Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wicked Stitches and Magic Mending.....

Just had to share this one, listing tonight on eBay. At 6" in diameter, it's the perfect size for shelf or tabletop, there at the ready for sewing a button or raising a hem. I think it would make a great button box too.


There's even a little needle and thread painted inside. :)

On to news....

I'm off to the wilds tomorrow for the annual autumn cabin-ladies weekend. If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you've already read the cabin-ladies definition ad nauseum so feel free to skip this part, hehe:

The cabin ladies are a group of wonderful women friends, who get together several times a year in a rented cabin for the purpose of doing absolutely nothing but relaxing for three or four days. It's kind of like camping, but with amenities like heat, hot water, and appliances, and accessories like breadmakers and wine glasses. No guys, no tv, no computers no phone - just reading, knitting, cooking, scrabble, walks in the woods - basically good food, good wine, good conversation and good friends. Doesn't get much better than that. ;)

When I return, there'll be lots of wicked cool goodies to work on: a spice/apothecary shelf, some signs, a recipe box, and a beautiful birch tea chest with brass hinges. Several commisssions are also in the works just to keep me on my toes. :)

Finally - an appeal! One of the aforementioned cabin ladies is looking for a home for four adorable tortoiseshell kittens (mostly black and orange, and one with a white blaze!) These little girls would just love to find a good home, so if you're fairly local, stable, I know you, and you would like to adopt a kitten for Halloween, please email me. I'd take one myself, but with two Aussie dogs and three cats in a 1500 sq ft house, we just can't. And our 16 year old girl Cheetah is becoming a little senile and won't tolerate another girl in the house (torties are nearly always girls the same way ginger cats are nearly always boys - fun fact for the day. :))

On that note, I'm off to have a very late dinner and get packed for the weekend.....

Happy week-before-Halloween, all!

~ Carolee

5 comments:

Diane MacNaughtan said...

Carolee, I love the sew wicked box!
Have a wonderful and relaxing time with the ladies.

~Diane

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

Your PinKeep is just GORGEOUS!

Danielle Barlow said...

Have a wonderful break! I am green with envy :)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Have a wonderful time!

suzanne.artist said...

Love your Sew Wicket basket!