Jun 21, 2013

Some women like jewelry...

and I prefer old wood and rust.   Patti knows this and that's exactly what she presented to me for my birthday.  She really knows how to decorate in a primitive style and has an old hook on her door which I love.  So she came to see my mess and brought this...

 a fabulous rusty hay/bale hook.  So I played for quite a while, hung it upside down over a door, and ended up with my rusty paint can on a post.  She also gave me a sock darner in the same shape as my mom's, which I rarely see.  Mom's is the top right and my gift is bottom right.
 
 Thank you thank you thank you Patti!  She such a great girl and could use your prayers once again.
 
No one commented that they have used the Alene fabric tape, so I will buy it, give it a try, and report. 
 
 
Here's Eliza - I'll be starting the big bottom soon and there are satin stitches and lazy daisy in that area.  Yes, that's a binder clip you see holding the excess linen.  Quicker and safer than a safety pin.
 
 
 
 
 
  And I have a perennial that was given to me by a friend who has passed, and I don't know the name.  It's the brightest, clearest yellow.  It makes new buds beneath the bloom and continues this way for a month.  At night, they close.
That's all I got.  I'll be back tonight with the winner of the kit.  I have all the names entered and will wait till the last minute to scramble and draw.  Just in case a hot flash disrupts my memory, I'm setting the timer.
Later!!!!!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
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21 comments:

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

I'm with you Marly, give me rusty and old any day over jewelry! Wonderful bale hook and the sock darner is wonderful too, I've never seen one like it. Eliza is looking lovely and sorry, no help on the name of the plant but it is beautiful. Happy day! Deb

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

I LOVE your ideas for the bale hook Marly!! looks great both holding your needlework and your sweet potato vine ~ would look sweet holding an old xmas stocking on the mantel, too!

love the progress on your Eliza ~
i have St. John's Wort that looks similar to your plant...not sure what yours is though?
Lori

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Marly, me too, love rusty and I just found an old bale hook just like that, still wondering what to do with it....yours looks great with the rusty paint tin planter.......Beautiful Eliza.....not to sure what the plant is, maybe evening Primrose?? But how wonderful from a friend, Blessings Francine.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Well, looks like I missed your b-day....So sorry....but sending along belated happy wishes.... Love your prezzies!!! I've never seen darners like that - what an awesome collection you have... And, yup - those yellow flowers are primroses....Purty!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Penny said...

I love the gifts you received! Just my style too. :) Eliza is so pretty - I've probably said it before, but I just love the colors! Could your flowers be Evening Primroses? They're beautiful.

Jodi S said...

Eliza is looking beautiful! Love the colors! Also like the birthday gift. I have lots of antiques around the house. I am very drawn to them. Love the way you used it!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

I'm with you Marly. Keep the jewelry, keep the shoes and handbags, I'll take something old and prim every time. Happy Birthday by the way. Mine's in Aug and I already have my gift picked out :) A tavern sign painted on an old raised panel. Aug can't get here fast enough LOL.
Love your yellow flowers. I have them too. Given to me by my 80 something yr old neighbor and I do believe she told me they were primrose. Smiles, Nan

Margaret said...

I love your style, lady. Beautiful stuff. You have real style -- who needs jewelry?

Rugs and Pugs said...

Marly ~
Great gifts!
I have those yellow flowers too and didn't know what they were either. They are very prolific.
Happy, happy belated birthday.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Merry Wind Farm said...

Are the flowers maybe Missouri Primrose? Do they spread, Missouri primrose does.
Leave it to you, Marly, to come up with the perfect way to use an old hay fork. I've had one for years and would never have thought to hang it with a bucket!
Melinda

Teresa said...

Sundrops...I have some too.

Mouse said...

ooo nice idea with your present ..looks fab :0
the flowers look like large buttercups but if the smell is gorgeous in the evening then they are evening primroses ... love mouse xxxx
ps good luck with the tape :)

Kaisievic said...

Sorry, Marly, jewellery for me any and every day but I do love your primitive decor.

Kaisievic said...

Happy belated birthday, too.

Chris said...

Lovely rusty stuff.
Have a great weekend, I hope that your stitching goes smoothly.

Shirlee said...

Wonderful gift, & I love your yellow flowers. So bright & cheery : ) I can't believe I missed your birthday! I had it in my head that it was the 27th, but then I went to my list & there it was ... the 21st. I hope you had a great day!

Peggy Lee said...

Very nice gift from Patti. Love your style!
Wow...that sock darner is certainly close to your mom's . It's a sort you don't see every day.
Sorry I've never used that tape. I'm anxious to see what you think of it.
Hmmm...a binder clip. I might borrow that idea.
The name of that flower is on the tip of my tongue but I can't seem to spit it out right now.
Happy weekend!!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

The hat bale hook is perfect for hanging the pot of flowers. Your creative mind is endless. LUV IT! Now I want one. I have my Mom's old sock darner just like the black one on the left. It is special to me too.

Peace,
Barb

ladyjane22 said...

Yes they are evening primrose (Oenothera). I was just thinking of these flowers the other day. I used to have them years ago and thought they would look great at our new home in SC. They do multiply. Now I will have to get them for sure. I love them.

Vera said...

Hi Marly and Happy Birthday! Love your gifts -- they are awesome! And, I think your flowers are evening primrose. We have them too, and they are the brightest yellow ever -- love them.

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Oh crap! I saw that flower at the show I was just at...I would've bought one if I had known what it was! Happy belated birthday...love your giftie..is that the Patti I know? I'm also a darner collector but don't have as many as you do. ---Jan

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