I kept meaning to take some additional pictures and do some blogging throughout the week, but I blinked twice and the week was gone - I'm not even sure what happened. At any rate, here I am. I am so excited because I received a sewing machine for Valentine's day from Steven. I didn't have one and I have been so inspired and motivated by the wonderful talent of my fellow bloggers. So I made a general comment one day, "I think I'd like a sewing machine". And then, just like that, a sewing machine showed up for Valentine's Day. I also received the "Love Actually" sound track (so good). And I received the new Belinda Carlisle CD that she did in French - it's great. I highly recommend it. I also received a Sewing 101 book, and the new Janet Evanovich book "Plum Lovin'" - it isn't a mystery, but a between-the-numbers book about the multiple men in her life.
I have spent enumerable hours this week looking at many wonderful blogs and I just get more and more excited. Thank you all for sharing your lives and homes with me - sniff. I can't wait to go and get some material and start making stuff. I thought maybe I would make a bag of some sort - I'll see what strikes me.
Here are some pictures from around the house. This is a picture of our breakfast nook (love that snow out there).
This is a cupboard in our kitchen, next to the breakfast nook. It is from my grandparent's farm and is over 100 years old. I love it. And do you see that vintage wallpaper in the back? It is from the 30's or 40's and was put there by my grandma. The little apron is the vintage-inspired one that my mom made for Evy for Christmas.
This is a close-up of the basket. It holds treasures from an antiquing trip to Buffalo, MN with my mom. There are many things in that basket (all old): English riding helmet, walking sticks, umbrellas, tennis rackets, skates, and a baseball mitt and ball.
This is our living room. The bookcase in back holds my mystery stuff collection. I'll put a closer picture below, but I don't think it can be truly appreciated unless viewed in person. There is an old typewriter, a Maltese Falcon replica, mystery board games of Cluedo (the British version of Clue (and this one is old), Gosford Park, and Murder She Wrote (yes folks, there actually was a MSW board game and I have it...couresy of my mom and a garage sale). There are magnifying glasses, a Sherlock Holmes picture from a movie, a deerstocker hat, books, and many, many mystery DVD's. You can't see it but there is also an old style black phone over there too. I'll have to devote some pictures to that area so you can see.
We had lemmon poppyseed scones this morning. Yum.
Some old bowls with my wonderful cookie cutters that have that great green for the handles - love it.