My typical blogging has been to enter posts over at Norm 2.0 for Thursday Doors. Even though I’m a bit burned out this week with a stack of Christmas orders and am trying to meet deadlines, I’ll still participate. Thankful there are a few extra doors in my stash and so for posterity’s sake, I’ll add a photo here in a few lines. Mainly to say thank you to my aunt who feeds my habit of collecting stuff. Thanks Aunt Maybelle!
So the gift from Aunt Maybelle(she has her own tag from so much generosity) this time is a salt and pepper shaker set that happens to present itself with a pair of doors. I was unable to attend our family Christmas party this year due to a terrible stomach virus and dining anywhere outside my own doors at home was out of the question. But I truly appreciate the thought she and my uncle always give to me.
Hope you’ll check back next week as Norm has scheduled our post to be a Year’s Favorite Doors theme. Should be a fun look at 2018 doors.
Recently my Aunt Maybelle left me with a family memento. She is well-known in our family as the “family geneologist” so I felt pretty thrilled to be the recipient of her generosity.
Grandpa’s John Hancock
Reliable reference apparently
Somehow I missed getting a pic of the outside of the book, but here’s some valid info of the subject, copyright and who it belonged to….. my grandpa. He was the epitomy of farmer in his Osh Kosh overalls and hat. Not surprised he would have had a book like this one.
Just some pages I found interesting. Some survivalists are drooling right now 😉
Me? I’m just bragging right now about how tall my peas have grown this year. And this was over a week ago. They’re nearly to the top of those trellis’s! Kind of feeling connected to my farming roots about now.
A yearly tradition of my family is the White Elephant Party. We have a pot luck dinner, gift exchange, card exchange, cookie exchange, and Tons of fun. But one picture just can’t convey our fun, laughter and good times. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch the slideshow I put together and meet the ‘eyes’ of my family. Love em!
I present a treasure from that lady Aunt Maybelle! She always knows a good thing when she sees it. This time I’m the lucky recipient 🙂 I have to say, if you haven’t went to an auction or yard sale lately, you could be missing out! I hope this will inspire you to check one out.
To the right, a knitted bootie. To the left are 2 crocheted ones, one almost finished.
There were a couple sets of knitting needles, a kilt pin, and for good measure, a set of paper candy cups. Always useful when you have a bunch of children running around. Will I use them for snack or crafts??? Hmmmm?!
The crème de la crème is this unfinished baby blanket. It has all the blocks accounted for…..I just have to attach them all.
And I will. I know a few people who are having babies.
By the way Aunt Maybelle, you now have your own Tag on WordPress. Winner Winner!!
So you think this is about food? Read it and weep 🙂
People buy/give me Stuff when they find out I crochet, sew, quilt. This little box of gems came from my aunt on a antique shop hop she took recently. I come from a long line of bargain Hunters. (My mom was a Hunter. Pardon the humor) The scissors necklace was unique, and a new conversation piece for my upcoming sewing room. (more later on the room)
Front side shows the $.33 price tag. Back shows the year…. 1988. And made in China.
This baggie of tatted pieces was included in that box. Great for embellishing ‘stuff’. Just look on Etsy under ‘tatted’. FYI Tattoos will also come up in your search. Not what I’m referring to here 🙂
My Mother-in-law went ‘hunting’ last week. I got a phone call asking me if the described jar was a good buy. I let the hubby answer the question. Hunter’s quickly answer yes many times when good buttons and thread are concerned so I let him be the judge to stifle my grins that could not be seen in a phone call.
One view of the contents of the Jar.
and a bottom view.
Taking this blog minute to thank each person who brings me those Leftovers.(Aunt Maybelle and Mom Nancy in this instance). I can’t wait for you to see how they’ll play a part in my sewing space. Unfortunately you will have to wait as it’s not finished and won’t be for a few weeks.
Hope you enjoyed my ‘leftovers’ gifts. Hope you’re also enjoying leftovers from yesterday’s Thanksgiving.
Wikipedia has a definition for “what we do” each year for our family Christmas party:
A white elephant gift exchange is a holiday party game found primarily in North America. Generally, white elephant parties need a minimum of six participants. With a larger group, game play may be more protracted. White elephant parties have been known to result in playful rivalries between players trying to get sought after gifts. The goal of a white elephant party is usually to entertain rather than to gain.
While the term “white elephant” originally referred to a less-than-serious gift, its association with this particular game has become synonymous in some circles, such that the game itself is commonly called a White Elephant Gift Exchange.