Wednesday, September 17, 2014
First National Bank Building where she most likely bought this. We worked together at a law firm, Sue a secretary to one of the attorneys and I the receptionist. I answered the switchboard...some of you may remember the big board with the plugs used to connect calls to each office. Back in the middle ages! I digress...
I planned to crochet the afternoon away in our bedroom...then I went to open the blinds and the dust went flying. I took off the curtains, and the blinds. I took the blinds and took them to the bathroom and in the shower. I got some paper towels and Windex and washed the windows, inside and out. After the windows were clean, I cleaned the blinds, rehung them. Took the curtains to the washer and grabbed the vacuum. What started out as a quiet afternoon turned into a deep cleaning event!
Later I talked to my sweet p. I told her Grandma was pooped. Then she told her Mommy, "Grandma pooped!" Talking about his topic to a two year old is serious business. We straightened out the confusion with lots of laughs. Today I MUST crochet! Wish me luck, and enjoy this beautiful day.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Vive la difference! What a pair.
This week will find me working on a project...crocheting a baby afghan for a friend. It is in parts right now, many many squares that need to be connected. That should keep me off the streets for a while. Have a great week my friends and thank you for stopping by. I so appreciate your kind comments. Enjoy this beautiful day.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
OK my friends and creative contemporaries...what do you think of these? There are 12 panels, one for each month listing what veggies are in season. They are large, 21 inches by 17 inches. There is no manufacturer on the salvages, and all of my searches have turned up nothing similar. I got all 12 of the panels for $2.99 at the local thrift. They are so cool... now, what can I do with them? Pillows, dishcloths, wall hangings, a quilt perhaps...
I told my honey that I need to start sewing and stop acquiring more fabric for a while. I love the thrill of the hunt, and fabric that is just dollars a yard, but now is the time to put the sewing pedal to the metal.
Thanks for stopping by my friends and enjoy this beautiful day.
Monday, September 8, 2014
I did some thrifting and scored some cool stuff that I will show you soon. Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of your kind comments. Take care my friends and enjoy this beautiful day.
Friday, September 5, 2014
We took a mental health day this week and ended up at the beautiful Edwards Orchard in Poplar Grove Illinois. With just a few of the leaves turning, it was s perfect day to visit.
By the rivers gently flowing Illinois, Illinois
O'er thy prairies verdant growing, Illinois, Illinois
Comes an echo on the breeze
Rustling through the leafy trees,
and these mellow tones are these, Illinois.
I love that song and recently found a beautiful folksy version on itunes. I learned this song in grade school and it is rarely sung, except by me! ;-)