Thursday, December 17, 2009

Snowmen, eggnog, and stitching


Those three things sort of wrap up my past couple of days...Tuesday did some stitching with friends and we made these little snowmen from leftover batting and some wool scraps. Very fun.

The auction for the Humane Society went well. All the items sold and last night I found myself having to make another cat tote bag for a friend who though she had gotten it at the auction but who was outbid at the very last minute. (Macbeth can't understand why anyone would want a bag with cats on it...) I did not get the Scottie painting though it was not from lack of trying...working at the event and bidding do not mix well and like my friend I was edged out. Oh well, I have the real thing - even though mine really needs a haircut right now, yikes.

You may have seen around blogdom a photo exercise on color. I thought it would be fun to participate but realized I had too much on my plate right now. However today is "blue" which happens to be my favorite color! (or at least as much my favorite as red and green...though yellow is creeping up the charts too...) Anyway it is safe to say my favorite china or pottery is blue and white.

It doesn't matter to me where it came from

If there are other color involved

If it is the "perfect" blue...

Or if it is a plate, cup, bowl, or even rolling pin (bought at a flea market near the Berlin wall)....
Last year I put greenery up on top of the hutch with some red ornaments to make my blue and white fit with the Christmas season. Still time this year I guess!

Off to the market to pick up more pecans to make pralines for friends tonight....

6 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Oh gosh look at that rolling pin! I enjoyed everything of course but gee wiz who wouldn't be taken with that? Wow! I didn't know you had such a love for Blue and White China. This was a fun peek, a great share. Oh and those little snowmen are too cute, Sio. Just little adoraments. :)

sewprimitive karen said...

Ooh love the rolling pin. Priceless expression on Macbeth's face. And your quilts in progress sidebar list is rather intriguing.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

to funny. An auction battle for a at tote bag.. the thought of that makes me laugh.... lovely blues!

dianne said...

once upon a time i was in an auction battle for a lunch tote - but the tickets didn't represent money and the woman bidding against me didn't really want the tote (she told me that she was trying to make it "interesting" - i think that is the new word for "mean") and it WASN'T all in good fun - oh well ...... what is it about blue and white dishes/china/pottery that is so appealing? i love them, too!

Michelle said...

I always get so nervous when I bidding on an auction, even on Ebay!

There's something comforting about blue/white china! I have some of the ones you've pictured. In fact just unpacked it last week!

Millie said...

The blue and white China and rollig pin are beautiful. And I like the Snowman ornaments too..a few years ago I made around 20 Snowman ornaments an I told myself never again.