Monday, September 27, 2010

This time of year in North Florida is for peanut harvesting and every time you stop at a stop sign or turn onto another road,peanuts are spilled onto the highways. The main drying plant is only two miles from my house and trucks and trailors are passing 24-7. Sure looks like the market will be flooded this year. It is usually corn but not this year.

Roadside peanut boiling is everywhere you can set one up. A table,pot,gas cooker,water,salt and brown bags, you have a boiled peanut stand. They go for about a $1.50 a pint bag.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More Fun With Rocks

You can do almost anything to these little display rocks once you get them crocheted. Here I have use thumbnail prints and just tuck them in. Change the mood and your scenes in a flash. You can also add tiny pieces of embroidery also.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Button Charm Strings

In the mid-nineteenth century youg women here and abroad were entranced with the idea of button charm strings. It was widely believed that if a girl diligently assembled a string of 999 beautiful buttons-all different-the thousandth button would be bestowed by the beau destined to become her husband. Lovelorn lasses often spent hours sorting through family button bags. They would leave them out at their homes so any visitor could contribute to this dowry.

I put together this one for my shop from a stash of buttons found here and there. Oh, for the good old day traditions.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Gift to Texas

Thought I would post these pics I just finished for my daughter in Texas. I still have a brown bottle to do for her, but they turned out so well, thought I would share and give her a peak before I pop them into the mail. The rocks are a little slippery to hold onto while crocheting but everything turn out great. They will be on there way in a few days. Love ya, mom.

Great Vintage Designs

Great Blog to visit for vintage anything.

Great Blog to visit

Just found this blog this morning looking around for paper arts.