We’ve started going through boxes. I tend to believe that if something has been sitting in an unopened box for eight years, I probably don’t need it but the very first box Vince brought down for me to go through has changed my mind. So many memories in an old, crumpled box!
There are plenty of pictures of Chad around here but just finding one in a box made me so happy.
Proof that I have tried hand applique.
Definitely not perfect. Think how nice my applique would be if I had stuck with it.
Speaking of applique, I think these are some kind of mylar disks for making perfect circles. I always did buy all the tools I could find.
And, speaking of tools . . I’ve been searching for stitch markers. Too many projects and all my stitch markers are tied up in those projects. Here’s plenty of them . . just sitting in a box.
I love these little books. They have sticky notes and flags for marking spots and making notes.
This is a bit of leftover yarn from a project, along with a bear candle that Chad gave me as a gift. Don’t they look like they were made to be together?
Years ago, I was teaching near St. Louis and stayed with a lady named Darlene. She had fixed Iowa Chowder and it was so delicious. She gave me the recipe and I’ve made it a million times and seeing the recipe, I want to make it now but it isn’t on our diet. Darlene has since passed away and I’m so happy to have her recipe.
Also, I had a pile of envelopes from when friends had sent in their deposits for a retreat I had here when we first moved here. One was from a friend who has also passed away. That brought back good memories.
A basket of quilt bindings. I always made the bindings when I finished the quilt top. Wonder if I gave up and made new bindings or if these are all for unfinished quilts.
At this rate, it’s going to take me a really long time to go through all those boxes!