In a previous post, I shared a photo of my great-grandmother's vintage crochet book. Recently I was given some more of her work:
Grapevine square, which matches my dishes, and the two circles below
A close up:
A coverlet or bedspread:
Isn't it amazing? They need a good cleaning, but for approximately 50 years old, are in terrific shape.
I don't normally write bullet posts, but have a lot of little thoughts to share, so here goes:
- In my last writing class, people shared their experiences re-writing a short story of Cinderella. I didn't work on this exercise; I'm not much for fairy tales. Our class is on hiatus through Sept, with an assignment to work on a submission for one of the writing contests posted in magazines.
- Last summer, Chris and I helped with a few animal transports. I've been searching for some to participate in, but there haven't been any for cats in a long time. I do want to encourage anyone interested in helping animals get to their forever homes (or safe foster homes) to check out the yahoo group Dogtransportvolunteers. They post the cat transports as well, and are the largest and most widely-known group. Some transports are specific breed rescues, others are for any dog(s) that needs transportation. If you decide to help out, please let me know about your experiences! It was a rewarding experience for us to drive those small distances and help get cats from kill shelters to no-kill shelters, and the transport organizers are very professional and grateful.
- I finished Glory in Death, the second book in the In Death series by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts). It's a fast, fun read if you like crime suspense, and I am looking forward to seeing Eve Dallas, the detective, marry her millionaire Roarke in the next book, Immortal in Death. I love her wacky best friend Mavis! We all need a Mavis.
- I'm seaming Breton Girl, and am on track to finish by this weekend, my self-imposed deadline. YAY!
Last but not least, I have some paint samples for our front door that I picked up in Cape Cod. I know this is awkward at best, but please feel free to share your opinions. Chris and I are almost decided on a color.
The same swatches, all together
I hope whatever your plans are for Labor Day weekend that you have a great time! Next post I'll have some new projects and yarn, and hopefully a finished Breton Girl!