Show and Tell Friday: Finished cross stitch and recent finds

Kelli at There’s No Place Like Home hosts “Show and Tell Friday” asking Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there’s a story behind your special something, that’s even better! If you would like to join in, all you have to do is post your “Show and Tell” on your blog, copy the post link, come over here and add it to Mr. Linky. Guidelines are here.

I finished the cross stitch piece I was working on!

Cross stitch piece finished!

Now I just have to get it framed.

I also wanted to share a couple of things I found online recently. Somehow I don’t seem to find much when I go thrift store shopping, but I was happy to “score” some good deals online.

I had been looking for a pink tablecloth and napkins for I don’t know how long and couldn’t find any: then last week I stumbled upon them unexpectedly. Every Friday the Make Mine Pink group of shops have special sales based around a common theme. Last week’s theme focused on kitchen items, and I found these pretty pink damask napkins and tablecloth at Sweet Necessi-teas.



My pictures aren’t doing them justice, but they’re gorgeous! The tablecloth is smaller than my table, but I think I can turn it diagonally and use it that way, maybe over a white tablecloth. I should have tried that for this picture…maybe tomorrow!

Speckled Egg is one of my favorite craft and decorating blogs. I love to go there just to feast my eyes and be inspired. Every now and then she mentions some things for sale at her shop, often little things that can be used on cards or collages. A while back I bought from her a packet of metal pieces that looked like they came from old jewelry. I had looked at it when I first got it, but got to looking at it again this morning while decluttering a couple of rooms in the house. I found what looks like a broken pin that I thought was just beautiful.


Those of you who have been reading here for a while know I love hearts, and I also love old-fashioned-looking jewelry. I think I can ask my husband to cut off the metal pin on the back and I can glue a new one on, and, voila! A vintage-looking brooch! If I remember correctly Anne wore a pin sort of similar to this in the Anne Of Green Gables film sequel in which she was a teacher, only hers was a locket-type thing with a clock in it. I do think it had a bow on top, and the clock was in a dangly heart. Now I am going to have to go back and look!!

You can click on the button above to find more Show And Tells or to join in. And if you do drop by and have read this far, I hope you’ll leave a comment letting me know. Last week’s Show and Tell showed over a hundred views — but 17 comments. I am grateful for any comments and don’t mean to sound like I am begging for more (though I guess it does sound that way…), but I’d just love to have my visitors say hello every now and then. 🙂

19 thoughts on “Show and Tell Friday: Finished cross stitch and recent finds

  1. Congratulations on finishing your cross-stitch piece! It came out beautiful. Your tablecloth and napkins are so gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing and visiting me.

  2. The heart is gorgeous!!! And I love the idea of having pink for a tablecloth! The design is very pretty too.

    Happy Show n Tell Friday…have a great weekend. Stop by if you can find time!

  3. I’m proud of you for finishing the cross stitch. It looks lovely. Thank you for the links to crafts, etc. And congratulations on the internet finds. Have you noticed the Summer Swap at the Simple Woman? You might want to join. Finally, there are more viewers than commenters but just have a give away and watch them come out of the woodwork.

  4. Three wonderful items!!!

    You did such a good job on the Precious Moments. Nice.

    The linens are absolutely beautiful!!! I must say I’m envious :o)

    The heart pendant is a find for you for sure.

  5. Your cross stitch is a beautiful work of art. I know you are proud of it, and it will be so nice when it’s framed.

    You did find some pretty things online.

    Thank you for visiting me today.

  6. Thanks for nice things to look at, i love hearts too, and all the blogs you underlined for us. and the other flower is the skunk cabbage . they stink but i love it!!!!!!

  7. Good afternoon Barbara, thanks for sharing your cross-stitch work with us and I love your tablecloth with matching napkins. I need to finish some of my cross-stitch work…. I will check out the sites you told us about in this post… Have a good day.
    Hugs, Baba

  8. All of your things are really very pretty. I have always had a weakness for linens. They just seem to add such warmth to the table.

    Happy trails….

  9. Hi Barbara,

    Thank you for visiting my site! I love your precious tablecloth and napkins, very nice and pink too!

    The heart pins is lovely as well. I’ll visit often.


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