Friday, January 18, 2013

This and That

It's Friday and the sun is shining!
After a week of dark, dreary, cold (for us) days it is nice to see the sun.

This and That

So, what am I going to do today to celebrate the sun?

I'm going to sneak a quick walk into the village and perhaps have some ice cream!

I'm working on a baby blanket. It's a little different in that the edge is made first
(the granny squares) and then the body is crocheted (easy, peasy chain and single crochet).
I like the pattern and think it would be a good stash buster lapghan.

This series set in Tibet is one of my favorites.
I've been saving two books in the series waiting (and hoping) for another in the series.

I've been looking around the house (closet searching)
for decorations for Valentine's Day. 
The snowmen from Christmas are still out.
It is still winter!

But, I did come across my "Box of Kisses" published by Chronicle.
40 reproduction vintage postcards that are perfect for Valentine's Day.

For He Was a Jolly Good Fellow

He looks like a very happy fellow!
I love the fashions on these cards.
Look at the gloves and beaded bag!

Thank you to the lovely Beth for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday.

Wishing you well, much joy and a little sunshine!


Irene said...

Love your postcard. And your afghan looks very interesting, I haven't crochet for such a long time...but I do appreciate a good blankie.

dmarks said...

Yes, he does look happy. Happy PFF !

Corrine at said...

Pretty baby blanket in the works...Nice Valentine Cards too. Just realized how close we are to Valentine's day....better get making....xox

Pam said...

We are seeing sun for the first time in 10 days!!

Cezar and Léia said...

You have a busy positive day! Wonderful! :)

Ruth Kelly said...

Go for it. Ice cream sounds cold but good.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Whoa! That's a pretty kinky vintage postcard. I'm surprised they would let it go through the mail.

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Snap, Ooooh, you live life on the cream in January! I love the reproduction vintage postcards but I'm particularly in love with the hat which has the huge feather attached.
Have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes

VioletSky said...

It almost looks like the blouse on the woman without her hat has been played with, just a little :)

Sherry said...

Oh those days when a lady didn't dream of going outdoors without her gloves! :)

A walk and an ice cream -- delightful way to spend part of your day.

And I love that baby blanket -- for a new baby or a slightly "older" baby! :)

Janet said...

I don't think I've ever seen an afghan worked like that one from the inside out. Very interesting!

Love the vintage card...a bit racy for their times!!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

He does look overjoyed, so my first thought that the one on the left was his mother must be wrong. :)

Love your crochet work. I must get going on mine again.

Betsy Adams said...

Love that card... The fashions are terrific... Imagine us wearing clothes like that these days?????? ha

We finally had some sunshine today also... It felt so nice!!!

Have a great weekend. Love the blanket.

Terri said...

Hello Beth,
I hope you are doing well. Yay for you that the sun came out! I hope you are having a great Saturday.
The baby blanket looks so sweet in pale blue, and I love the granny square edging.
The cards too are perfect for Valentine's Day! I love that style as well.

Terri said...

Ha! I just called you Beth, I am so sorry! I know that is not your name! lol! But it was the last one I saw in your post and at my age, it just stuck! ha!

Beth Niquette said...

lol I LOVE this post and the postcard you put up is just priceless.

Wonderful! Happy PFF!