Thanks to my sweet husband, who took care of the kids while I escaped, I was able to spend part of my Sunday at a huge antique show at Portland's Expo Center. It took me three hours to make it through the outdoor booths, so I didn't even step foot into either of the two HUGE buildings full of more vendors.
Still, I came home a happy girl, because I found this gorgeous Victorian sewing basket with my very favorite Robin's Egg Blue trim...
and who could resist this vintage doggie? Not me!
An old pinkeep, hard-packed with sawdust...
some vintage laces, quilt pieces, and a little tin full of old buttons and a wooden sheep!
The frames, beautiful frames full of beautiful ladies (who will be removed to make room for samplers!)
More frames (I think I have a frame problem)!
and last, but CERTAINLY not least, the prettiest piece of fine vintage wool with some embroidery. It measures nearly 27 inches square, and is going to be used for a sampler... Of course, I will be incorporating the embroidery into my design- it is so pretty and done so well that I can't tell which side is supposed to be the front!