Growing up, this time of year was always Spring cleaning. So no matter how I try to fight it I just have the urge to start going through the house and get things in order. Today I was rearranging and getting rid of some things in the kitchen. I came across these baskets that my grandmother had made years ago. We lived close to a big park that had a ton of pine trees. All us cousins would collect bags of pine needles, and then my grandpa would cut the wooden bases and drill the holes....then the magic would happen. My grandma would weave the needles. The long oval basket was for crackers..my dad was a nut for saltines!!! Unfortunately that one has the loose needles because it was used all the time. They are in such remarkable shape, and I am so glad to have them.
In the spirit of cleaning and reorganizing Nan has me thinking about my sewing space. She just finished a big redo of her sewing room and there are some great photos over on her blog. Scroll down a post or two to take a peek. I think when I get back from vacation that's what I will tackle. I have some wonderful polka dot fabric that has been aging in my closet for a few years, that will make wonderful curtains!
My silly lil' friend has been helping me with my camera. She has taught me to use the closeup button. When I started blogging last August I never had used the digital camera. Now I love it and I really am starting to understand what all the buttons are for, AMAZING! My silly lil' friend also has started me on a new
collection...these realllllly tiny miniatures. The cups are smaller than my pinkie nail!
Hope that everyone is having a great week, with some quilting done here and there, some time spent with family and with friends who truly are your friends and care about you!