I went to Goodwill today for lunch. I walked into the store and walked around the housewares department, just scanning... then I went to the book section. Oh my gosh, I looked up on the shelf in the kid's section and there it was, a pristine Holly Hobbie book. It is The Days of Holly Hobbie from 1977. It is in brand new condition and all mine (or well, Emma's). It is the sweetest little book. Reminds me of being a young girl, still playing with my barbies and making them clothes (or wait, I still do that... just with Em's barbies..lol). I just thought this would be a cute book for Em to read. I also bought Creative Knitting and Crocheting by Rosalin Carlson, from 1969. The inside cover states "Everything you need to know about knitting for plain or for fancy - original designer clothes, afghans et al.". Mrs. Carlson started the Sears Roebuck Knitting School Program by the California stores. She developed the program, trained the 36 instructors and this led to the training of of over 20,000 pupils in less than 3 years. WOW!
I have been working on a sweater for the Rogers' County Fair. I have until September 13th to finish this.... hopefully I can. I so many things I want to start.. just too many ideas and not enough time to act on them.
I have been told I have plenty pictures of Em on my blog, so I am going to post one of the both of us.. to remind me of my parents leaving tomorrow for Colorado. I wish I was going. I love going there this time of year... it is starting to get cooler. One year they actually got some snow higher up in the mountains. This picture of us is on Mt Capulan, an extinct volcano in New Mexico. The first time we went up it was bitter cold up there at the beginning of September. You can see for miles up there.