Thursday, September 18, 2008

Where my day started off....

The very first thing I saw in the parking lot at work this morning. The goats were out enjoying those fall berries. We have a pasture out back and all of us have been called on to feed - water - and herd. It is a great way to bribe kids into good behavior in the showroom. We also have two donkeys. Yes - I work in a very different environment than most people.

These are quick snaps from a magazine my mom gave me. My hoarding tendency apparently came from her. The magazine is dated 1967. Look at the detail of the crochet lace dress on the right and the floral pattern down the side of the skirt on the left is almost an exact match to some scrapbook paper I have in my current stash.


Love this image - and these colors are still so fresh and current. The blue knit suit is gorgeous. And pink and black ---- perfection.

I'll be copying these (above and below) onto some colored paper - I am in love with all of this.




I adore this little tartan plaid kercheif.








The crochet suit on the front in this bright lemon yellow is a little too much for me, but if you can let go of the color - the pattern crocheted into the fabric is wonderful - worth studying for a scarf or a shawl.
After pondering the comments from yesterday -- looks like all of you agree with the pillow. I am still leaning that direction, but the softball princess added another option - a journal - sketchbook or scrapbook cover. I did finish all of the stitching on it last night. I also packaged up a few things to take to the post office AND accomplished some domestic duty things around the house.
Hope this finds all of you well and happy.



6 comments:

Felicia said...

Those goats do indeed look like they're having a good time :) And wow, what a great find in that vintage mag.

jerseytjej said...

How cool to have goats around! We have had deer, fox and a moose in our back yard last winter...Living in Sweden you kind of expect those sorts of things, lol! BTW. Your wonderful package arrived yesterday and I am still sorting through the goodies as my best friend Jeanette insists that I "share" the wealth" Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU! You SO Rock! Gina

jerseytjej said...

PS...I forgot to mention that that book from 1987 was THE best!

Karen Junking in Georgia said...

the hair!

Roxie said...

When my mother died, we threw out all kinds of vintage mags. Man, now I wish we wouldn't have.

tipper said...

Love the old magazine pictures!