One of our senior teaching hookers sold her home of 30+ years for an apartment. She had a bargain basement style sale— conducted by her daughter as the senior didn’t want to see her goodies leave the house. And don’t worry, she let plenty.
Oh those hand-dyeds and Autumn colours!
We arranged a last minute rv weekend last weekend in Clearview, NB. It’s near nowhere but we drove to some waterfalls for a nice hike and refreshing swim. I was splitting wood for kindling and a yellow jacket for me on the eyebrow.
That was taken right before the hike so it was hilarious me looking like Popeye as I carefully watched the trail ahead. Poor hubby got some nasty looks from several people. Goes to show how we don’t always have all the right information.
We went into Perth-Andover where there’s not a lot of anything but a country grocer also had a few antiques; this beauty spoke to me and I got it…
A copper boiler♥️
What will I do with it? Maybe to hold towels in a future bathroom. Any other ideas?
And my “Hollow”een rug is slowly coming along but me fears I will run out of the orange and black texture. The Wool Studio will get a call!
And my annual Fall squirrelling away has begun.
For me this involves blanching & freezing veggies, making jams and chutneys and dilly beans, baking breads and more hooking! I made date nut bread yesterday. Mmmm. This morning a woods- scented candle is flickering in the kitchen.
And a former declutter client has to have part of this wall in her yard redone. Her first quote, had she had the entire 30 ft replaced? Take a guess.
$100,000. Yes, I have not added zeroes but mistake. “It’s a huge job and involves bulldozers and removing all that stone and relaxing it with new stone as that stone no longer exists.” Blah blah blah. Shame on a complaint quoting a widowed elderly woman that price.
I have my grandfather's copper boiler and have rolled up hooked rugs in it which see the light of day with my switching out rugs for display. Your rug is looking great but your eye does not. That must have hurt like hell when the yellowjacket stung you. I love that Turkey Feathers wool you bought and it is a really great wool to have. Wish it would be remilled but can't recall whether it was a Betsy or Rebecca wool.
Is turkey feathers the plaid in front or back? The itch that came was worse than the pain. Ugh. I LOVE the rug storage idea! Thanks!
That Popeye eye sure looks painful. I hope you had some Benadryl to take the swelling down. I got stung by a wasp, behind my ankle two days ago and it hit me with such force that I let out a yelp. It swelled up a little but it didn't hurt as much as the sting of a yellow jacket. The next day the swelling was gone.
I wish I could have made the sale. What I need is some linen backing as all I have left is a small piece of monk cloth.
I love that Halloween rug. The colors are perfect for the rug.
I too have been squirreling produce away.
I wish I’d known! I’d have set a yard aside for you. A bargain but it’s all gone. Yes, You’re the most squirreling person I know!
I'm sure I missed some great bargains.
Oh your poor eye! Lucky you getting into that sale! That cooper boiler is wonderful I am sure you will find lots of wonderful uses
The eye is almost normal again. Thanks Cathy!
Ok...now you have scared the dickens out of me. This is not typically and easy feat in most regards, but reading your bit about your friend's wall quote did the trick. I have been putting off (for too long) fixing/replacing several retaining walls here and now I know why. (Although FINDING anyone to do the work is pretty daunting these days too). I think I will have the same issue with not being able to get the same brick, etc. as we had a heck of a time matching the brick we had when we had to redo parts of the landscaping after WWR so I am certain it will be even more difficult now. Ouch on the eye...and I can empathize with the itch factor. I got stung 2 days ago but thankfully it was on my shoulder. The eye would be horrible. I am loving your Hollow'een rug to pieces!!!! These cool days are making thoughts of my favorite holiday pop unbidden into my head. ~Robin~
I can believe that quote for the wall. I have to wonder if it's not a "we don't have the time/employees to do this job" quote. We inquired having a retaining wall done and was quoted $20k for 30-ish feet long and 5-ish feet tall wall done and that was 20 years ago. DH ended up doing it himself, but it took weeks. Never did get the other planned wall done.
Ouch on that wasp sting, hope it's better by now.
I’m with the comment that it sounds like an overbid to avoid the work. But a friend of mine went to look and said it’s a huge job but the whole dang things didn’t need replacement. Up here people are also waiting extra seasons for contractors too. They’re so busy. Yes Halloween season rocks! My candles are busy burning. Aren’t stings the pits?
I believe you are right and I hope that she can find a good and less expensive contractor ! I’ll keep us posted!
Well first of all so sorry you got stung. Looks painful. I once stepped on a yellowjacket barefoot. Not fun either. You scored on the wool! Yummy colors for sure and I so love that Halloween rug. Would you share the name of the pattern maker next time you show it off. Janice
That’s a Kimm Moore design (me) 🙂
Great buys at the wool sale!!! A bargain is always a plus.
Ouch on the sting. Happy to hear you about back to normal (whatever that is...lol!)
I vote for rug storage in the copper boiler...or rolled up wool
LOVING your rug!
Yes I’m back to this side of normal! 😊 I will be storing my undisplayed rugs in the boiler and I’m glad you’re liking my rug. Today I’m back at it
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