Lucky find!

Before all the stores shut down (again) for COVID I decided to get in a thrifting fix. I lucked out and found a pristine table cloth for $4! That is about 3 US dollars.

I think it is beautiful (even though it is quite old school!) and the amount of work makes me feel a tad guilty that I got it for only $4!

A Woody Woodpecker story

I forgot to tell you the story of the a yellowhammer woodpecker who crashed into a window last September when I was at the old jail.

Three of us were standing and chatting when suddenly we heard a thud. One of my companions saw that it was a bird that crashed into a window and it was laying on the ground after a 3 story fall.

I don’t know how he survived. But there he lay, panting and stunned.

We offered him some water in the little bottle cap but he wasn’t interested.

As he perked up and looked like he’d make it, we all started taking photos. Then we got a stick to see if he’d perch. We knew his wings were fine because he was moving them but we were not sure about his legs. If he could perch, he’d be fine. Surprisingly, he was very willing to perch on the stick.

We wanted to get him off the ground and away from any beasts that would do him harm, so we moved him to a tree.

He never did jump onto the tree. He just flew away. And we gave a cheer.

The end.

New family photos!

I bought myself some new photos for my collection. Hope you enjoy.

Looks like a nice little family photo!

Any thoughts on what that ball on a post thing is between the two reclining men?

Here is another nice family photo.

I like the ruffles on the skirt.

Here is the back of this photo.

Hope you enjoyed.

A little costume alteration

I don’t sew for others. I have too much anxiety about botching the job in terms of fit or the other person’s vision or the other person’s vision goes against my taste. Example: I want this gown and I want it in hot pink with neon green trim. Eww…

But I did go outside my comfort zone and altered an already existing costume. It was the uniform in this photo…

It no longer fit and so she wanted it enlarged. She had a pair of pants (that also no longer fit) so I was able to use those to enlarge the jacket.

Almost can’t see it!

It turned out well!

Completed project

I made a gift for a friend. I’m hoping to hang onto it till Christmas but I am so pleased with it, I might not be able to wait. Don’t worry, she doesn’t read my blog so no spoilers.

I got the idea and instructions from this YouTube video: scrapbook ideas | how to make 7 different cards for scrapbook | diy scrapbook

I think it is so pretty!

Instead of filling it with photos, I filled it with quotes about friendship.

A recent Friday

A couple of weeks ago, I had a nice day. It was a quiet day at work that was topped off with taking a few of our residents out to the water fountain.

It was a nice day weather wise.

Then after work, I went to a fabric sale which was a fund raiser for the Canadian Costume Museum. I didn’t need more fabric so I was good and only bought one chunk.

I have no idea what I will do with it.

I wasn’t totally good though….

I bought…

scissor holder
Pin cushion
Thimble holder
Thread winder

All of these things will go together to make a seamstress chatelaine.

I bought a helper for my sewing table.

A sewing bird

I also bought a real antique. Any guesses what it is?

I’ll show you. You pull on the loop to pull out the insides.

The two dangly, blurry bits are crochet hooks.

Select the one you want and fold the other one back. Slide the chosen hook back into the handle and ta-da! A crochet hook.

These hooks are microscopic! Basically the thread would be sewing thread thickness. I don’t know if my old eyes will be able to manage this!

Good day, wasn’t it!