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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My name is Patty and I am a collector!!!!!

Yes, I have been forced to take a bold look at all the "things" I have accumulated  or collected over the past several years. In doing so, I have come to the realization that I have a broad range of collections.  The good ole Websters defines a collector as follows, "One who collects"..(ha!) So, I researched a little deeper to find the word "collect" to be defined as, "to bring together a group (assemble) or to accumulate for a hobby or study".  I must admit openly to all............"My name is Patty and yes, I am a collector". 

I shared with you in the last post my collection of quilts. I thought this week I would share my love for and collection of framed stitchery.  I am always on the look for anything that someone has spent time, effort and a touch of love making. My newest is below. I found this one at a local Vendors Mall.

It is a beauty and look at the price it is even sweeter!
Can you believe this?  I love it! Take a closer look at this handiwork.


Here is a grouping of old sampler's I found "around and about" at such wonderful prices.  All of them were under $10.00 with the exception of one.  I will explain below.

The large one on the right is the exception.  My husband bought this one as a gift for me on our 29th wedding anniversary.  I am sure he paid a little more for this one.  He wrote the sweetest note on the back and signed it. He is a sweetie.   Here is a closer look....

This is another one in the grouping.  They are all beautiful!

And another one........

And another............

This is another grouping.  All of these were gifts handmade by friends or a family member.  They are very special to me.

Here is a closer look ...

The one above was made for me by my sweet Mother-in-law many years ago.
This one was made for me by a friend and given to me when my husband graduated from seminary in Ft Worth Texas..such sweet memories.

This one was made by two dear friends when we graduated from Bible College...

Here are a few more....I know...I know.....I told you I was a "Collector"

 I found the two above on the 127 yard sale for $10.00 each.  By the way, if you have not experienced the 127 yard sale also known as the "World's longest yard sale". Look it up: http://www.127yardsale.com/.  It is absolutely the best!  Here is a closer look at these two beauties.

The one on the right has a scene of each of the four seasons.  Each scene includes a quilt and you know how I love quilts.  

The one on the left has different country-Amish farm scenes...

I like the statement the last one begins with.........
"Where there's room in the heart there's always room in the house".  I pray my heart will always be open to share our Lord's love and the door to my home always open to welcome a visitor inside.

Blessings and to all my collector friends...........




  1. Wow! They really are beautiful! Often, God does give us even the desires of our hearts.
    Many Blessings.

  2. Oh I love your collections! They are all unique and beautiful. I think I have 2 stitcheries. I need to display them. I think one is down at the Sparta Hilton!!! (hunting cabin)

  3. From one hopeless collector to another,--I always appreciate the handiwork of old samplers, linens, and quilts too! I love the ones done by your friends-such lovely and heartfelt keepsakes! Delightful groupings!
    Blessings from the Cabin,

  4. Hi Patty,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I see that we have a lot in common and we don't live too far from each other. I'm looking forward to visiting you often.
    The house in the header is not mine but my family would love to build something like that some day, Lord willing.

    Warm Country Blessings...Christa

  5. Hi Patty, I love your collection.
    Thanks for dropping by Water Oak Hill. Come back any time.

  6. Patty, you have wonderful collections. I can't wait to see more. Your quilts, your X stitch, it is all beautiful. I like the verse on the last one too. Stay warm and until our next visit
    God Bless

  7. Hi Patty,
    Wow! You have a beautiful amazing collection that is obviously very special to you. You have a lovely way of displaying them and can tell stories about them. How special for you! Keep sharing!

  8. My name is Tootsie...and I too am a collector...and...I am admiring your collections!!! very nice indeed!

  9. Hey there Mrs. Patty! So nice to meet you here in Blog-Land! I look forward to getting to know you better! Thanks for stopping by The Doublewide and saying hello earlier today! You made my day! May our Lord bless ya today!

  10. How pretty! I am a collector too...and this spring I'm going to be going through my collections and thining them out....or maybe not:) Have a great day


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