Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Taking a bit of a break while I try and decide where to go with what, what to do with what, what to do next.

Today is so pretty outside that I had to go and take a photo of my lone yellow rose that survived the wind storm.

Originally it was climbing in front of the living room window, I had an arched trellis that had honey suckle growing all over it as well, but the wind storm destroyed it. Kind of ironic that I have this heap of beat up greenery running a muck every where and out of it is this single vine pushing it's head high to hold up a single rose. The honey suckle is blooming out and those vines are just all spread out, which I am sure is just where it will stay becoming ground cover instead of trained climbers.

Now that I have my treasures put away, thought I would post a some photos of the glass ware in hopes that some one might be able to identify the pattern for me. All I know about them is that they are supposed to be depression ware.

I have both stem ware in pink and clear, there are shorter wider ones that my mother has called sherbert glasses. I also have the matching cream and sugar bowl plus a couple of serving pieces as well. Mom would pour ginger ale in the stem ware, put rainbow or orange sherbert in the sherbert glasses and we would play tea party with them. We always had bologna and cheese as well, having to eat bread so we wouldn't get worms. Whole story for another time.

This is another pink piece. Not sure what it is, maybe a sugar bowl, but a large one.

I also have a larger serving bowl with a lid that matches. Have always loved these pieces as they match up with mom's Dessert Rose dishes.

The last piece is from an aunt, not sure if it is actual depression glass, but know that it is probably from the 30's as it was supposed to come from the home place, or the home my mom and her sister's grew up in.

Like I posted, if anyone has any idea what these patterns are called please let me know.

On the another front, the afghan is moving along, slowly, but growing. I am however ready to be done with it. Crochet is so slow for me. Rather, I am slow at crochet. Hubby announced we would be taking a day trip this week end and I will take it along and see how much I can get done. There was a plan for several strips of the yellow and green, but the plans are constantly being revised and shortened. Will see what I actually end up with.

Guess I better sign off now, nothing will get done if I spend the day on the computer. Need to run get some meat for supper as well. Until next time.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Chaos...seeing the light...maybe.

I am now officially in the land of chaos. Boxes of stuff every where and not sure what to do with it all. A week of emotionally draining sorting of things with memories attached. Why do we put so much emotion in to the things, the material things, is a mystery to me. I watch a show on TV about hoarders and know that could easily be what I become. If my hubby goes first that is. LOL

At any rate, one week down, now to spend the next days putting things in a place, finding a place to put the things, and finding my life again. No more working, means no more extra funds which I had gotten used to. A sacrifice I am totally willing to take on. There is no way I would be able to handle all of this and work as well. I have come to the realization that my cooking skills have gotten very rusty while working. I have discovered how unorganized I am at home as well. All of which I need to work on along with getting things put away. I do have a place for my ceramic figures that I made for my dad. Seeing a chair my dad used was a big enough problem for one son, wonder what he will feel when he sees the deer head and figures.

One bonus, having a week in a house with no TV, no internet, gave me some work time on the afghan I am crocheting. I changed hook sizes, so the new part looks a little odd, but I am not frogging this thing. I hate the colors, John Deere colors because little grand son liked John Deere but of course he has out grown that phase before I could get it finished. I noticed a stitch on the on the wrong side of the design, but have decided that it will be my humility stitch. Similar to the humility block in a quilt. Humility to remind us that only Jesus was perfect. The afghan has been a work in progress, a really simple design in fact, but due to my "humility" stitches in more than one place, I have modified the design some what. It definitely won't be the quality that would sell, but will be excellent quality for a charity. Have no idea who would want the charity project, it is too long to be a lap robe, too long to be a child's afghan for Linus Project or similar, but I am sure that some where it is needed or I would not have been led to finish it. I found out long ago, once I learned that craftsmanship is my gift from God, that God always has a destination for every item I create. No matter how long it takes to make it, and I may have to put it up in the closet for a while, but there will always be some place for it to go, for someone that needs it, show up.

Well, playing around on the computer is not getting anything done. And I have a lot to do. to my email and then to the kitchen to sort cabinets and empty boxes.