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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WELL, LIFE GOES ON AND CHANGES ONCE IN A WHILE TOO! READ ON......

MY HUSBAND TOM, AND I RETIRED FROM OUR CAROL'S COTTAGE PLACE AND LINDY'S LTD. BUSINESSES ON JULY 31, 2013. THE CAROL'S COTTAGE PLACE WAS SHABBY CHIC STYLE FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES IN AN ANTIQUE MALL HERE IN WICHITA, KS. LINDY'S LTD. WAS OUR BUSINESS OF SELLING ON EBAY FOR THE LAST 14 YEARS. WE HAVE RETIRED COMPLETELY. SOLD OUR HOME, AND MOVED TO A SENIOR RETIREMENT CENTER WHICH WE ARE LOVING MORE EACH DAY! PLENTY TO DO IF WE WANT TO, AND IF NOT, JUST REST AND ENJOY EACH OTHER AND OUR APARTMENT. I KEPT MOST ALL OF MY CRAZY QUILT SUPPLIES AND SEWING MACHINES. I INTEND TO ENJOY THAT ONCE AGAIN, BUT UP TO NOW I AM JUST STILL RESTING UP FROM A VERY BUSY 2 YEARS OF OUR LAST BUSINESS. I WILL STAY IN TOUCH. CAROL LINDBERG

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

SORRY I HAVEN'T POSTED LATELY

SINCE I AM NO SO INVOLVED IN CRAZYQUILT STITCHING IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS, I HAVE NOT BEEN POSTING ON THIS BLOG.  

I DO HAVE A BLOG OF MY BUSINESS INTEREST.   YOU CAN REACH IT -

CAROLSCOTTAGEPLACE.BLOGSPOT.COM 

I DO KEEP IT UP TO DATE WITH MY NEW ITEMS IN MY SHOP ALMOST WEEKLY AND WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU FOLLOW ME THERE.  

THANKS SO MUCH.

CAROL

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

RR Traditional RR All about sewing!


I have finished my work on the blocks in this RR. Here is Darlene's block showing my work on the lower left side of the block. It will be in the mail to her tomorrow a.m.
I enjoyed working in red on her block. You can hardly see in the black block but I filled in a tomato pin cushion that was in print in gold on the black fabric! Striking! Even had the strawberry needle sharpener hanging on it, so of course it is red also. Then a spool of thread on that same part of her block is now in red and the needle is threaded and ready to sew.
On the left side the print of that part of her block holds many sewing tools. Such a cute print and so perfect for this RR. I gave all the sewing tools a red handle, so now they are personally hers. Also I embellished the seams all around that part of the block that I had work on. Red of course. Guess I was thinking of Valentine's day coming up??? Anyway the block just called for more red. I hope she enjoys it. Now all her blocks are at home. I hope to receive mine very soon.
Carol

Sunday, November 13, 2011

NEEDLE BOOK FOR ALL TO ENJOY






HERE ARE PICTURES OF A NEEDLEBOOK I FOUND THIS WEEK IN A COLLECTION OF DOLLS THAT I PURCHASED TO PUT ON EBAY. I AM LISTING IT ON EBAY ALSO ON MONDAY NIGHT 14TH AT 7 PM LINDYS*LTD IS OUR SELLER'S NAME. BUT I WANT TO SHARE IT WITH ALL OF YOU, AS IT IS SO DIFFERENT. THIS NEEDLE HOLDER OR AS WE SOMETIMES CALL THEM NEEDLE BOOK IS QUITE DIFFERENT. IT IS MADE IN THE SHAPE OF A PERSON HOLDING ALL YOUR SEWING TOOLS.

