This weekend I went online to an auction and purchased 7 beautiful vintage dresses. They cost $10 and $20, which was a steal for all that fabric. I bought them for their lace, each one is covered with it. This is vintage lace, hard to come by and quite expensive, as my fellow bloggers well know. The problem is that the dresses represent a part of history, and though they have a few rips and stains, they are in good shape. Now I am reluctant to take them apart. That is my dilemma. I will have to wait to see what they actually look like when they get here, as they haven't shipped yet.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
A person shouldn't have this much fun, but I'll take it just the same. I am spending so much time felting, loving the feel of the wool and silk, the colors, trying new patterns. These are some of my latest fun jackety shawls.
I would love to share felting ideas together, so come sit in my little cafe and have a chat with me.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
This summer didn't start until the middle of July. Every time that I would start to get my flowers to plant in my lonely outdoor flower pots it would be very cold or it would be pouring rain. That happened over and over until I was almost ready to give up, almost... Then overnight, literally, no kidding, it went from 65 degrees to the mid 90s. It was unbelievable. Now it was way too hot to be outside doing any planting. The heat, 95 to 100, lasted for 5 days. No way was I going to plant flowers in that. Then last weekend the hot spell broke and I raced to my local nursery. I was almost ready to take anything that would grow I was so ready. I was so ready that I spent way over my budget, but had a wonderful time brightening up the gardens after waiting for so long.
While I was waiting to plant flowers I continued with my obsession, felting. No matter how pretty it is outside, I have to spend some time making something out of felt. I have xontinued on with my new pattern and made several more of what I am calling " Jackety Shawls." They are so easy and fun to wear. You can just slip them on and take off to run errands. The colors are tons of fun, and they can be dressed up with wonderful silks, or be more casual. The red one above has burnout silk in it. The blue one above that is made on black silk chiffon, and the last one below is made with an iridescent rust colored silk. They are all beautiful in their own ways.
Monday, July 12, 2010
My computer was getting very slow and also starting to get very cranky, so I decided to get a new tower for my PC. I did this without a lot of thought as to the ramifications and did I ever pay for my thoughtlessness. My new tower did not support my small, outdated wireless adapter that allows me to get internet. I had "upgraded" from Windows XP to Windows 7 and most of my software did not work. But now most of that is in the past and I am able to reorganize all of my computer stuff, if I take the time to do it.