Wednesday, August 14, 2013

How could anyone send this to the Op Shop?

Look at this wonderful Cross stitch:

Teddy bear cross stitch

 When I saw this it was crumpled and stained but couldn’t leave it behind could I?

A good soak in Sard and then dash of Janola and it has been totally transformed.

Hours and hours of work beautifully executed.

Teddy collage 1

PicMonkey Collage2

You want to know how much I paid for this don’t you?

$2

That has to be the Opshop buy of the week.

Linking with Blackbird has spoken Op Shop Show off

7 comments:

  1. Hello Linda,

    Oh my goodness, only 2 dollars. Are you going to put it into a quilt /cushion or get it framed?
    So glad the cross stitch found you.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  2. Linda that is a wonderful piece of stitchery, our daughter's mum-in-law did ones like that, and framed they are extra lovely. It now has a wonderful new home. Greetings from Jean.

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  3. it must have been a gift, surely the person who put ALL THAT WORK into it couldn't have just slipped it into a bag and took it to the oppy alongside a load of random bric-a-brac!!! so pleased to hear it has found a more appreciative home x

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  4. Such a lot of beautiful work - it is so sad that treasures like this are not appreciated. So pleased you found it.

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  5. I recognise this!! But it wasn't me that stitched your opshop find, I stitched my version when I was expecting our first baby, and I would be very cross if any of my family ever send it to an opshop! Here is my one framed somewhere in this post.... http://www.farmgirlstitching.blogspot.co.nz/2010/11/where-it-all-began.html
    What a shame someone didn't care for this one, you've made a lovely job of restoring it.

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  6. I angers me when people do not appreciate needlework - the time and love that went into making it. So glad that you rescued this piece and adopted it.

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  7. I would have been on that like a seagull on a chip. It'd look lovely in a frame and in a baby nursery.

    Whoever got rid of that probably didnt have a clue how much time and effort went into making it. Obviously.

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