Saturday, July 26, 2008
And polishing silver that my grandmother found in an old house that she bought and gave to me (over 4 years ago but, hey, sometimes getting around to polishing a bunch of flatware takes some time!)
And getting to use my teakettle (finally — it took 3 weeks to get here after we shipped it back from Oklahoma).
And making use of one of my wonderful berry bowls I bought from Melissa!
And then, just because it doesn't fit in at all with anything else that I did today, I've been playing Thirteen with P while we watch Arrested Development. I don't think that it could have been a more random (or productive, really) Saturday so I'll just leave you with my set of pictures.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Up at the top there, it says "Prices effective through June 1,1975". Not that it has anything to do with the length of time this project has been waiting for completetion, but I also get a kick out of the line below that that reads, "Dear Sirs: Please send me the handsome hardwood frame as pictured on this package. . ." Now THAT'S marketing! I feel convinced that I must have this "handsome" frame! Too bad it's 30 years too late for it.
Isn't the embroidery the cutest though! And I love that my mom made it for me when I was a baby. Maybe it's a little late to be for baby me but I'm still going to enjoy it to it's fullest. And when I get around to getting a frame made for it, I'll even hang it on the wall. Surely it will take me less than 30 years to get it framed. But you never do know! Maybe by the time my mother finishes the other little girl that she started at the same time as this one, I will have managed to have the 2 frames made.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Vintage Paper Swap at Abbey Goes Design Scouting
Art of the Note: Gocco Swap at cloth.paper.string
Sunday, July 13, 2008
This is (maybe) be my version of the Cashmere Cowl No. 2 from purlbee. It's being done with the Koigu Premium Merino (kpm). I hope I finish it because, as unlikely as it seems now, it will one day be cold again and I like the idea of having a cowl AND a scarf that match and I can wear together for the walk to work.
And this one is from a building near the same intersection.
Friday, July 11, 2008
I promise that I will soon stop putting up long posts about my trip to Oklahoma (we got back almost a week ago, already!) and I will stop making titles for these posts containing exclamation points. But I must do this post first. It is just NOT an option to leave this part of the trip out. Discoveryland! Rural Oklahoma! Rogers and Hammerstein! "Wild West" kitsch! And not to mention a great big fantastic dose of Judd, the surly farmhand. AND, on top of all of that, we got to go with some very good old friends. So I'll leave it at that and a series of photos. Please keep in mind that the whole show is outdoors and full of real horses and gunshot. Do not be alarmed!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
My mom's collection of lids. From 1973. . .
Blanching the peaches beforehand (we left them in the hot water for about 1 minute and then dunked them in cold water).
Oklahoma honey too! I feel very local-farm-supporting. This seems to have come from down the street from my college.
The vintage lids out of their box.
I really liked the recipes (one spiced and one not) I used here. They seemed pretty simple to me and I LOVE the jam that resulted. I don't know yet how well it will keep but all of the little buttons on the jars popped down so we'll see. If anyone has any tips, please be sure to let me know!