SHE IS 8" TALL. AS YOU CAN SEE SHE IS HOLDING LOTS OF PINS IN HER DRESS, (SHE IS COMPLETELY MADE OF FELT). HER POCKET COULD HOLD YOUR THIMBLE AND SHE CAN HOLD YOUR SCISSORS BY STICKING THEM DOWN THE NECK OF HER DRESS! ON ONE HAD SHE HAS LOTS OF BUTTONS SECURED ON A LARGE SAFETY PIN AND ON THE OTHER A LARGE SAFETY PIN WILL HOLD MORE SAFETY PINS! HER LEGS ARE HOLDING SMALL SPOOLS OF THREAD AND IT CAN BE EASILY USED FROM THEM FOR YOUR MENDING!

SHE HAS BLACK HAIR IN BRAIDS AND TIED UP ON TOP THAT MAKES A HANGER TO HANG HER NEAR YOUR SEWING AREA OF IN THE LID OF YOUR SEWING BOX!

THIS IS REALLY VINTAGE! NEVER SEEN ONE LIKE THIS AND SHE IS DO CUTE. HER FACIAL FEATURES ARE EMBROIDERED. ENJOY HER, I HAVE FOR A FEW DAYS! AFTER ALL SHE IS A DOLL AS WELL AS A NEEDLE BOOK!

THIS WOULD MAKE SOMEONE VERY HAPPY FOR DISPLAY AMONG HER SEWING TOOLS. WE HAVE MANY COLLECTORS OF THOSE THINGS NOW! ENJOY! WHAT A MESS, BUT I CAN'T GET THE PICTURES WHERE I WANT THEM! SORRY.

Friday, November 4, 2011

NEW THINGS I HAVE MADE OTHER THAN CQ






SOME TIME BACK I MENTIONED THAT MY DAUGHTER AND I HAVE A SPACE IN AN ANTIQUE MALL -- CAROL'S PLACE! WE FEATURE COTTAGE STYLE AND SHABBY CHIC STYLE FURNITURE AND ALL THINGS OF HOME DECOR!
THIS PAST TWO WEEKS HAVE BEEN BUSY MAKING THINGS WITH BURLAP (WHICH IS REALLY A HOT ITEM RIGHT NOW IN THAT DECOR). HERE ARE PICTURES OF THE BURLAP PILLOWS WITH OFF/WHITE MUSLIN RUFFLES WITH STENCILS ALSO!
ALSO WE HAD FUN WITH THE NEW BLACKBOARD PAINT! SEVERAL COMPANIES MAKING IT NOW EITHER BY THE PINT OR QUART OR SPRAY CANS. THE MAN AT THE PAINT STORE TOLD US NOT TO BOTHER WITH THE SPRAY AS IT LEAVES BUBBLES ETC. AND PAINTING 2 COATS WITH A BRUSH LEAVES A NICE SMOOTH FINISH. SO.....
WE PAINTED THE CENTERS OF WHITE PLATES AND PIE PLATES AND WROTE ON THEM WITH CHALK "BOO!" AND "HAPPY HALLOWEEN", AND HAVE NOW CHANGED TO "HAPPY FALL" AND "HAPPY THANKSGIVING". FUN, FUN.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

YES, ANOTHER RR BLOCK FINISHED! WHEW!


I WAS A LITTLE OVERWHELMED WITH RR BLOCKS ALL AT ONCE WHEN SOME RR'S HAD SOME PEOPLE DROP OUT. BUT I AM FINALLY CATCHING UP.
HERE IS DARLENE'S BLOCK FROM THE ANYTHING GOES RR - SHE CHOSE A FAIRY TALE THEME. THE BLOCK I CHOSE WAS RUMPLE STILTSKIN!! PLENTY OF GOLD ADDED TO THIS BLOCK FOR THE FAIRY TALE! I ENJOYED EMBELLISHING IT. FUN!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

ANOTHER RR BLOCK FINISHED


THIS BLOCK IS ONE FROM THE TRADITIONAL ALL ABOUT SEWING RR. IT IS READY AND HAS GONE TO THE NEXT ONE TO WORK ON IT. THIS IS A FUN RR AS IT PERTAINS TO ANYTHING ABOUT SEWING. I CHOSE TO EMBROIDER ONE OF THE 'TOOLS' THAT I SEEM TO USE A LOT WHEN SEWING! HA.
CAROL