Monday, October 03, 2005

This is interesting...it looks like a fabric pillow top that is finished with a 'woodburning' tool. How can that be. Has anyone ever heard of this? Maybe someone's Gram would know. I've just been looking through my 1906 Ladies Home Journal. The needlework is astounding. What skills they had back then. Of course, no tv or movies or computers. That would help to have time to do needlework. But then again, no electricity perhaps, I guess that would depend on where you lived. My Mum had no electricity when she was at home....and tv was still around the corner. She rememebers 'surrey's with the fringe on top.....I'm having a busy day today, its another golden autumn day, scorching hot awhile ago, as I sat on the front porch eating an frozen yogurt cone, basking in the heat and trying not to sit to far back on the rocker, on which was a deceased worm. Oh well, thats reality....I enjoyed my porch break anyway! Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

ms*robyn said...

that cushion is gorgeous - wish there was a pattern! I love to read old magazines - such fun.

by the way - the seasonal swap is going ahead - join ups close today so if you want to be part of it, let me know soon. I emailed you about it so I guess the mail has gone to the bulk folder again... my outlook express drives me insane.

hugs to you sweet friend xx

Shelley said...

You've been tagged :o)

Go to my blog for the instructions and then post them and your answer on your blog.

Saija said...

sounds like a golden day for sure! ... :o) ... i was busy straightening out my closets ... joy joy joy ... said with a wry smile! i sure hope someone will come look at the house and look IN my closets! *chuckling* ...

may the lovely weather continue as you bask in the SONlight!

Lady Laurie said...

Love the cushion! Those magazines are a true treasure! I'm glad you enjoyed your break,despite the worm!!

ms*robyn said...

maggieann - I sent you an email ..your seasonal swap friend, let me know if you got it - hugs :)