Passing time wisely...

... when sniffing my way through the local thrift store
or my favourite vintage shop here in the neighbourhood.

A few weeks ago
I found this gorgeous vintage hand-embroidered table cloth in said shop.

You should see it in person, really.
The stitching is sublime!

My sweet little embroidered yellow flag on the other hand,
(done when I was ill, such a happy thing to do when not feeling too well,)
I dare not show you the back of it, lol!

(Below them is some thrifty fabric I found.)

Time Passing

is the word this week at Our Beautiful World
chosen by sweet Bonita.

Wishing you all a happy crafty and/or thrifty week.


  1. Lovely work and I love the composition of your photo ... hope you are feeling better

  2. Wat een snoezig stofje! Heb je toch maar even gevonden door lekker te neuzen hè Wen! En maak je niet druk om de achterkant van je borduurwerk, je ziet toch alleen de voorzijde ;-) Is allang geleden dat ik voor het laatst heb geborduurd, kwam echter enige tijd geleden zo'n leuk patroontje tegen dat ik het ms toch weer ga oppakken (eens...) Geniet van je zondag, liefs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  3. Dear Wendy, I love your little yellow flag, with your beautiful W with roses, so very lovely, and the sweetest piece for you to use in something personal ,for your self !!
    Truly wonderful my friend.
    Hugs and happy sunday evening to you.
    Dorthe x

  4. Your embroidery reminds me of my Mum,Wendy!

  5. Oh my.... I want to go thrifting with you, we just can't find things that lovely here in Vegas!
    I hope you feel better soon! Wonderful and lovely share this week!

  6. That does look lovely! I always keep my eyes peeled for lovely linens too.
    I found a beautiful milk glass piece today, as well as a really interesting glass bowl that looks like it was blown into a metal 'cage'.
    So, it was a happy thrifting day here!

  7. Hello dear Wendy
    I'm glad you have such a good nose for the beautiful things you find at your thrift store!!!
    It's very pretty - as is your "W" cross stitch - I agree with you cross stitch is such a soothing pasttime.
    It's been too long since I visited so I've had a good read through your previous posts - lovely.
    I hope you're feeling better now.
    Shane xox

  8. i have some beautiful old hand stitched things, a pillow case and some small runners that I purchased at a church rummage sale years ago. I love them still. Yours are absolutely lovely. One day I hope to stitch something myself but I just don't have the time to devote to it right now.


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen