   As I mentioned in an earlier post (here), it was made for my grandparents for their wedding in 1896 by my grandfather's brother.  It was well used for bread and biscuits for their large family of 8 children!  My aunt had it and gave it to me a few years ago.

Some of these were stitched a while ago, and others more recently.  The backing fabric is shown as well.  I had all of the fabrics, buttons, etc. in my stash, so I didn't have to spend any $ to finish them!  Woo Hoo!

c. 1999
stitched ??

August (watermelon)
A Prairie Year Book 13
The Prairie Schooler
c. 1986
April 2015

Liberty For All
Chessie & Me
c. 2002
7/4/2011 - 7/18/2011

Just some striped fabric with star fabric appliqued in corner to make Old Glory!

Patriotic Heart (Heartstring Series)
The Stitchworks
c. 2008
June 2015

July (Heart Flag)
A Prairie Year Book 13
The Prairie Schooler
c. 1986
March 2015

Summer Ornament
The Prairie Schooler
c. ?
2/24/2013 - 3/12/2013

Shepherd's Bush
c. 2003
June 2010

Welcome with Pineapple
The Cross-Eyed Cricket
Collection No. 7
c. 1983
stitched in 1987 (I think)


Brigitte said...

I love your dough bowl, what a great memory of your grandmother. All these little pillows are adorable.

Mary Ann said...

How special that you have your grandparents' dough bowl--such a great family story! All of your patriotic/summer smalls are wonderful finishes!!

Ranae said...

Awesome stitching smalls for that beautiful dough bowl

Barb said...

Absolutely wonderful finishing!!!

Carol said...

Such great finishes for that beautiful bowl! Very inspiring :)

Chris said...

Wow Mary!
How wonderful that you have the family's Dough Bowl, what a treasure.
Your Patriotic finishes are lovely. There are so many wonderful Patriotic Designs out there I know that you will be adding some more wonderful smalls to this display.

Robin said...

Wow! What a fabulous assortment of smalls! Enjoy your weekend!

Robin in Virginia