Pardon my absence. I was at a conference (presenting a paper on Pinterest! A bit of a research detour for me) and couldn’t blog. Not blogging has been especially frustrating because my Mom – the thrifting good luck charm and sewing maven – is visiting (we actually went to the conference together, because the Hubs is out of town) so I have plenty of thrifty finds and sewing DIY’s to share.
But first, I’d like to say a huge “Thank You!!” to Beatrice, from The Crafty Bee. For January’s Blog Podium, she included a gift certificate in our swag bags for a free print from her shop, Chocolat & Cherries. I recently received the print I chose, in the mail, and I wanted to share. Isn’t it lovely to receive anything other than a bill? Receiving art in the mail is almost too good to be true. I think the uplifting print will find a home in the soon-to-be-fab basement, once it is complete. But that might take forever and I want to show it off now (I picked this print). I love crisp, black and white paired with cheery colours like turquoise:
One more thing before I dash off to do some cleaning, sewing, photographing and, of course, work. The conference I attended was in Rochester, NY so my Mom and I toured Susan B. Anthony’s home (see more on the museum here). A famous American abolitionist, she dedicated her life to the women’s right movement and suffrage. But, as the museum docents are quick to point out, she also was an impressive cook, gracious host and a talented quilter. Her home in Rochester is being restored and is an amazing peak into the life, and home, of this phenomenal women. No photos are allowed, but here is a little sneak peak of an original photo:
|Historic Preservation League of Oregon; The room where Susan was arrested for voting!|