Sunday, October 18, 2009

too late for the parade, but....

Doing a little surfing, and I came across this blogger who hosted a Rooster Parade! She had links to people in bloggerland who all showed their roosters, though I don't know if all the links are still there. The parade day was late in August, so I have it bookmarked to go back and look at those who commented, and I'll look at their individual parades.

Of course I'm a day late and a dollar short, as the saying goes. Since I missed out on her rooster parade, I thought I'd post my own for all the world to see...or at least those who choose to visit me! Some chickens are in the parade, but that's okay...they can join in too.

I found this little pin cushion at an antique mall, resisted for a day, and went back the next day and got it.
I've always liked redwork embroidery, and when I saw this pattern, it was a no-brainer to do it. The nifty bird to the right actually came from sister Sue. It originally had a fabric behind it that was starting to unravel (probably why she was ready to let this gem go). I may put a fabric backing at some point, but like it this way just fine.
I came across this candle holder at Mervyn's, back when they were still open in our part of the world. It's one of those rare purchases that I didn't even wait for it to go on sale...I figured it would be gone and I'd regret it.

These have been around for awhile...
and this little chick was at a senior citizens craft fair in Cleburne. Love it! Simply an empty can painted black, with the chicken hand painted on it...for about a dollar if I remember right. What a deal. :)
My little spoon rest has been around many years, one I made back in my ceramic days. Let's see, that would have been in the 80's. Almost an antique, wouldn't you say???

This little fellow keeps watch over the front yard.

And you could say my kids are part of my rooster collection.

This is my latest acquisition. I actually got 2 of them, but figured the picture of one would serve the purpose.

I have quite a few other roosters, but as I pulled up the pictures I took, it came home that I'm not the best duster on a day-to-day basis. So rather than clean house top to bottom, let this suffice...


Hmmm...I may have to have a moose parade too one of these days...

3 comments:

Candycane said...

i love your roosters! My husband's aunt collects rooster stuff too and whenever I see something I think of her! Back in the 80s, my mom collected pig items...your roosters reminded me of that!

Candice (david and elizabeth's friend)

everythingquilts said...

Love your show of roosters. I have a rooster collection too, and I'm not the collector type but I love my roosters!!

Liz said...

I could do a turtle parade with all of David's turtle collection