I am Lucy and Mona is my Ethel!
I miss her dearly! She has been in Ohio since early November, just before her daughter Caitlin brought Mona's first grand baby into the world, a sweet little bundle named Carmen!
Caitlin and Mona's mom have been the powers that be behind The Flag Store, while Mona was here on Buck Mountain with hubby Rick. But with Caitlin on semi-maternity leave, it only made sense for Mona to be in Ohio for the birth of Carmen, Thanksgiving with family, and helping to run things at The Flag Store through the holiday hubbub. She will be home by mid January after inventory.
And if she weren't there, she wouldn't have met Diane! Too fun!
After yesterday's Part 4 of Allietare went live yesterday, I loaded the van, dropped mail order off at the post office, and headed out to do some shopping on my way up to Quilt Villa.
Costco was a mad house. I knew it would be. But I bought a few things, mostly grocery related --but I now DO have enough deoderant to last me 3.75 years because it only comes in a 5 pack. LOL.
New measuring cups!
I'm having a sentimentality crisis! I did some shopping on the way up to the cabin. Costco had these Pyrex measuring cup set, 100 year anniversary edition for 10 bucks.
My dilemma? I was planning on pitching out my 34 year old wedding gift Pyrex measuring cup, but I am having a hard time doing it!
It is all scratched up from the thousands of eggs I have beaten over the last 34 years, the spout has been broken off for I don't know how long, why am I so sentimental over this thing?
When I look at it the last 35 years of my life flash before my eyes. This simple measuring cup represents home, family, babies, holiday meals, watering plants, and so much more. If this were your measuring cup, what would you do with it?
I posted the photo and question on Facebook yesterday and I was amazed at the response! I'm anxious to find out what you would do with this humble little measuring cup!
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Binding going on!
Flipping & Stitching Down!
It was this kind of evening. And for the first time in December, it got COLD and was throwing some flurries around last night.
Weird weather. I left Winston Salem at about 52 degrees. By the time I got to Wilkesboro it was in the 40s by 1pm or so. By dinner time it was 32 and howling wind.
Sadie is not up here this weekend -- there is more construction going on in the basement for the wall redo and the air compressor and sawing and pounding just disturbs her so much I couldn't subject her to it. She will spend the weekend home with son Jeff who says he has really missed having her around. I'll head back home on Monday to take care of the last before-Christmas mail order and bring her back up with me when I come back for Christmas.
It's a lot of back and forth, but it's just a bit over an hour drive and is really no problem at all!
As for this weekend, you'll find me helping with the planking when I am not busy at the machine!
Have a great Saturday, everyone!