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Vintage Apron, Enbroidery & Quilt Square

As I promised weeks ago, here are some vintage pieces my mom gave me. I will cherish these…what great gifts!


This is an apron my mom embroidered when she was just a little girl. She says between 5 and 7 she thinks. Amazing! Why don’t little girls today know how to do such wonderful needlework? Many reasons I suppose.

NOTE: The apron top was attached to your clothes with safety pins…I have seen this on Colonial clothing but found it very interesting for something made in the 1930’s. 


This is something I embroidered when if I am remembering correctly I was about 10.


This is an embroidery my dad did when he too was very young. My granny told me that’s how she kept him busy while she made bread or worked around the house. She would get him started and this would keep him out of trouble while she was busy. He had to be pre-school age. His dad and mom both sewed beautifully. My grandfather was a farmer and after harvest he would make quilts with my granny. He was just as great at handstitching as she was. I am the proud owner of several of their masterpieces.


This is a quilt square (one of two) I have that my grandfather’s mother made. What treasures these all are!


Melancho-co, Melancho-co, Melancho-co…pretty darn sick…

That’s from a Porky the Pig cartoon from WAY back…yeah I must have a fever still.


Never will I say again ~ “Oh, I don’t have nose problems. I never get stuffed up. I don’t think it’s a good idea to use so much nose spray.” Well, I am here to tell you I got really used to breathing and I do NOT like NOT breathing. So I have been spritzing and spraying like a pro.

I think it is safe to say we have the real old fashioned flu. INFLUENZA. Bad thing. It is much more than a common cold and slightly less than the plague.

Oh, to feel well again. Come Spring. Come warm weather.

One of the most sublime experiences we can ever have is to wake up feeling healthy after we have been sick.~ Rabbi Harold Kushner


New stove! Heart Shaped Pizza! Cute Cupcakes!

Lookie what I got for Valentine’s Day!


Isn’t it lovely??? I am so happy! We have needed a new stove for many years…well, wanted more than needed but let’s don’t split hairs. It is great…baked perfectly. And is NOT electric. I do NOT prefer electric stoves. Anywho, it was delivered yesterday morning and Husband got it all hooked up and cooking by noon! I love that man. A LOT.

Even though Benjamin is still poorly, we went ahead with his Birthday/Valentine’s Dinner. A few days ago we took him on his birthday trip to Houston – zoo, museum, beach at Galveston.


Rode the ferry, saw the lighthouse…

lighthouse.jpg…ate at the Cheesecake Factory, shopped at The Galleria (video games of course!). But a boy turning 11 also deserves a home cooked, homemade birthday.


At our house, you get to make the menu for your birthday dinner. Pizza and cheesecake…great choices!


Husband is the dough/breadmaker in the family so he took care of the pizza. It was excellent!



A couple hours after I ate it, I thought about the fact that it was on my lists of “DON’T EAT THIS”…tummy ache!! But not to complain…everyone else enjoyed it so much. A good time was had by all!


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