Saturday, June 25, 2011

Help! What Are These Things?

Alright all you knowledgeable vintage folks out there, I need some help identifying what is this thing?  Fiber and knitting, crochet folks, read further down for helping me identify some fibers I bought too.

Bought it in a consignment shop for $3.00 along with the Bakelite crochet hooks below.  It was all in a sewing basket, but I only wanted these pieces.

Yes, I crochet too.  These are more for fine detail work.

Need help here too.  What is this?  All you fiber folks, take a look at this lot and let me know what it might be.  Bought this lot for $1.99 and would like to make something with it.

This is incredible soft and lightweight.  The two bundles appear hand gathered, if that makes any sense, not like how you buy fibers from the store.

This multi-colored pink, yellow, and white fiber bundle was tucked into the same bag, and I know what this is.

Found this gem.  A large spool of white cotton thread, great for all my tag making. 
Found some more really pretty fiber.

If you have friends that are into fibers, please ask them to let me know what a few of these things are, I sure would appreciate it.

Oh yeah, for some reason I am unable to respond to every ones postings.  With my new computer system that runs Bing, Blogger won't recognize me.  I get blocked.  So until I can figure this out, don't think I have been ignoring you all.

Thanks for the help.


Thursday, June 23, 2011


Bill and I adventured out to a new area of town in Gainesville today.  You may not think it is a big deal, but when you live out in the country, exploring and finding new places to eat and shop can be fun.  We had a late breakfast at a place called The Flying Muffin.  All I can say are the grits are the most amazing I have ever had, and I've eaten a lot of grits.  These had sharp white cheese in them.  Yum!

We then strolled over to a French pasty shop called Uppercrust.

The minute you open the doors you are overcome with the smell of herbs and fresh baked bread.  The back wall behind the counter was lined with French Pain aux Noix, baguettes, French Pain de Campagne Rustique, Epi, the variety of breads were overwhelming.  We chose this rosemary herb baguette for dinner tonight and will have it with a bottle of our Running Waters wine.  (Yes, I make wine as well.)

Freshly made pastries, croissants, scones, and cookies are lined up front and center in the glass display cases.  I would have had a picture here of two chocolate chip cookies, but we ate them in the car before we got home.

Teas, wines and other imported goods from France and Italy lined the other wall.  It reminded Bill and I of our adventure out on the backstreets and shops of Venice, Italy.

I picked up this can of Harney & Sons tea called Midsummer's Peach.  It is a decaffeinated black tea with peach flavorings.  More than likely, I'll have mine iced!  Love the canister too.

Have a blessed day,


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summertime Tag Series

I'm having fun making these Summertime Tags.

We have butterflies everywhere in the garden and orchard this year.  They are so pretty and wanted to include them as part of this series.  I designed these tags titled Butterfly KISSES in black and hot pink colors and printed them out on my laser printer.  Then I hand-stamped the butterfly in black ink and hand applied the the cotton candy pink ink on the wings.

The magnolia trees are blooming here in the South.  The From the HEART series I did captures the beauty of the flower on this vintage looking tag set.

With all this heat, it is time to escape to the beach and walk the seashore.

This series of tags has the theme of beach, seashore, and seashells.  I like the pearl on the seashell tag, it adds a little dimension to the piece.  Also, the aquamarine colors on the starfish tags remind me of the seaside.

Hope you enjoyed this Summertime tag series.