Friday, July 31, 2009

Blast from the past

Aren't these a blast from the past, right out of the 50's. Mom thinks she bought these at Sears. I can remember when I was little looking at the ballerina. I saw them in some of our old photos recently so Mom dug them out. She keeps everything! (luckily). I show one from the side because they are 3D!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Goodwill Store find

How do you like my little white cabinet? Found it at Goodwill for $2. Paint is a little chippy on the bottom, but I'm gonna leave it that way. Now I have to decide what pretties to put in it.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Crafty tip

I just wanted to pass this along to may or may not know that your blog photos are stored by blogger in Picasa album for you. If you scroll to the bottom of your dashboard page under the column "Tools and Resources" click on "Picasa Web Albums." Once on that page, in the search box in upper right hand corner, if you type Magic Crochet, you will see that many people have pictures of that magazine Magic Crochet. You can find patterns there and see the beautiful pictures and projects that magazine had. Most of you probably know this already, but I just found out on a forum, don't remember where, and thought I would pass along. Also, does everyone know about "The Wayback Machine?" Let me know if you don't..LOL!

Yard sale finds

Didn't find too many bargains this week the three candle holders for 25 cents each. I really like the milk glass one...with the ribbon and pretty candle I think I'll use it at Christmas. I bought the mini cake stand at Homegoods the other week for five bucks. And the glass dome I got from old cheese dish at a yard sale fits it perfectly! I have a crochet hot pad cake,LOL! By the way, I should have shown the whole rose print in the background. I found those at a truck salvage place, the prints were 60 cents each and the mat was 60 cents. I bought several and framed one for Mom. I'm looking for a yard sale frame for mine. Happy weekend!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Apollo 11

Do you remember Apollo 11 and landing on the moon? I'm telling my age, but I remember. Here's a neat website that is going to commemorate the 40 year anniversary of Apollo 11 mission. It is presented by the JF Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. It will go live at about 8 AM Thursday and recreate the launch and go through the landing. You will hear real radio transmissions and much more. Looks like it will be fun..check it out....

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Here's the latest pot holder I've been working on. I don't have the back on it yet. Can you tell I like pink? Look at this pretty crochet pillow pattern. This is in one of the old Magic Crochet magazines I bought at a yard sale recently. I would love to do this, but the patterns in these magazines are charted and I had never used charts before. I've played around with a couple of charted patterns and find it difficult. But I may attempt it!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Visit to the park

Tom took Mom & me to the park in Jamestown. I found an old picture post card of the park in its early days. There have been a lot of changes and the dam is under repair. But it is a really nice park with pool, rides, games and lots of picnic shelters and tables. My dad and his family visited this park when he was young.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Fourth of July

Dad in 1946. Happy 4th of July everyone!