Saturday, August 29, 2009

Birthday presents for Judy



It's so great to receive birthday presents in the mail from friends. And not all on the same day. And what lovely handmade creative gifts I received from two wonderful artists from the Charlotte, NC area. My dear cousin Dolly made this fabulous card for me....so creative. (above)




And a few days later I received a box from Sheila Carpenter. Thanks Sheila for your fabulous package filled with some of my favorite things....an antique doll yoyo quilt (oh my!), a box fashioned with "the doll leg" (and I have a surprise for you) and her box is filled with sweet ribbons and things; but the gift that made my jaw drop open was the "Domestic Art" junior high school handmade journal from Sioux City Public Schools, Iowa from the 30's. This just blew me away. See the photos below. How-to embroider...


How to make a facing -- collar pictured here.



And here is the cover -- Complete written directions are inside. A very special journal of a young girls sewing techniques.


You both will receive proper thank you notes in the mail. Sixty-seven is not such a bad number! Thank you so much for thinking of me...can you hear me ooing and ahhing over these!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Samuel McCoy, The Askingest Boy



Well, we did it! Burt and I wrote and illustrated a book together.

And speech therapists LOVE our book. It's a great book to read aloud.

Samuel McCoy is a little boy who loves to ask lots of questions about animals, but the thing is - he asks them in rhyme! To get some relief from the constant rhyming questions his family takes him to the zoo, where he meets a red kangaroo who acts as his guide and can talk to Samuel, also in rhyme! Samuel questions many of the zoo animals but gets no response. His last question is directed to the crocodile,who swims up very close to Samuel with an answer, but Samuel leaps away just in time. The red kangaroo makes Sam realize that his animal questions are "dumb", but that sensible questions asked at home or in school are perfectly fine. "Now their evenings are peaceful and so are their days. Mom, Dad, Sis all love Samuel... he just went through a phase."

Go to Amazon.com, click on books, type in Samuel McCoy, and buy our book. It's 50 pages of fun reading. Suitable for kids from 3-11. $12.95

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Flea Market Finds in New England!!!




Not only was the weather absolutely perfect today, but the shopping was even better. I stayed around the Palmer area mostly because I have a small booth in an antique co-op, The Palmer Co-op. There are a few people that I love to buy from. Their prices are reasonable and they bring in just what I'm looking for...vintage kitchen towels, tablecloths and lace. The sailing graphics are really fun! Now someone from Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard would love these.


Western theme is my favorite. Isn't he cute. He'll be on ebay tonight and you will have a week to bid.

Another find were two very pretty English porcelain decorative flowers...handmade. These are really beautiful. They must have been brought to New England by way of England where they were hand made. Lovely!





And here is the other one...a group of handmade porcelain flowers nestled in a wheel barrow. What fun!

Check out my ebay site -- JudyKahooti (seller) and say hello.

Stay tuned!!!!!