Re: December Chat 2010
posted at 12/2/2010 8:23 AM EST
In Response to Re: December Chat 2010
[QUOTE]Kar, That angle is just --- beautiful. My grandmother used to make ornaments like this. She would starch them in sugar water. Is this what you do? Just look at the wings on your angle. How beautiful. I am so happy, that those old time crafts are not completely lost. Especially as a young lady like you, still honor them. Bless you - Pingo
Posted by pingo[/QUOTE]
Thank you, Dear. I've done my part to not let the craft die having taught about 10 girls how to crochet. I know at least one of them still does - she just asked my advice a month ago on a project and sent me photos of her beautiful finished piece (a purse). My grandmother always used sugar water, too, to stiffen the fine work, but I use a commercial stiffener called Stiffy.
Well, today I'm off to Target to return my shrunken tablecloth. I'll get the longer one and hope it shrinks just as much, or it'll be way too long. If I bemoan the extra trip, don't listen. I enjoy having a reason to get out of the house. ;)
I'm watching QVC, and they have what seem to be the loveliest flameless candles with chickadees or cardinals on the wax. Check 'em out online. I might have bought one of each, but they have a vanilla scent, and I'm allergic to fake vanilla. They even have a self timer! Why do they have to put scent in everything? Oh, well, it saves us $40.
Looks like a pretty day, yay! Yesterday, I had to push Gracie out the door to do her thing. She was so bored all day, stuck inside.