My very first blog post was Feb 9, 2007; I missed posting on my blogiversary by two days. In honor of seven years and two days of blogging, I'm doing a post about what I've been doing lately, which isn't really all that interesting, but what the heck?
Trying to "bust my stash" of yarn, I've made two small afghans, lapsize for watching TV or reading. I divided up my extra and half used skeins into blues and pastels. The afghan on top is the blues. The pastels are below.
Button thinks I made them both for him.
I found this great gooseneck lamp, but the plug was old and scary, with only a little piece of cardboard holding in metal wires, so I put a new plug on.
(I did warn you that this wasn't going to be the most interesting post...) I used to rewire lamps a lot, and in theory, it's easy, but in practice it takes time and patience.
Estate sales have been few and far between lately. I think the weather has something to do with that. I did go to a great auction and I bought even more than the "auction I went to when my dog died".
At the auction I indulged in my fondness for silver vanity and desk items that no one would use today. Button hooks, metal nail files, metal tools to dig at your cuticles- no way! I didn't get all of these at the most recent auction, I just added to my collection.
Two of my favorite new pieces- fancy scissors and and a fancy knife that wouldn't cut much more than warm butter.
So there you have it, my two days late anniversary blog post. I thought about doing one of those "how blogging has affected my life" but it just didn't feel quite right. Maybe that's because my goal for 2014 is to be mindful of the present, instead of reflective of the past.
But I will leave you with some pictures of the recent past- like last Friday when I hauled a ton of stuff from that auction into my antique booth.