Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Happy Friday the 13th!
Members of the anti-superstition party walking underneath a bad luck ladder. Notice the umbrella opened, the number 13 twice, a black cat and a sign stating everyone must walk under this ladder.
A man happily breaking a mirror with a hammer at the anti-superstition party of 1940.
I think I will do without all the bad luck and stay away from anti-superstition partys also If I see a ladder I will no doubt walk around it. Do any of you guys give into superstitions? I don't have any problem being a tad bit superstitious giving into a few like if I spill salt, I always take a pinch and toss it over my left shoulder. These guys are just insane!
I hope you all have the luckiest friday ever!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Thank you again for all of your lovely comments on my last post, I was smitten by all of the sweet and thoughtful responses. Also I just wanted to point out I have yet to make anything out of those paticular patterns but do not worry, now that I have my handy sewing book to reference I will be diving in to more difficult patterns very soon.
I stumbled upon these beauts via one of my favorite blogs Letters from the Home Front, its so fascinating to own a piece of history, especially from an organization dedicated to saving lives since 1881 like the Red Cross.
1940's Velvet Red Cross Peep Toes $58 Adelinesattic
1940's White Satin Red Cross Peep Toes $38 tigerluxe
1940's Red Cross First Aid Text-Book, 1st Edition $9 TheFancyLamb
WWI Red Cross Pin $4 PassingItOn
Sewing Made Easy 1959, yet to be made vintage patterns from my collection.
I love to sew and I am not to shabby but I am self taught, everything I know about sewing I have learned on my own (well there was that week in 8th grade Home Ec where we sewed a snake, weird huh?). Over the years I have been collecting patterns well not really more like hoarding patterns, but any who these gorgeous patterns seldomly get used and that is so very very wrong. Shame on me!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
When Blue and Jumper were found they were about 5-6 days old completely furry, with eyes closed and ears back, seldomly moving. Now they are getting stronger, standing up, pushing with their feet, reaching their neck out to look for the other one or food. They are just growing up so fast, the first night I had them I was so worried they wouldnt make it, so many dont, but these little guys are tough as nails and cute as buttons.
For right now I am the only one that comes in contact with them, because they are wild animals they need a quiet area with really no human interaction except feedings. When they are released into the wild they should have no interest in myself or others but just hop into the woods to grow up, sad for me but its whats right for them. I probably will cry.
If you find a wild baby bunny nest it is actually best for them to leave the nest alone. When worried about the mother being gone or killed, take two twigs and make an X untop of the covered nest and if in 4-7 hours the twigs are disturbed the mother is near by and they will be perfectly fine. The mother stays away from the nest to keep predators at bay.
Friday, November 6, 2009
My first stop was my favorite goodwill down the street from my house. This is not just your ordinary goodwill its a discount center, its the place unsold goodwill items go to die. Alot of the stuff is broken, empty or missing almost every component but now and then I find a gem or 2 or like today, 5 gems for a steal of a price.