Hello all. Hope your weekend is off to a great start. Mine, not so much. I will explain in a boo-hoo post next time.
While running errands today I blew through the antique shop at the mall, and found this.
I never look for glass or tableware, just wood and pewter primitives. I spotted this little guy and - yes I'm that stupid - didn't know how it was used. I thought it was so cute, and it's pewter, so it came home with me, after I asked the owner what was brewed in the other two little pots. I have never and will never experience drugs, but I thought for sure this was something for cooking 'em. I've been at that counter during hot flashes, temper tantrums, and crying jags, so he is quite used to me being a little off.
The top is a creamer and the middle bowl is for sugar. But you knew that.
It was well used from the looks of the inside and is marked W.S. Co.
If you're wondering what I'm stitching, I haven't started the new sampler and the current choice is Eliza Pomeroy. Or Ann Wragg. I heard from several stitchers that washed their stiff linen and it became much softer. So what makes it stiff? Is there a finish such as the sizing on clothing that is removed with the soap wash and if so, why? I've had unbleached that didn't soften, even after a dryer tumble with softener so I assumed it's inherent to that linen, but not all.
I think I am finally past the worst part of my pony wall bag. That large #&%* flower was stitched four times. I'm surprised the linen held up as well as it did because I started yanking those threads pretty hard. The ruffled outline will be next and then I can move on to the easy florals. Almost threw it all out the window but it was so freaking cold I didn't want to open it.
I just took a cake and cupcakes out of the oven, and there are already three empty liners on the counter. When you have a bad morning, baking should not be considered. But I'm the official caker in the family and there is a birthday party in a few hours. Hope there will be enough left for the guests.
It always helps when I write down what's bothering me so I can read it and realize how trivial it all is. But at the end of the next boring poor me post, there will be information about my upcoming anniversary giveaway, and also for reaching 500 posts. The plan was to make a shaker box pincushion but that totally depends on mood so it may be a gift certificate. Much easier during menomotions, my new word for emotions brought on, amplified, controlled, and ambushed by menopause.
Enjoy your weekend.
Thanks for visiting.