Friday, September 28, 2012

Miserable kitty!

Ginger has a little sore on the side of her face, and she keeps rubbing it against things (maybe it itches), which makes it worse. So the vet put this "cone of shame" on her--she has to wear it for two weeks. She does not like this, but I think she's getting used to it. When we take it off, she will not know what happened...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Vintage pattern haul!

At last week's Alameda Antique Faire, I found a bunch of old crochet booklets at a great price. One even had the original "daisy" loom attached to it. I already have some of Elizabeth Hiddleson's vintage patterns. And I also purchased a hardcover book, the cover has no picture on it so I photographed one of the interior pages--the book is titled "Crochet Patterns" by Jean Kinmond, pub in 1971.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Alameda Wolfman!

I snapped just one picture at the Alameda Antique Faire yesterday--this booth that had all-black merchandise and a lovely Wolfman mannequin! It was a hot, sunny day, which made it very tiring to walk around, but I still enjoyed it. Found several vintage crochet booklets, a "daisy" tool to make yarn flowers, and a black lacquered jewelry box with mother of pearl inlay and several drawers. I think it will make a nice dresser for Ellowyne.