Fall weather finally has arrived at the farm. We had a totally unusual 3+ months of sun and dry weather - now it's cool, cloudy and rainy - normal! :-) We didn't leave the farm the whole weekend, just rested up from our trip and enjoyed our cozy home. I was done with my shawl and headband, so I thought.. hmm.. what to do next? So, I went "shopping" in my office and found what I was looking for.. some autumn colored cotton to make a small project, a dish cloth. Dayle baked some snickerdoodles so the house smelled of cinnamon. Ahhh.. nice.
The yarn is KnitPicks "Dishie" - the color is "Heat Wave Multi". I cannot recommend this yarn enough - it's heavy duty, the colors are very fade resistant and it works up very nicely. KnitPicks is an online store only and the funny thing is the warehouse is across the river from us in Vancouver, WA!
Almost done! I used the crochet pattern for Gentle Ridges dishcloth.Just a shot of my china cabinet. I think I need to empty the whole thing and re-do it. But what I realized is that I don't just use this for display.. it's a hard working cabinet to hold things as my kitchen is a small galley sized place with no extra room for things. So, it's stacked to the brim! Did I tell you that I got this antique cabinet for $200? When I got it that was a lot of money. My mom and I were talking on the phone and she told me her friend was getting a divorce and was having to sell some of her antiques. Mom said she would buy this one oak china cabinet but it was too TALL for her house. That piqued my interest. I think I told her I'd take it sight unseen and I cannot even remember how we got it from there to here. Isn't that silly? But I love this thing.
I love my Jadeite, I think I'm pretty done with the collection, just need a few more "chili" bowls. I don't have any on the table now as I don't think it goes with fall orange. :-)
This odd couple below sits directly in my view from my easy chair. The chair is a high chair that has been handed down in my dad's side of the family since the 1800s! Story time -- the Teddy Bear was Dayle's when he was a little guy, as long as he can remember. Needless to say, it's well loved and I'm thrilled to have it here. The Cabbage Patch doll.. Dayle's mom was a talented seamstress, she even worked at Jantzen sewing swimming suits and clothes for years. When his mom was in her late 40s she became paralyzed from the waist down from unknown causes. She then poured her heart and soul into sewing for friends and family, making school clothes for her youngest daughter and knitting and crocheting. She got into making Cabbage Patch dolls and gave them as gifts. We found this one and a box of clothes she'd made when we were clearing out their home when they were moved to an assisted living facility. She now keeps the teddy bear company in my great grandmother's high chair. :-)
My view.. the high chair and beyond.. my doll house. :-)
My grandmother had the chair and took a photo of me in it on Thanksgiving day the year of my birth, I was about 7 months old. She taped my photo and a handwritten note under the seat. My aunt got the chair in rough condition and had a woodworker re-glue it back to together and refinish it. I'm thrilled that he did not "refinish" the underside of the chair and you can see several layers of paint (grandma loved to paint her old furniture!). Aunt Mary Ann told me during one of my visits that one day I should have "the chair" since grandma had put my photo under it. Thank you Grandma and Aunt Mary Ann! She told me that she wasn't ready to part with it - and I said, that's okay, but when I have grandkids, I'd love to have it. And so, when my grandkids began to arrive, I asked if they could send it and they did. :-DThe underside of this chair is kind of like life.. we age, we apply a new coat of paint, it chips and we still go on.. I plan on aging gracefully. :-)
I followed a blog called Mias Landliv for a long time and then she quit blogging and so I removed the link on my blog list.. well, she's back blogging and you should visit. She lives in Norway and is a quilter and crocheter and has a wonderful decorating style. A year ago or so I saw a really neat lantern on her table and searched and searched until I found a similar one. Here it is. :-)
Well, I have a Friends of Multnomah Falls board meeting to prepare for.. so I'd better get busy with that. I hope you have a great week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)