I always have a project going. The latest is a wool project. I’m lovin little wool penny circles.
Here’s a photo of my recent ‘pin keeper’ and ‘pin cushion’.
And my table runner that’s not quite finished.
I got to thinking, maybe that’s because I was a child of the 60’s, and my grandmother and I were always making something. Do you remember these?
*I made big fluffy yarn pom-poms for my roller skates. The bigger the better, and in all sorts of colors.
*Rattlesnake eggs in envelopes with rubber bands and buttons. The best gag ever, you laughed every time.
*Doll furniture out of egg cartons.
*Coffee can drums. Oatmeal cartons worked great too, but loved the sound of the coffee can lid.
*Big, huge crept paper flowers. Just like from the State Fair!
*Newspaper sailor hats. I still don’t know how to fold those things!
*Tambourines out of pot pie tins and beans. Add a little yarn, and waalaa…these boots were made for walkin!
*Kleenex flowers. Similar to crept paper flowers, just smaller, and fluffier.
*Door stops out of catalogs. I folded each page, boy that kept me busy for hours.
Don’t know whether I was a high-strung child and my grandmother just wanted to keep my hands busy (do know my mouth worked over-time!) or if I just had a very creative grandma.
We had lots of fun, I have great memories, and it was all cheap! Absolutely a lot cheaper than my current wool projects…do you know how much wool costs?! Well, more than all the previous projects added together! Hooray for the “good ole days!”
PS-for those of you “sitting on the edge of your chairs” waiting to find out if my “trap” worked…well, you take very high humidity (like 93 percent) add to flour, and you get…paste! Sherlock is still on the case…not really worried about bear (just made the story better!! I wouldn’t lie though, there are bear out here!) I’m still mystified. And the critter is throwing me off by not visiting absolutely every night! More later…