It’s a beautiful morning and I’m drinking coffee on the porch and watching the orioles come to the feeders. I have been cleaning and sorting and throwing away and it’s amazing and sometimes very fun to come across things I’ve either misplaced or just to take a walk down memory lane.
My friend Moe sent me this info about sewing caddies – remember last winter when I showed you all my sewing caddies?
Moe visited the museum in Sturgeon Bay, WI and found this display about the Unique Novelty Company, founded in 1935 by John Ewaskowitz. The caddy in this picture was from the Ower Gaserud estate – probably misspelled because I can’t read it clearly in the picture.
This was so interesting to me! I knew they were popular in the 30’s and 40’s and people must have made hundreds of them in this area. Like Moe said, people made things during the depression – to keep or to sell. Thank you, Moe, for this info – I’m tucking your letter into the drawer of this caddy in my collection for someone else to discover when mine show up at my estate sale.
Next – a picture of my sewing room taken in 1985-87, somewhere in there, when the room was finished and I had not moved in yet. Isn’t it beautiful? Wouldn’t it be so inspirational to sit down at that clean table and sew something?
Sadly, here it is today! As Rick says, there’s been lots of fabric through this room! Yikes!
I wore my Kramer Strong shirt yesterday for Jo and Roger. Nobody here to take my picture so I took it in the mirror, reversing all the words but wanted them to know I was part of their support system. I think about them every day – many of you read Jo’s Country Junction blog so you know both Roger and Jo have cancer.
Yesterday when it finally quit raining we visited the cemeteries at Britt and Crystal Lake, leaving planters at both places and then we drove down to the lake to look around. Had to stop and take a picture of the World’s Largest Bullhead that sits at the end of Main Street. I remember when it was put up in 1958.
Today is lawn mowing day and moving into the porch day – it’s finally warm! I finished watching The Crown and loved it – can’t wait for Season 3! I’ve got a stack of feed bags for you girls – just send your $2 and I’ll send you a bag – you can choose until I run out – I have goat, chicken, sunflower seed and cat food bags.
Do you have plans for Memorial Day?