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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

What's An Inheritance?

Last summer I lost a very special aunt to lung cancer (okay, they're ALL very special...I shouldn't single anyone out, but this one was the one who stepped in as "mom" when my own mother died).

Over the past year, we've been hearing that certain things were being set aside for members of the family with the intention of "inheritance..." I dislike this process, as most do, because it is fraught with all sorts of angst. But in the end, I recognize that we cherish what we can salvage from a loved-one's lifetime, sometimes irrationally. And of course, there are some occasions when those "things" truly have value. As I am the one in the family who strongly shared the penchant for crafting (more so than most of the others) some specific things found their way to me...

Everything has now arrived (courtesy of a dear cousin, my DD & dear son-in-law, my Big Sis and her husband, also known as BIL). There is much I haven't gone through yet. I know there are sewing things, embroidery things, knitting things, books. But there were a three very special things I thought I'd share with you...

This was my great aunt's sewing machine and when she became ill and moved from her home to be near her neices before her death, it became a part of my aunt's home:

It's a Singer Touch & Sew 648. I have a bit of information on it, but am particularly delighted to see the chair and sewing table (original) are still in wonderful shape - I wouldn't really have expected anything less, considering the two ladies who previously owned it. On the desk are two paintings my aunt purchased from a Vermont artist she had introduced me to and of whom I'm particularly fond, Anne McFarren. I have several of her winter scenes, so I was touched to hear that these summery ones would make their way to me...
And then my cousin asked if I'd like this "Victorian monstrosity!" I don't think it's Victorian. But I don't have any idea what it is...

How about you?

Friday, August 17, 2007

Website Under Construction...

Most of you know that my DD is my webmaster, and she's been having a time lately with life getting in the way of keeping my website up to date. (Full-time job, husband, three kids, a get the idea? I'm not 100% sure how she's staying sane...but sleep right now is a precious commodity, so...)

In light of the problems that's created for my business, I've opened another blog where you can easily see the types of bags available from Nana Sadie Rose

So just click on the link above - and pop over to visit me? I'd love to talk with you about how you can have your very own Nana Sadie Rose bag...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Sometimes I Post Something Worthwhile Here...

This is such a Great Idea!
I wish I'd thought of it. But since I didn't, I'll pass it along and suggest that if, like me, you already recycle the water from washing dishes by hand for this purpose, you might like to consider doing this, too!

Every little "green" thing we do, helps.

Ok. Now I Have to Read This?

Which woman from the Outlander series are you?

You are Brianna Randall Fraser MacKenzie. You are extremely loyal to those you love, and very intelligent, but you have a temper. You are very preoccupied with doing the right thing. You have some artistic talents.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Fresh From the Garden!

This was part of my dinner tonight - it's so hot here, that going to water my sis-in-law's gardens while she's been away has been very challenging (I'm just not able to do this outdoor stuff these days...

But I do enjoy the rewards!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Where's The Surprise In This?

You Are a Ring Finger

You are romantic, expressive, and hopeful. You see the best in everything.
You are very artistic, and you see the world as your canvas. You are also drawn to the written word.
Inventive and unique, you are often away in your own inner world.

You get along well with: The Pinky

Stay away from: The Index Finger