Friday, September 30, 2011

I Was Featured!

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Well, I was featured, along with some others, does that count?

We will be selling at the Roses and Rust Vintage Market on October 8th. It is in Anderson, Ca.

Look here.

Yep, that me, third one down. With a picture of some of the items we had for sale at Moss Landing in July. We were invited back and we have been setting aside special treasures to sell there. Check it out and tell me what you all think.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

More About Ironing

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Those of you that were so kind as to respond about my ironing...

Well, years ago, I had an ironing job. It was for my aunt. She paid me 15 cents for each item I ironed. I got pretty good at it, turning out what she allowed me to iron - flannel shirts mostly. It took a lot of shirts to make a dollar though. You can tell how long ago this was...

I did get it done (except for two things that aren't my favorite things anyway), but, there will always be more, and, as soon as I do more laundry, there it is. I could do a few at a time, but I need to set up the ironing board in the kitchen and it takes up space. And, it aggravates an old injury... enough whining, have to go vacuum...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I Hate Ironing

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Well, that said, it doesn't make me feel any better.  I am working my way through a mound of clothing. It's funny, I don't like to iron, but I want my clothing to look like it has been cared for.

I play a little game with myself. I say, "Do ten items, then you can reward yourself with a break, a cup of coffee, look at some blogs, have lunch, etc."  That works most of the time.

Well, enough of a break for now. I need to get back to work. I make myself do these household tasks before I get to "play" - in the form of sewing, quilting, or a new project that I want to do.

I always said - "We are awfully dirty, or awfully clean to have this much laundry"

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Giveaway time

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I know, I really should do a giveaway, but I have issues with  "who would want what you have to giveaway?"

Anyway, I do know that you would want this incredible sign that is being given away by

The Vintage Bricoleur
     (can I say that I have know her forever...?)

This sign was also made by a good friend

You should go to the link on this page for all the details

A great way to see what is current and win something also.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

We Went North... To Alaska

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Mr and I have always wanted to go North

The opportunity came and we decided to seize the day and take an Alaskan cruise.
(I really should crop that picture, it makes me look fat... well, fatter.)

As far as gold up thar in those hills, it is probably in the pockets of the cruise lines, but Alaskan are such nice people.

We started out in Seatle and sailed away.

Some of the highlights for me were quilt stores

And antique shops.

Although if we had found something in the one we were able to visit, we would have had no room to bring it home, we were packed to the gills.

And, of course, the all-you-can-eat buffet. What is there not to like?
A watermelon carved into a beautiful blossom at the buffet.

Medenhal Glacier was so awesome.

And, the dinner outdoors, after, was so delicious.

We met many people along the way, but I didn't take their pictures.
This was awesome fish and chips in Ketchikan, better than any meal on the ship.

I was only sea-sick a little... those acupressure straps on my wrists did the trick (or at least my imagination thought they did)

It was a once in a life-time trip and we are so glad that we went.

Now, on to real-life and selling at our shows.

Hope you are having a great day --- til next time.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Upcoming Mes Amis

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Whoa! I did it. I wanted you all to see the advertisement for this show, and here it is.

Held in Old town Roseville, it is a place to visit and shop. Hand-picked vendors (we got picked!)

Held this fall on Saturday, September 17 - come if you can, you won't be sorry.

Blogger has redesigned some of its elements (and I was just getting really used to the other way...)

I am going to "missing in action" for a few days -- Mr and I are going "North - To Alaska!"
See you all when we return.