I'm not particularly sorry to see the end of 2017, so here's to good things in 2018! Above is a stash of hand-me-down RYC Cashsoft in "Mist", headed towards Purl Soho's Foxglove Vest.
With the money from my Christmas stocking, I bought something I've had on my miniatures wishlist for a long time, and tossed in a few little "filler" items to qualify for free shipping -- these are for the kitchen area of my Elizabethan house-to-be. On the left is a pair of carboys, which is a vessel for fermenting beer or other beverages. Not sure I would have bought these particular ones if I had known that they are wood, but there it is -- I do really like the color. (I am not entirely sure that this shape is correct for the period, but the research is part of the fun!) On the right is a stoneware jug, v. handsome in its serviceable plainness.
A pair of "Staffordshire" dogs, I confess because I have a hankering for the real thing! But these are charming too, and I love the way that they each have their own personality.
And this, the sine qua non as it were, a Biedermeier commode kit from Mini Mundus, which will go in the dining-room at Hardy House, with its myriad of curious nooks and crannies, all of them small -- so not much room for large furniture!
While waiting around for Julia at band rehearsals the past few weeks, David and I had the chance to go to more than one of the monthly flea markets, and at the last one I came across this charmer --
And I am well into reading a stack of new books!
Wishing you a happy new year of lovely woolly things, lots to read, little pleasures, and happy discoveries!