seeing spots

You know how much I love polka dot fabrics, so I especially love when I find colorful and unusual variations on the theme in a vintage fabric—it doesn't happen all that often. And not often in purples and oranges either. A recent Ebay purchase—

vintage polkadots

I'm sad to report that my posts may be pictureless for a while. My trusty (and beloved) Canon Powershot A80 is on it's way to the factory for a fix. It's been acting up lately—with a smeary pink blog in the viewfinder instead of whatever is supposed to be there. It only happens occasionally but it's a known problem and they'll fix it for free so I packaged it up and shipped it off to Illinois this morning. Of course, I frantically photographed products all weekend to tide me over while it's gone. I probably should buy a backup camera but I'm holding out until I can afford a really good digital SLR.

I know I haven't been posting often and I can't believe how quickly January has gone but I've been working away at several projects that have been keeping me busy. I have added lots of new buttons to the website and will be listing more in the coming weeks. I've arranged to purchase a very large group of buttons from the estate of a seamstress in New Mexico and the photos of them look gorgeous. Can't wait for the package to arrive!

I'm also working on a custom embroidery job—the cottage I made a pattern of for Susan at T-Party. This is definitely not a beginner's project and is taking me much longer than I thought it would. I'm working it on a heavy cotton/linen and I'm getting a serious case of eye strain counting threads for the cross stitch parts. Almost done with that so I'll be able to move on to the embroidered details—lots of lazy daisy flowers and leaves. If my camera gets back in time I'll try to take some pictures to show you.


Niesz Vintage Home said...

Pretty fabric. I'm a big fan of polka dots, myself...they go with everything!

Oh, can't wait to see the buttons you have coming. I just pulled out a vintage coat that I've had forever, and just noticed how amazing the buttons on it are.

I don;t know a lot about vintage buttons, but I love em. :)


mushroommeadows said...

Until you get your camera back, you can always get one of those free digital camera giftcards (when you activate it with 50 dollars) from target... :)

Anonymous said...

I have only recently found your blog, and I want to tell how very much I enjoy the embroidery stitch classes you have. They are just wonderful and thank you....I am an avid embroider and always looking to learn how to do different stitches. Your pictures really capture the entire steps of the stitch. Thank you so very much.

Unknown said...

What fun fabic. Love the buttons.
Sorry to hear about your ill camera. Hope your not having bad photog withdrawl.