Tuesday, 8 January 2013

a new treasure for Tuesday treasures

It's been awhile since I have played along with Tuesday treasures.
Melody is changing this from a weekly event to a monthly event and it just so happens I have a new treasure that I can share.
Before Christmas, Hub and I were out shopping and we came upon some wooden spinner decorations that when you light the candles underneath it spins a propellor which turns the centre decoration. Sorry for my poor description but the pics will clarify, anyhow.... before Christmas they were quite expensive and we thought we should just not get one, well... on the weekend I went shopping and as I was passing the shop that had the spinners I thought I would pop in and see if they were reduced. There were only a few left and most of them were slightly damaged, mind you they were still asking a decent price. There was one that was still in the box and was reduced from over $100 to only $50 and it hadn't been out of the box yet. I just couldn't leave it there. It's only made in China but it is not a bad quality
It is a little big but it was the nicest one there. Hub was delighted that I bought it, he even commented that he loved it and to leave it out for a bit! There you go..
Now for the pics.
Here we have the tower of Christmas-ness.


the nativity with the three kings bearing gifts

the shepherds and their flocks

Angels... (on the first and second tier)

 As it is a late addition to the Christmas decorating it will stay out and be enjoyed for a little while before being put away for next Christmas.
There has been some stitching happening too, the gift quilt seems to have taken precedence over other crafting. It needs to be finished by the end of March.
I have finished all the flower centres, leaves and chain stitch border.















Now I am up to the actual flowers, not so boring.
The white on white fabric has arrived so I have enough now for the dresden backgrounds!
I was panicking about not having enough of the pink plaid from this range but thank goodness I managed to find 1/2 metre from Quilt Fabric Delights in SA. It should be in the mail tomorrow! Phew thankyou QFD. I wanted to border the blocks with the pink plaid like I did in my DITG centre block. It's coming together perfectly.
Hope everyone in Aus is in a safe place and coping with the heat.
I am loving my air conditioner heaps!
Tomorrow am off to see the Hobbit at Gold class cinemas. Lovely!
Happy Stitching!

marina


33 comments:

Sharyn T said...

I've admired those wooden decoys in the shops. Very nice. Enjoy the movies. Sharyn:)

Susan said...

I have never seen a spinner before, it looks like an intriguing decoration. Great to get it on special too. Your stitching is looking good, I'm glad you were able to get the fabric you need to finish it.

Janet said...

What a fantastic one of those candle things! A virtual tower. I got a little one as a Christmas present (only one floor) but I haven't put it up yet. Maybe I should do that.

Mistea said...

Nice new ornament - glad you can enjoy it for a bit before packing it away.

Lovely colours in your stitching.
Enjoy the flower garden. Oh, and the air conditioning.

Karen said...

What a great decoration. It is fascinating to see how it works!

Helen said...

That is one impressive ornament! I have a similar one, only on a much smaller scale. Enjoy!

Maria said...

Lovely new blog look Marina..
That is a very interesting Christmas Treasure you have...
Nice stitchery and enjoy the "Hobbit"

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a lovely centrepiece....gorgeous stitching...

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love it....great bargain. Your stitching is beautiful. Enjoy the hobbit. At least you will be cool.

Jeanette said...

Love your treasure Marina. Enjoy The Hobbit. We loved it. Can't wait for the next 2 parts now. Hugs,xx.

Christine M said...

I bought one of those with two tiers after Christmas too! Aren't they just gorgeous. Mine's all put away ready for next Christmas.

Briar Rose said...

Wow! what a beauty Marina, and a bargain too, I'm glad I am not the only one still finding it hard to put the Christmas decs away. cheers R.

Briar Rose said...

Wow! what a beauty Marina, and a bargain too.
I,m glad I am not the only one having trouble putting Christmas Decorations away. Cheers R.

Elyte said...

Happy to hear that you treated yourself to such a lovely Christmas decoration. It was meant to be, one little unopened box just waiting for you.
You seem to be making good progress on your lovely quilt/gift. Don't you just love the holidays!

Heather said...

That is one great decoration! Never seen anything like it! I would love to see it in action.

Narelle said...

I've never seen this type of ornament but love the sound of the candles turning the propellor.
Beautiful stitching :)

Sheila said...

It is beautiful Marina, we were gifted one in 1983 and it is still a treasure for me so enjoy! Lovely stitching going on :-)

shez said...

what a gorgeous decoration mistea,now that is a real treasure,what a great find,and gorgeous stitching also,well done,enjoy the pics tomorrow.xx

shez said...

oops i meant Marina.xx

Carolyn said...

What an amazing ornament, I'm not surprised you're not ready to put it away just yet. I saw the Hobbit today too and really enjoyed it, hope you did too.

Yvette said...

I would leave that ornament up all year round. It is adorable!

Happy New Year!

Shirley said...

Not seen one of those before Marina, hope you get some fun playing and watching it before you put it away. Some neat stitching too.

elliek said...

Love the tower. You are right to keep it out for a while and enjoy. I do so admire your stitching... it's so neat.Hope you enjoyed the film.

Fiona said...

I love the candle spinning decoration.. have seen them before and they are adorable.. great find getting one for a bargain price adn the detail in it is amazing....
I just love the look of your new quilt... what a lot of detail in that too!!!
Enjoy both ..
Hugz

Brenda said...

I have not seen one of these in layers like this. My grandmother had one that the candle caused the fans to spin but it only was one high. Very cool. Someone is going to get a wonderful gift, beautiful stitching! Hubs and I took our oldest Grandson to see the Hobbit a couple weekends ago. It was fabulous!

Sue Niven said...

Thank you for sharing your treasures, That spinner is stunning and your stitchery is delightful.

Melody said...

Thank you so much for playing along with Tuesday Treasures and wow what a treasure it is. I've never seen anything like it. And there is so much detail in everything.

FleurBleue said...

Bonjour from France.

I just popped by from Melodys' to wish you Bonne Annee and to admire your treasure.


I love your spinner too.

Fiona x

katherine said...

How interesting is the spinner. I have never seen anything like this before either. Love the stitching too

Carrie P. said...

I have seen smaller versions of your spinner. Great price!
Your satin stitches on your flowers are so pretty.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your spinner is lovely, I haven't seen one before. Your stitching is beautiful too. I hope you enjoyed the Hobbit, we love all of that series!

Lib said...

Love your whirly thingy. So big and a bargain! Stitching looking good, you are so busy, while I have done nothing.

Lin said...

Lovely spinner decoration - I remembersomething similar from Germany many many years ago. Beautiful stitching too! xx