Sunday, October 19, 2008

There Was An Egg, A Pincushion, and An Award, But Not in That Order

A big thank you to Susie for the Best Friends award. I "met" Susie through blogland and we have much in common. New friends are the best! These little buttons tickle my fancy. I'm sending my love and this award to some new friends with blogs that I really enjoy...Kathryn, Lace Hearts, Sher, and an "old" friend whose blog I have enjoyed for some time, Connie.

This sweet pincushion was a quick and easy project. I hope to make a few more for the gift stash. The best parts are picking out the color combinations and finding a cute button. Since this was a test for the pattern it's not too exciting, but the ideas are flooding my brain for future pincushions.

Emily, Sherry and I spent all day Saturday at an antique flea market/Joann Fabrics excursion in Ann Arbor. No pics of the roadtrip, but a few good buys and three tired girls. I found three vintage knitting books and an old darning egg. I've always wanted a darning egg...not sure why, I haven't darned a sock in a while. This one looks relatively smooth...I don't think the former owner darned many either.

Thrifting has never been my cup of tea, but I have a daughter that, literally since she was a very little girl, has loved anything old. As my sister-in-law held Emily for the first time at just three weeks old, she said, "this baby has such a nice aura." She was right, and Emily's love of vintage is just another lovely quality about her.

Sweet Susie has also book tagged me. I am supposed to turn to page 56 of any closeby book, start at the 5th sentence and post the next couple of paragraphs. Here goes...

"How are you, Syd?" he asked. "It is a veritable age since I saw you last. We have brought a stack of messages from home, some from Lauren, a dozen or more from your mother, one or two from Kit, one from your father-but I cannot for the life of me recall a single one of them. Can you, Ralf?"

"Something about wearing woolens in the damp weather, at a wager," Ralf said with a grin. "Of course I do not remember. The ladies will, though. You had better come and meet the people you do not already know, Syd. Ah, here comes Christine. Have you met our formidable duchess?"

As a sidenote, I would love to know how to change the color of my text while posting (I know how to change it for the whole blog), and also how to get my text centered on the page. I have looked in all the different places on the "dashboard" and such, but still I'm in the dark.

**New Edit**
Well dear friends, I managed to figure out the problem I was having with some help from Susie and Emily. Now I am able to post a little more efficiently. I won't go into all the details 'cause if I did you may think I don't have all my marbles :)

or laundry and catch up. I'm working four days this week and have two doctor appointments for Mom. Until next time, I wish for you peace in your soul and a good project in your hands.

May the peace of the Lord be with you always, Amen.


Susie Homemaker said...

Oooh, I love your darning egg...I remember my "Old Ma" using one to darn all the family's socks...she even used a lightbulb from time to time...I love talking to you...memories seem to come flooding back. Funny, isn't it?

I am able to change the color of my font right on the new post page I am writing...if yours looks the same,
up at the top near where you see the icon for adding the links, you will see a small block with colored is just slightly to the left of the link on it. It will come up with all the colors to choose from...then you just click on the color you want. Hope this helps...

Blessings to you during what sounds to be a busy week...

Your Friend,

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Happy Sunday! Lovely post and I love the pincushion.

glorv1 said...

I really like that pin cushion, and thrift shopping is a lot of fun sometimes. I'm starting to do that again. Have a great day.

Wool Winder said...

I have a collection of darners--some old and some new. I have never darned a sock, but if a pair I knit ends up with a hole, I'm ready.

Kathryn said...

Thankyou Amy for my mention in your post, it was sweet of you.
Love the pin cushion, and speaking of buttons, I love buttons.. yes .. to the point that I went to a little button museum here in Melbourne, and you could buy some too. Walked out with a big smile and $50.00 lighter in my purse.
Take Care
Kathryn x

YayaOrchid said...

What a lovely pincushion, Amy! Love the fabric colors. Sounds like such a fun outing with your friends. I love antiques, but I've never bought any.

I really like those magazines you found. And that darning egg..I'd never heard of such a thing! Sounds!

Susie Homemaker said...

YAY! Your in living color!!! I will keep your secret forever :)


Kathryn said...

Amy Back again, thanks for the lovely award.
Kathryn in the Loft

Susie Homemaker said...

I went back and looked at your post with the paint chip "oleander", pretty...I had read that at the time...I was just a lurker back then...heehee!

Good Night my friend!

Lace hearts said...

How lovely of you - I'm really touched. I love getting awards. I'll post about it as soon as I get time. Haha! I think the pincushion has worked really well, and I expect to see lots of colourful blog text in future! Hope you're having a good week. x

Smockity Frocks said...

I'm so sorry I never responded to your email! It was in the midst of our moving madness.

Thank you for this award! You are very thoughtful!