Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hog Heaven

The 20th Anniversary issue of Piecework magazine was in  my mailbox this week.  A whole issue devoted to bags.  BAGS!  Well I could hardly get into the house fast enough.  It is no secret around here that I love Piecework and that I love bags.   I could hardly contain myself. 

This issue is loaded with projects; bags to knit, to crochet, to bead crochet, to embroider, to embellish. 

It is like they created it just for me.  Although possibly there are other bag lovers out there.  If you are one then, like I always say, RUN right out and get this issue.  You're gonna love it, too.

Here's a link to the Editor's Letter (and you can see one view of the gorgeous embroidered one there).

My current little tatted bag is stalled for the moment, but this has made me want to get back to it asap.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mary!

Nov 21 - 1911
Dear Cousin May
I suppose you wonder why you did not get cards from us
But I forgot all about it till it was too late
But they say better late than never 
So we hope you had a Happy Birthday

[I'm not sure of the signature.  Perhaps it is Lettie & Lew Walter??]

Walked across the square yesterday and found this lovely postcard.  No stamp and no apparent postmark.  Was it included in a package perhaps?  What this scan doesn't show too clearly is that the stripes behind the rose are metallic and a chevron design.  Quite lovely.

Mary, hope it is a happy one for you.