Friday, August 23, 2013

Ric Rac or Rick Rack

I love rick rack, I have since I was a kid. Mom gave me a bag of old packages of rick rack the other day. I was looking at the back on one package and it says: "This product is guaranteed to be completely satisfactory and boil-fast. (Hmmm wonder what boil fast means and do you boil your rick rack?) Should any damage occur from the use of this trimming we guarantee to reimburse you for any materials or labor lost. (On further reading boil fast means fast to boiling-sunlight-perspiration or any ordinary use.) Use fast color thread in applying this material." I still don't know what boil fast means but I don't know what fast color thread is either. The company is Williamsport Narrow Fabric Co. from Williamsport Pennsylvania. This package is Fast Color Tidy Trim Mercerized Rick Rack, 3 yards, Size 29. BTW this company is now (Trimtex Company Inc is mostly involved in Narrow Fabric Mills. Trimtex Company Inc operates in Williamsport Pennsylvania 17703. This organization is involved in Narrow Fabric Mills as well as other possible related aspects and functions of Narrow Fabric Mills. In Williamsport Trimtex Company Inc maintains its local business operations and may well execute other local business operations outside of Pennsylvania in additional operations related to Narrow Fabric Mills.)

Socks and Pink Ladies

My goal was to make 24 pairs of socks but my lack of knitting interest has got in the way of my goal. I was reading Susan B Anderson's blog the other day and she posted her vacay socks, and that kind of got me back in the mood to knit so much that I knocked out 2 pair in a week. My pink ladies are blooming, the stalks are very thick and they are so pretty, when you walk by there is a faint sweet smell. I got 17 sets of dishcloth/potholders done for the fall craft sale and 21 grocery bags. I also made myself a Halloween apron.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


It is peach season. Monday the store had these gorgeous peaches and they just begged me to make a pie. I always make a peach pie at the end of summer cos you just have to. Can you smell the pie, it is cooling right now. Don't forget to put a cookie sheet under the pie plate cos you know you don't want to clean the oven afterwards.


are one of my fav flowers. they are very drought and heat resistant and just stay for a long time. They are easy to grow and will reseed themselves for years. I had a large area but after many years of reseeding themselves they finally quit. Next year I know where the spot will be for a new batch. I needed a new bag for UMW stuff and found this one partially finished in my craft room, so here it is. Isn't it happy?

Friday, August 09, 2013

Lap Robes, Sunrise and Store Ad Coupon Pouch

I got the last 2 lap robes done. The sunrise the other morning was just gorgeous. I found this cute little pouch I just made up (pattern is at When I run errands I put all my ads and lists and coupons on the passenger seat in the order which I am going. this way I can pack the pouch and put it in my purse and not forget anything. I am thinking Christmas gifts. What is that you say, yes I know it is not Halloween fabric, I found this and I love purple and poinsettias. I also finally got a picture of my hummingbird, there were two this morning and a baby earlier in the week. They are sure sucking down the nectar, I have to fill this every 3 days.