20 August 2010

Hip Hip Hooray!

Another vintage souvenir scarf featured in this witty treasury....Fit for a Queen....curated by Claire of Cards and Crafts. Claire is a prolific treasurer, her lists are always intelligent, thoughtful and original, be sure to check them out. I make sure to look at every one she puts up.

A few days at the cabin where nothing worked as I expected. The quilt (remember this one)that I was mending was a lot worse than I thought on the back, I expected to get away with a few patches of the same cotton taken from the old binding, but I will have to patch over quite a few holes together with the lining of an old curtain. This is what I have available at the cabin, so it is in the depression era spirit.

Started to knit my favorite Beehive pattern again, but thought that I might not have enough yarn so I started to add some stripes of a similar weight, remember this. This is the third sweater I have knitted from a cone of Rowan yarn bought at a Yorkshire charity shop for 10p! so I can't complain. I have another cone in a different color as well.

Day after Thursday so it must be Hermes day...part of my collection.


  1. Wow Jan, thank you so much for the really lovely comments there. The Queen would I am sure be proud of you. As someone said on the treasury - I won't if the Queen has heard of Etsy? Maybe we should ask her. Like yourself I have a passion for vintage textiles which is one of the reasons why there is usually a vintage treasure or two in everything T I made.

    Thanks again.

    Cards & Craft

  2. Groovy colors on the first scarf. Great quilt combo for a baby girl.

  3. I wonder if scarves will ever come back in as popular as they once were years ago. I love them and have quite a few, many from my mother-in-law. I don't wear them or my old ones either but for some reason just can't part with them.
    Thanks so much for coming by my blog today. I know you must miss your grandkids...many miles apart. At least you can correspond often via email and such. Have a great weekend.

  4. You can't beat a good statement scarf. I wear them as often as I can - they seem to be great conversation openers too. Ooh, find a way to wear those fabulous scarves Cheri!

  5. My mum was always a square silk scarf lady - picturing her in the late 60s & 70s with a scarf folded in half over her head & under her chin with a sheepskin coat & boots on. These days she wears a scarf knotted round her neck .
    Repairing the quitlt must require so much patience - like restoring a painting. I love watching them do this in museums.

  6. Wow, you have a lot of irons in the fire right now. :)


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