Monday, February 20, 2017

Vintage Images

Copyright-free, from Dover.  Who can resist a bagpipe-playing spaniel?

Saturday, February 18, 2017


Friday, February 17, 2017

Quote Of The Day

The dog is a gentleman; I hope I go to his heaven, not man's. ~ Mark Twain

Thursday, February 16, 2017


found on FB

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sleeping With The Enemy

Poor duck.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hairpin Lace - Curtain Tiebacks from 1953

From the January, 1953 issue of Workbasket magazine.  Two pages of instructions are on my Flickr account.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Vintage Images - More Valentines

Romantic Edwardian images, copyright-free from Dover.

Saturday, February 11, 2017


Friday, February 10, 2017

Quote Of The Day

image from Pinterest

He drew a circle that shut me out -
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle and took him in! ~ Edwin Markham

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Son of Life's Little Mysteries Dep't

What is it with cats and twist ties?

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tatting - Earrings from 1953

From Workbasket magazine, January 1953.  One page of instructions can be found on my Flickr account.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017


Friday, February 3, 2017

Quote Of The Day

image from Pinterest

One who is proud of ancestry is like a turnip; there is nothing good of him but that which is underground. ~ Samuel Butler

Thursday, February 2, 2017


Another show of hands for everyone who's ever tried to make up a bed with a German Shepherd helping.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Junior Workbasket - Monograms

I've been at such a white-hot level of fury these past three days that I completely forgot to post my usual Tuesday vintage project.  Here you go, from the January, 1953 issue of Workbasket magazine -- something for the Junior Workbasket readers.  

"Imagine what fun it would be to write thank you notes on your very own monogrammed stationery!  It isn't as hard as it sounds, either..."

Instructions for monograms, a project using old Christmas cards, and making a piggybank from an empty peanut-butter jar can be found on my Flickr account.

Matthew 19:14

I received an email this morning, from a relative whose son was adopted from Central America:

The saddest part is that XXX is very aware of the President's plan for a wall and is upset. He feels unwanted and disliked by the president. Where he idolized President Obama because that was the only president he has ever known and he felt they looked alike!  He asked us why the new president doesn't like him, I did a poor job of trying to convince him that the president would love him if he ever met him.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Vintage Images - WPA National Park Service Poster

Enjoy them while we still have them.

Saturday, January 28, 2017