THE WEDDING-NEW RUG FROM AN OLD PATTERN-FAMILY NEEDLEWORK-EGGS

3 06 2014

HELLO

WEDDING

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DAVE AND LAUREN

A NEW RUG FROM AN OLD PATTERN

Over the years I have bought rug patterns thinking that I would get around to doing them someday.  I really don’t  remember why I bought this pattern.

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 It’s not that it’s not a nice pattern but it really isn’t something I would do.  So today I am drawing a new pattern on the back of it and will bring this to work on at the Shelburne Farmers Market.  After finding more handspun yarn and scouring the internet for some ideas I have come up with and idea for the border anyway.  It should use up a lot of yarn.

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I have decided to do the border with dyed purple llama yarn and the inside of the rug in stripes of lots of colors, most of which will be incorporated in the circles in the border.  I have marked lines across the center to make sure that I maintain a straight line.  I made a small similar rug and realized halfway up that the line somehow wasn’t straight anymore.  This should help me to keep it going straight.

FAMILY NEEDLEWORK

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I remember seeing this  piece as a child in my Aunt Delia’s hope chest.  Always packed away.  This wasn’t my mother’s taste so it was never out.  I am going to hang

it in my upstairs bathroom.  I think the piece  was done by one of my Aunts.  It is done on a bath towel and could have been done as a baby present for my birth.  There was a washcloth with it.  It needs some repair work done on the basket and a small hole sewed but its doable.  On both sides of my family women worked with their hands,  Sewing,embroidery,dressmaking crocheting and knitting. 

EGGS

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This morning there were 9 eggs in the nest boxes.  It seems that I am getting over a dozen eggs every two days.  It’s really a great number seeing that most of the hens are over 5 years old.

Many thanks for reading my blog on this wonderful warm day.  I hope you have a lovely day.  Carole

 





THE CAKE-CHURCH PICTURES-A SWEET FIND

2 06 2014

HELLO

 

THE CAKE

The three-tiered cake was my  by my neighbor Christa of FUNK SHUN fame.  She was at one time part owner of Second Street Bakery in Turners Falls.  Making cakes and pastries to die for.  She is now baking at The Peoples Pint.  She will make cakes for your special occasion call her at FUNK SHUN.

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THE CHURCH

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AM OLD PUMP ORGAN

AN OLD PUMP ORGAN

 

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On the end of each aisle was Lilacs and other assorted flowers and Lilac flowers were scattered near the isles.  The smell in the church was wonderful.

 

A SWEET FIND

When looking through some boxes of yarn the other day I found this wonderful box of Angora and mohair yarn.  The price on the box was $.69.  A friend had given me this a long time ago.  I think I will use them for slipper sock tops.  I will have a very warm pair of slippers for next winter.

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THE ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT

THE ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT

 

 

The Eastern Textile Company is still in Greenfield and called The Textile Company.  They don’t sell yarn anymore but they are my favorite place to buy fabric.  This wool is over 50 years old and came from my friend Lenny.

 

Many thanks for reading my blog and I hope you had a lovely day.  Carole