...oh what a beautiful morning ~ oh what a beautiful day…
Hello friends & folk!
I am hoping that your morning
is as pretty where you are
...as it is here today ~
I plan on stitching my day away ~
not too often that I get an entire day to do as I please…
and stitching surely pleases me well!
here is where you can find me,
in between a couple of ball-throws to Roxy
(who is adjusting quite-nicely)
and a couple of loads of fresh laundry to be hung in the sunshine.
(although, we may expect a few passing showers this aft)
but I love the rain too, so……
|rocker on my front porch ~|
(please excuse the blue styro at the bottom, we will hopefully soon be siding this old someplace)
I posted previously that I'm working on another sewing roll,
and I definitely will be offering this as a pattern soon ~ hopefully by this evening!!
but, I wanted to share something with you ~
a 'happy accident' if you will…
you know I made some button magnet needle minders a few weeks back,
and I showed you this one of a carved bird that I use to hold my needle:
I tend to keep lots of things in my larger sewing box ~
...strange things like bird feathers, snail shells ~
bits of fabric and wool.
...old photographs too.
This photo (below) shows one of my favorites,
...it shows a some-what stern looking farmwife
(with rouged cheeks)
and she is holding a piece of fabric that she has stitched on…
(hard to see in my photos, but it looks to me like a sampler)
I've nick-named this hard-working woman
"Euphemia Roote" or "Euphie" for short.
I like to keep this photo in my sewing box
and look to it for inspiration…
oh, and this photograph just happens to be a tin-type.
now, the 'happy accident' that I'm referring to…
when I'm finished stitching for the day,
I always take my work off of the hoop
(if I'm using one)
so it doesn't leave a ring on my fabric or crush my stitches…
and I usually just toss my magnetic needle minder into my sewing box as well.
|what stories can you tell me?|
who were you? where did you live? how many children did you have?
did you love to stitch as much as I do?….
This morning, when I opened my sewing box to get out my work,
this was what I found:
my little farmwife was 'holding' my needle minder.
the magnet had attached itself to the tin type photo and made it so much easier for me to find it!
|oh! Thank you so much for your help!|
I thought it was a perfect place to rest my needle minder at the end of my stitching day ~
so from now on that is what I'll do…
ask m'lady for her help in keeping my needle minder safe while I am away from my stitching!
she happily obliged…
|you are most kind my dear.|
Roasted Rosemary Chicken Thighs
Fresh New Potatoes w/ Garlic & Chives
Succotash (Sweet Corn & Baby Lima Beans)
Blueberry Buckle for dessert
Charlie loves his Sunday Dinners with us ~
I love cooking them for him.
Have a most beauty-full day my friends!
* Blessed be *