Saturday, May 31, 2008

Show and Tell....

Printing characters were stored in type cases, trays divided into many compartments to hold the different letters of the alphabet. Today they are quite popular as wall-mounted display cases to show off small collections. Here is mine. I don't really remember where I bought my case - at an antique shop somewhere around here I'm sure. It took me years to collect all the little pieces I have stored inside. My most inexpensive piece was probably a couple of dollars - the most expensive ones were $25.00 each - those being a "hot chocolate pot and cup set (it even has a dish of little caramels)", and a little porcelain doll. The two samplers displayed above the case were ones I bought in Occoquan - a quaint historic town near me. The DMC sign - not sure where I got that either, but I love it!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday Sunday....

Well, it if it Sunday, it must be raining. Seems like out of the past 5 weeks, we have had 4 rainy Sundays. Altho now the sun is starting to peek out at me. I hope to get out for a walk later. Right now, dinner is cooking in the oven, potatoes are boiling on the stove and soon I will sit down to a yummy meal.
The birdies are all flocking around my deck - eating sunflower seeds. The squirrels are sneaking a few (quite a bit) also.... The squirrels get on my nerves at times, but they are quite comical to watch, so I don't mind them all that much. This morning, one was doing back-flips in the back yard, throwing a stick into the air. They also love to jump back and forth through the coiled hose my husband has hanging from the tree!

Monday is coming so quickly - and that means back to work - boooooooo!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Mommy - quit disturbin me!

Well, I was curled up in my basket, sleeping soundly in the warm sun, when my fool Mommy came in to take my picture and flash the flashbulb in my eyes! Geeze, these humans! Meow! (that means - go away lady!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Show and Tell....A Quilting Lady....

I finished stitching her in December of 1999. I decided to frame her in a bit of an "ornate" frame - against the advice of the framer who thought she should be in a more casual frame. But I thought the one I chose suited her perfectly. I have her hanging in my living room - over a table that is filled with some other treasures. After all these years, I still stop and gaze upon her from time to time.