Thursday, February 6, 2020

I like Thursdays: Feburary 6, 2020

Good Morning!
It's "I like Thursdays!"

The snowdrops continue to bloom and now the daffodils are beginning to surface!

There are 41 days until Spring!

Today I like that we didn't get the ice storm predicted this morning!  My husband finally got home last night from many weeks in Canada and I'm looking forward to spending some time with him.  

I like shadow boxes!  I've made a few:

I'd like to hang them in my sewing room but that is a challenge; most of my walls are slanted😀
This past week, I discovered the art of Karen Silver Bloom.  I really like her shadow boxes/art pieces! I love anything kitschy because it reminds me of my childhood at my Nana's house.  Karen Silver Bloom makes good eye candy!
Check out her work here.

I used that brand of needles when I was a kid.  I always wondered why the women were enraptured with the woman pulling one stitch (I was a little girl; these things made me imagine).  I like looking at Sewing Susan needle books because there is such a variety of them.

Here are some other favorites.  I like to see how the outfits change or how the companies lifted various images to use for their needle books.

Note change of fabric on the green dressed woman:
Blue hat:

Hope you enjoyed this eye candy!  Check out other happy posts at LeeAnna's --our hostess with the mostess!
Have a good day!


LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I really like your shadow boxes! The one made by the artist you discovered is fun, too - sweet little items in it! Enjoy having your husband home - sounds like he's been gone a long time, and that must be tough on you both.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I love shadow boxes too and wish I was as good as you are at putting things together. My daughter has made several large ones to commemorate special events. I will take a peek at Karen's work.
I am thoroughly sentimental about items of those past eras so I enjoyed seeing these needle sets. I remember my grandmother having one with a peacock on the front that particularly fascinated me. Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy the time with your hubby now.

PaintedThread said...

Pretty snowdrops. Oh, daffodils - they're one of my favorites.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Michele! I remember seeing those needles when I was a child. We didn't go through a lot of needles, so there was maybe one package. I got most of the crafty genes in my family. Happy Friday to you! Enjoy DH being home. I'll bet you and Scout missed him dearly. ~smile~ Roseanne said...

Your shadow boxes are cool. Um I think i have one of those sets of needles that I am still using. How cool all the changes.

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Oh my-daffodils are coming up-very cool. Those are amazing sewing needle boxes.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

That's interesting how the company kept the same composition, just changing the styles of clothing and accessories. I like the original art the best.

Rosemary Dickinson said...

The shadow boxes are so pretty. I love the vintage sewing needles. I don't remember seeing them when I was little. It sounds like spring is coming seeing those snowdrops and daffodils blooming!

LA Paylor said...

Ooooo I liked looking thru those needle books. It's a challenge to display your cool framed art collages...