Thursday, August 11, 2011

I Must Have Something I Could Be Doing...

Boy, I'm chatty this week. I must have too much to do around the house before we go on our abbreviated vacation/second wedding reception trip/formal family photo sitting {ugh} to Maine. Not chatty enough for a real post though.

Here are a few things that caught my eye recently that I didn't put on pinterest. I don't post to pinterest often--mostly because I don't actually surf the internet enough--but it's a fabulous place to say, "hey, I like this." I may try to convert my mom when I see her on the av/swrt/ffps{u}. Then maybe someone will buy me the Miu Miu shoes I fell head over heels in love with. Or not.
  • "Your Crafts are not Renegade Enough for the Renegade Craft Fair" at McSweeney's. Which is a funny version of some of the points I've tried to make about Kid's Today reinventing wheels. {ht to Adrienne}
  • Hand-embroidered retro-style travel pillows. I'd love to have a small collection in the map room (study). I'd even pay that price not to have to embroider them myself! {via Pink Loves Brown}
  • Tea cozy contest in Australia. Here's the pull quote: "There was even a cross-stitched cosy from a male entrant who said he started his project at school more than 50 years ago." F-I-F-T-Y years to finish a project. I look like Speedy Gonzales all of a sudden. I appreciate you, sir.
Many thanks for the comments on my recent finishes, especially the patriotic needlebook. I can't take any credit for the style of it. All props go to The Silver Needle staff, Mona especially. All I had to do was figure out how to link each piece with the fabric hinges, where to put those straps and this ribbon, and which direction everything should face. I didn't have to cut mat board or batting or sew any of the fabric hinges. Even the ribbon was cut to the right size. They made it so easy!

This house isn't going to clean itself and my bags aren't even packed. Ta for now.

10 comments:

Lee said...

Don't they still sell souvenir hankies like that? The next time I'm headed east, I'm going to check for them in one of the PA turnpike rest stops...They're certainly not as nice as an all embroidered pillow, but the look would be similar.

The Queen Bee said...

Nobody can drag a simple housework task out as long as me. Each step must be rewarded with some computer or stitching time. Washing the kitchen floor takes days. (Mind you, it's really a multi room floor, but still. It's turned into a joke around here.) Bag packing, on the other hand, no problem. Love to have some place to be going.

Good luck.

Pam

Anonymous said...

YES YES to the shoes. I wear a nine so if someone is buying? I have one Mui Mui handbag but no shoes.

Have fun on your trip.

Love the garden path.

Mary in TN

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for that first link, I've been giggling away at some of the other items on the site. Esp the "Bands you liked in the 80s" article. And the open letters.

Sherry :o) said...

Have a wonderful trip, Anna! Fifty years - wow, a lot of us are speedy compared to that!

RuthB said...

Have fun on your adventure -- I must say you've made me feel so much better... 50 years. Wow. I want to send that guy a thank you note --- should only take me 2-3 years to get that written.

Mary said...

Oh my goodness - those beautiful shoes!

Mary in MN

Hannah - City Stitcher said...

Fifty years, I feel so much better about the 7 it's taken me so far to do the Kiss... I feel so bad about that I've even stopped referring to it as a UFO. That man I salute you!

Alice said...

Wow. The fifty year tea cozy guy can come hang out here! It's kind of like hoe having a chunkier friend makes you look better! Lol Speedy Gonzales.

Jenna said...

Those shoes are mega-cute, but I'm too rough on patent leather. I prefer something I can polish all of the scuffs out of. I'm really starting to get into heels now, my husband's height be damned! :)