I was just visiting one of my very favorite blogs Sweet Sweet Life and learned about a great way to use up my yarn scraps and help keep children orphaned by AIDS warm. The Soweto Comfort Club is asking for 8 inch squares either crocheted or knitted, fancy or plain, one or many to be used to make blankets to keep babies and toddlers orphaned by AIDS warm. You can get all the information you need for this awesome project by clicking here. Join us and busy your hands for a great cause this summer! Off to dig out my scraps of yarn!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
in Georgia at my ma's house on a small but beautiful spring-fed lake. I've been relaxing, playing with the dogs, cooking and eating. Last night I was treated by my ma to a lovely dinner and evening at the theatre and today a much needed massage. In between all of that I've managed to get a bit of work done. Here's a peek...
Saturday, June 6, 2009
I stumbled upon a fabulous deal for vintage homespun handwoven linen today from Etsy seller Lisa's shop CoolVintage. I couldn't help myself. I bought 10 yards! It has a pretty cool story behind it as well. In her listing Lisa explains:
"I came across a real treasure last week when I wandered into an antique market in one European town. I met a lady who was selling her grandma's homespun linen.
The grandma spun it herself to sell and make some money for the family.
She saved a trunk full of the best bolts for her daughter's dowry. However, by the time her girl was old enough to get married, homespun linen wasn't in style. So, all of that was passed on to the granddaughter who only now decided to do something about it.
Her grandma spun linen from 1890 to 1930. So, the lady who sold it to me didn't know how old each bolt was. She was confident though that it was at least 80 years old.
Even though it is antique, it is very sturdy and is in great shape."
Lisa also carries a huge selection of vintage photos and postcards. Click here to visit CoolVintage.