Monday, February 21, 2011


Well, this blog post began before lunchtime and it is now 10pm.  Alas, how the day goes past, quickly.

The grandchildren arrived shortly after noon.  We had a brief visit and got everyone settled and then headed off to the aquarium.  I haven't been there in years and years.  Great fun.

The day started sunny so I took a couple more photos of some of my inherited sewing paraphenalia. (oh, oh, how do you spell that word - perhaps I shouldn't use it if I can't spell it)
A lovely little sewing kit, with thread and painted leather thimbles

Another pretty sewing kit

Small silver thimble housed in this little basket

I have been doing a bit of sewing.  Friend Laura gave me a beautiful rainbow packet of batik's.  So since I do love delectible mountains, thought I'd give this a try.  So far, I'm quite pleased,

I think I like the top layout best.  Your opinions?

Caroline arrives from the Netherlands on Wednesday, so just tomorrow to finish up whatever last minute cleaning I need to do.  Luckily, it isn't much - Neither she nor I particularly care and she says if I don't worry about it then when we arrive at her home in May, she won't have to worry either.  Turn about is indeed fair play.  Life is good.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Oooh, Marne! The "mountains" are gorgeous! It makes me soooo happy to see you using that fabric. It made me happy to buy it, thinking I would use it. But it makes me even happier to see someone who actually knows what she's doing with it & turn it into something truly lovely. Thanks, friend.