Monday, December 6, 2021

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Your Jedi Mind Tricks Are Working, Lord Vader


To get some peace whilst eating dinner, we shut the kitten in the bathroom last night (Sir Edmund Hillary has nothing on this little beast).

As we were getting ready to sit down, the Little Man walked over to the bathroom door and head-butted it open.  Brian thought it was funny.

I repeated the experiment this afternoon to see if it was a fluke. It wasn't. 

We're doomed.  Doomed, I say.

Saturday, December 4, 2021



Friday, December 3, 2021

Quote of the Day


A warm house and a ruddy fire,
To what more can man aspire?
Eyes that shine with love aglow,
Is there more for man to know? ~ Edgar Guest

Thursday, December 2, 2021



Tuesday, November 30, 2021



Festus is walking around the house carrying his little plastic ball in his mouth.

Vintage Gift Ideas - A Jersey "Cagoule"


I was wondering why I had not posted this before, perhaps  because I have no idea where it came from.  I think I pulled it off Pinterest but now can't find it.

The original is a pattern offer, and from the style of the illustration, I'd say it was from the 1950's.  Left-click to enlarge - if you have a sewing machine and know how to cut/hem wool or acrylic jersey, I don't think a pattern is necessary. It takes a 85cm square (about 34 inches) of material.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Saturday, November 27, 2021



Friday, November 26, 2021

Quote Of The Day


image from Wikipedia

"Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves"...that is the meanest, drabbest little axiom that ever poisoned the mind of youth.  People who look after pennies deserve what they get.  All they get is more pennies. ~  Beverly Nichols.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

A Modest Haiku


Sunlight on the bed

There is no room for me there

Too many dang critters.

Kids' Crafts - A Sparkly Christmas Angel


From Pack O Fun, November 1990 - left-click to enlarge. I think I would paint the clothespin, first.

 The entire issue can be found on the Internet Archive.  

Monday, November 22, 2021

Vintage Images - Thanksgiving


copyright-free image from the Graphics Fairy

Saturday, November 20, 2021



Friday, November 19, 2021

Quote Of The Day


Truly, we had had a delectable summer; and, having had it, it was ours forever.  "The gods themselves cannot recall their gifts." They may rob us of our future and embitter our present, but our past they may not touch. ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Online Bookshelf - Popular Mechanics, January 1923


For when Santa gets tired of reindeer - Popular Mechanics, January 1923.  Free download available from Google Books.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

He's Just Covering Himself With Glory This Month


The Little Man got his CGC tonight.

Other Crafts - Tom Thumb Trelisses from 1940


As part of our run up to Christmas, from Popular Mechanics, January 1940 - a set of miniature trellises to make as presents for the indoor gardener.  If you're looking for a kid-friendly project to create with inexpensive craft store items and supermarket skewers, this would make a change from giving Grandpa and Grandma those everlasting Santa coasters (or, God forbid, a reindeer necktie). 

Left-click to enlarge, or go to the online volume at Google Books.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Vintage Images - Pumpkins


As Thanksgiving creeps ever closer...A little harvest something for the dessert table.