Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I remember that first earth day (yes I am that old!) I was in Junior High and the big plan was for people to walk home instead of riding the bus to be good to the environment. I called my Mom and asked if I could participate, she said no. Now I'm sure her answer had something to do with the fact that it was a three mile walk, that involved crossing a highway and a railroad track. But I only saw it as unfair that I couldn't do what I wanted, so I "accidentally" missed the bus! Being environmentally conscious was harder than I thought. Not only did it take forever for me to get home but I got in trouble too.
As an adult, I try to be good to our earth. I recycle paper products, bottles, cans; I have been buying re-useable items so I don't have so much trash. And of course the buying and selling of vintage items is a fun way to reuse and recyle . What do you do?
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I found the vintage kittens found at two different sales. They sit on my desk so I can see them every day. The kitten reading the book is sitting on a little bitty vintage doily.
The wood boxes belonged to my
DH's grandmother and great-
grandmother. They sit on top of my dresser. His grandmothers used them to hold sewing items. I have vintage sewing items in one and vintage desk items in the other (all from his family as well!). The book was a find at an auction and I have a small collection of advertising rulers. Only one is showing in the photo but the rest are laying down in front of the boxes.
A very dear friend of a friend made this quilt for me using scraps that my Mom had been saving her whole adult live to make a quilt! There are fabrics in it the my grandmother had left from clothes she made as well as fabric left from clothes my Mom made. I can still remember the outfits that some of the scraps came from.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
My friend Marilyn and I went to a family run estate sale yesterday. Here are the fun things I came home with.
I pick up zippers whenever I find them for a friend who makes sewing kits for a mission in Africa. The mission is teaching women and young girls to support themselves by learning how to sew, embroider, knit etc.