Well I got these flour and sugar sacks awhile back at an estate sale...I went late in the day, it had been raining and as I entered the house a woman coming out said there was nothing left but junk...Well, one mans trash...So I did a quick trip around the upstairs and she was right...not much there. SO, to the basement I went (I love the basements of estate sales cause there's usually great stuff hiding in boxes). It looked kind of bleak...of course I loved all the book cases that were marked $5 and SOLD...darn I hate when I go late ! So I am looking around and I see this old laundry basket with a bunch of old linens and stuff...I knelt down and daw a bag that was taped shut that said "clean rags" and I peeked in and saw that they looked like cut pieces of old flour sack which I love for cleaning or if they are in good enough shape, to make into dish towels (that's the extent of my sewing skills I am afraid). Anyway, imagine my suprise when I got the bag home and found 5 completely intact 100 lb bags...plus about 8 complete bags with just the seam ripped on one edge, so I am thinking SCORE !!! Here they are...
On the same day I stopped at a church sale and got this oblong baking dish that went inside this woven basket thingy and both pieces are marked "Workshops of Gerald E. Henn, Warren Ohio"...anyone know anything about these ???? Also it looks like their is some crazing ??? There's no actual crack that I can feel so my question is ...Can I use it ??? Ok, well here are the pics...
Well, I am in bed, sweating like a pig in this muggy heat, but am hurting today, so, well, not much is gonna get done. So glad the hubs is home today though...he's mowing the yard right now and then he's working on clearing out my new work room (we both thought calling it my "studio" might be a little pretentious so we thought "work room" was more "me" but I would love your opinions/suggestions) Anyway, if he gets everything moved out of there and into the already completely STUFFED garage, then I can start painting and we can go buy the flooring...As soon as its empty I will take pics so you all can see what I am working with as far as space. Since the room is an addition it does have its own entrance, its on the lower level, like a walk out basement, has awesome natural light with some large windows, 2 large closets (one is a walk in) and has its own bathroom and is just off my laundry room so its a great space...I am hoping to maybe even hold classes or a small hook-in or something someday....Whats that saying about "if you cant go to the mountain, bring the mountain to you" ? I kind of feel like that would be perfect for me since physically I dont always feel well enough to these events or feel like I cant make a reservation because I may not be able to get out of bed that day...kind of like today. I am always in much more pain (muscularly) at that "time of the month"....HATE this time worst of all !!!
OK, so I know thats more info than you probably needed, but if you are a regular follower, you know I am not big into self-censorship, so "too much" info is usually what you get...Anyway, thats who I am and believe me, I have bigger issues that I need to "work on" than that right now..haha !!!
Well, I guess I should get going...the hubs just came up to spend a little time with me after mowing (he showered and smells so good) and we are watching a show on The New World Order...fascinating stuff...Dont even get me started here people...the hubs and I are kind of conspiracy theorists...its another of our common interests...we are odd, I know, so hold off on the "weirdo comments" please. Ooooh and after this we are going to watch our favorite "prepper" shows...Anybody out there a prepper ???
Ok, seriously, I am going now cause I cant do 2 things at once (very well) . Heaven knows my typing is bad enough when I AM giving it all my attention.
Until next time,
Grace to you,