Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bears & A Treasure Trove

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This is a little bear I made copying Kate’s cute bear project (both of ours shown below).

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I thought we both bought the same color of Bernat Mosaic, but I like her colors better (hers has the aqua color in it).  One is “psychodelic” and the other is “calypso”.  At last I think that’s right.  Not sure which is which though.  I love all the colors that this yarn comes in, but it breaks easily.  Mine broke off many times when I was sewing the bear together.  If you’re just using it for crocheting, it’s fine, but if you put any tension on it at all, it will break off.  Be warned!

I have all ready started another one using a different color scheme and yarns.  It’s fun to make.  I used the free pattern HERE.  I find it easier to follow than the Bear in a Jif pattern on the Lion Brand site.  Plus, it makes a smaller bear, which I like.

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Now lookie here!

My BFF, Boon Pappy, went to an estate sale last weekend, and he got something very cool for just FIVE BUCKS:

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It just looks like an old piece of crap, doesn’t it?  But look what’s inside:

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It’s a huge collection of hand-written and clipped recipes!  The lady he bought this from said her husband worked at an old hotel in Dallas years ago, and many of the recipes came from there.  I just love looking through stuff like this.  I just did a quick dig through them when I first got it home, and look how old some of these newspaper clippings are…

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This one is nearly 50 years old!

Very cool, eh?

$5.00!

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And finally,

Sam March 2012

Miss Sammi would like to say hello.

Her face makes me laugh.