Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Bags and More Bags

Somehow I just can't stop making bags. While my sister-in-law was here recently, we worked on some sewing projects, and these are two of the items I created. Bev brought her super-computerized sewing machine, her serger, AND her embroidery machine all the way down from Redding. It looked like a sweat shop in our living room!

First we worked on recycled wool items and I made this backpack:

I made a couple more recycled wool items, but I can't show them here yet because they're going to be Xmas presents.

We had a ball painting canvas and stamping it with foam stamps and acrylic paint, them made some of it into canvas totes:

I'm using this one for a knitting bag, but the other canvas I painted will also become some Xmas gifts. Hey, I've got to do SOMETHING with all this stuff I make!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Wow, What a Yard Sale Surprise

I bought a little box of some vintage postcards at a yard sale the other day, and when I went through them, I found this little gem in the bottom of the box:

It looks to me like a cashier's check from 1840 for $1000, and it's never been cashed. Now I need to get somebody who knows something about antique documents to take a look at this for me. If you know anyone . . .

I Learned Cables!

I finally learned how to knit cables. Just finished this simple scarf, and I'm anxious to get on to more intricate cable patterns using smaller neeedles.