Wednesday, February 15, 2012

where did the light go?

Thank you for {like me} . I am slowly take my every moves and be cheerful each day! Finally the light shows up later this afternoon. It is mild cold and was snowing around noon here! I kind of like this type of weather. Remind me something from the past! To be more exact, it reminded me the first time I saw the snow in person {I was 18} and was so amazed how snow falls! I stood in the snow for an hour or so.. and open my mouth to catch snow.. I know silly!  I took a break from school works and had coffee with a friend today. It was so good to catch up her! A good cup of coffee with a close friend always cheers me up and allow me to have a bit of outlet from the department and maybe a bit of time just for myself?!

After the coffee, I had extra 10 minutes myself, so I made a detour to the thrift store.I was very lucky to find four new vintage sheets today. In the past, when I go to thrift stores I would buy anything that's cute and fun, but then in a month or so I would donate things back to the store. Slowly, I learned to look for things that I really would like to be part of my permanent collections. Now I have been looking for vintage tins, vintage bedding sheets, and Pyrex.  I have always joke about myself having an older soul in me!

I have a vintage fitted sheet on my bed now. I love it! I hope to find another fitted sheet for Stella. She likes something in pink or yellow! Now, I just need to keep looking for her.


This is my little stash of vintage sheets. They are actually hard to come by in the town I live. I always ran into them around Christmas time, spring cleaning time. I wish more for next month or so. They are great for quilt backing and making quilts. Do you like vintage sheets?


Each time when I go thrifting, I make sure stopped by the book area. It is always fun to look for vintage books for Stella. I found Pippi Goes on Board today and I recalled my friend Kerry recently have made a paper piecing on Pippi. This book is published in 1948! I love the illustration on the cover! It is very different from the  newest version!  I love how people transfer stories/events into quilts, so inspired!
We came home and the sun is out! It is the kind of warm and fuzzy sun! I asked Stella if she'd take a walk with me before sun goes down. She replied, maybe- later! Right now, she is living in the Pippi story and I haven't hear from her since we unpacked! I will be quiet for another 10 minutes and our night will start here soon!

Hope sun is out in your side and bring you warmth! 

xxC





2 comments:

  1. The cover on the Pippi book is perfect, I must have had that in my head somewhere as the hair is just the same! I have bought many thrift books for my daughter over the years, they often end up being the favourite books

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  2. If I ever encounter another one. I will make sure pick it up for you! I love vintage/ thrift book store shopping! All the classical drawings and the stories! Just like you mentioned they are Stella's favorite books all this time!

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