this and that

Posted by on February 22, 2009 in farm, stitch | 6 comments

It might be time for a numbered list, as I have several unrelated items to post.

  1. I'm still slowly going through my fabric. Here is some helpful information if you need to de-clutter your fabric stash (I imagine it would work well for yarn or other craft supplies, too). The only thing I don't agree with totally is the part about doing it all at once. It can be an overwhelming task, and I tend to subscribe to the FlyLady philosophy-you can do anything for 15 minutes at a time.
  2. Miep Gies turned 100 this month. I love her story, and all those stories of people like her who helped so many people during World War II. Also, Miep is the cutest name ever.
    This is a good opportunity to once again recommend The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It's not a true story, but still, it's so good, and just joyful, and it has to do with World War II. I think it's my favorite read of the past year.
  3. I've been sick all week, so the only studio project I've managed to complete is the hanging of this sweet little clock from Decoylab.Teaclock
  4. I completely forgot to mention that the U.S. version of Softies is out (it was originally published in Australia). The new version is called Softies Only a Mother Could Love: Lovable Friends for You to Sew, Knit, or Crochet.
    It's such a great little book, I'm so glad even more people will get a chance to buy it.

    To see more of what's inside visit the Penguin Australia site, you can visit the sites of all the contributors and even upload your own creations to a gallery. I've also amended the Flickr group to include both versions of the book, so please join and show off your softies!
  5. Sally came for a visit today while I was puttering in the little house. Please do not notice the dirty floor and scratched up door (you probably wouldn't have if I hadn't pointed those things out). I can't be bothered to vacuum or paint at the moment (see #3, above, for my excuse).


  1. Everything is looking good! Sally looks especially great!! Hope you are feeling better soon.

  2. Love the clock, the m, and I thought the door was purposely stressed! Sally in the doorway is priceless. I’m so very impressed with your guest house, it’s perfect~ Sorry you’ve been sick, did Mr. Hey Lucy make you some soup?

  3. Isn’t it funny how everyone’s perspective is different? I only saw the duck, the lovely green toolbox chest and the charming rug.
    All beauty.
    Feel better soon!
    Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

  4. I have got to know- is Sally your goose or just a random wandering visiting goose? although geese can be mean, I still think they’re super cute and have a lot of character in the bird world.

  5. It looks like Sally was just checking things out in the guest house. I wonder how she gets along with Winston and Bear.

  6. I am really dissapointed at the US version of the book, since the title says there are crochet patterns and NOT even one pattern from the crocheted one made it into the book.
    — dalis

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