Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Just a little decluttering...

Last week I spent some time doing more de-cluttering.  Or maybe I should say getting ready to de-clutter.  I had came across these before, but decided it was time to do something with them.
These were crocheted by Roger's great aunt.  I already have some in my cedar chest....these were some Roger's mom had before she passed away.
If I have one, I have a hundred pieces.  No exaggeration.  I had asked Sarah if she wanted them.  She didn't.  I was grasping at straws when I asked Sarah, and almost did not ask my other daughter, but decided to give her a try and she wants them!  So I decided to give them all a fresh wash.  I did a couple loads of them.  They are dry.  I did not starch them or anything like that.  I just wanted them clean and fresh.

I hope to send some on the way to my daughter before the week is out.  It will take at least two of the biggest Priority boxes, if not three.  There really is that many.

Just think of all the hours that went into making each item.  What is more fascinating is that someone took a crochet hook and thread and these are the results. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Random rubbish

I am having to search the archives for something for Rubbish Tuesday...the first one above is from last summer on road trip over to Effingham, Illinois.  It is a drive-by.  I did what I could with it to make it look sharper.
The above is from north of us here in Indiana, at least I am 99% sure it is.

And below is from the Vermilion Museum in Danville, Illinois.  If I remember correctly, this is the desk used by Lincoln and his law partner
If I can remember, I am going to link to Rubbish Tuesday in the morn!