Monday, January 30, 2017

Vintage Images - WPA National Park Service Poster

Enjoy them while we still have them.

Saturday, January 28, 2017


Thursday, January 26, 2017


Life imitates typing tests.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Paper Craft -- A Rooster for Chinese New Year

From those crafty folks at Canon -- Jinnian Kuei Lo!

Saturday, January 21, 2017


Friday, January 20, 2017

Quote Of The Day

Truth is at variance with our natures, but not so error; and for a very simple reason.  Truth requires us to recognize ourselves as limited, but error flatters us with the belief that in one way or another we are subject to no bounds at all. ~ Goethe.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Online Bookshelf - Caldecott's The Three Jovial Huntsmen

And some jovial illustrations, too, including a pig who looks quite full of himself.  A free download from Project Gutenberg.

Saturday, January 14, 2017


Friday, January 13, 2017

I've Discovered The Secret To Eating At My Favorite Indian Restaurant And Emerging With My Amour Propre Intact

image from Pinterest

Wear a shirt the same color as chicken korma.

Quote Of The Day

People can say what they like about eternal verities, love and truth and so on, but nothing's as eternal as the dishes. ~ Margaret Mahy

Thursday, January 12, 2017


Monday, January 9, 2017


I don't know which one did it -- but I crated both dogs when I left for town this morning, and when I got back home Chunk was waiting for me at the back door.

Mind you, none of them have opposable thumbs.

Saturday, January 7, 2017


Friday, January 6, 2017

Quote Of The Day

image from The Graphics Fairy

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee. ~ anonymous 19th century traveler, Madison, Indiana

Thursday, January 5, 2017


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Knitting - Men's Socks from 1953

 Here for your knitting pleasure, a pair of men's socks from the January, 1953 issue of Workbasket magazine.  Three pages of instructions on my Flickr account.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Vintage Advertising - Baker's Coconut

From The Delineator, January 1919.