Friday, February 28, 2014


Just before we left Florida last Spring we had a new neighbour move into the house 2 doors from us.
What I did not know was what friends we would become.  You know what it is like when you meet someone and you immediately connect.  Well that is what Charlene and I did. The fact that she likes antiquing, flea marketing, etc. certainly didn't hurt.  She had owned a antique booth in one of the local markets for 8 years and just sold it before she moved in here.  I go to that market occasionally and have probably bought stuff from her over the years.

Well a couple of weeks ago she took me antiquing to an area I had never been to before (she knows them all).  We left around 10 am and returned home at 5.30pm. Tired but happy. We had a great time including a delicious lunch at a lovely restaurant that caters to ladies.

Over the course of the day I managed to find quite a few things.  One of which I will show you today.

The above was a velvet covered board with  all the beautiful lace pieces taped to it.  there are 14 pcs.
in all and a great assortment.  This cost 20.00.  I was more then happy to pay that for them.  The board will come in handy to film other items on.

This closeup shows the one long piece in the middle.

This one shows the very pretty white one.  I did have a very similar one that I used on a Christmas cone.

I can certainly use them in my cq work and lace books I hope to make.

I have more from that day that I  will show you soon.


deanna7trees said...

how wonderful to have made a new friend with which you can share interests.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Sounds like you lucked out with your new neighbour, to say nothing about how lucky you were to find such great creative fodder!

Jillayne said...

How nice for you Freda, a new friend and some lovely treasures too! Those lace bits you found will be so perfect in your crazy quilting, and I'll look forward to seeing what you create... I am always so in awe of your handwork!
And welcome back - I missed your posts.

Debra Spincic said...

Score! on both counts; new friend and new finds!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Serendipity! The Best!!

Maggi said...

How nice for you to have found a new friend who shares your interest. Great finds too.

Gina E. said...

Isn't that a wonderful experience...I've made more crafty friends via the internet than I have in my whole life, but none living in the same suburb as me, so I think you are very lucky to find someone living so close, even if it is only while you are on holidays!
Gorgeous laces. Every time I read your blog, I think to myself "I must do something with that box of lace in the cupboard"...

Suztats said...

What wonderful Luck! A new friend, and new goodies! Yay!