Monday, September 3, 2012

Non-labourious day

It's a holiday Monday here in Canada, and this morning Dave and I woke up and looked at each other and said "What do you want to do?" - the reply, "I don't know - what do you want to do?"

The conversation didn't get any further than that....I went downstairs and made French toast and sausage for breakfast, fed the circling sharks (aka - kitty squad), then I sat down on the couch with my knitting, Dave pulled up to the computer and started sinking battleships... and that's pretty much how the day went.

I did take some time to throw a roast in the slow cooker (I was all worked up about using my new gravy boat - only to discover I had no Bisto...pooh!), but mostly we just chilled.

I finished the stealth project I was working - it's now blocking.  Then I started a baby cardi for my cousin's impending arrival. It's amazing how fast eight months has gone by (though I know she feels the exact opposite - it's been one seriously long hot summer for her.)

I'm doing Baby Sophisticate in Sirdar Tiny Tots. I was sorely tempted to dye something up for this, but the Tiny Tots has been in the stash for a long time. I promised I'd make her something green for the little guy so this is perfect. I'm also thinking I'll whip together a few pairs of baby socks.

And an update on my vase....I've filled her with wild roses.....
 ... and discovered a little more about her. After I finished posting last night, I did a little more digging on the gravy boat (which I discovered was made in Hamilton!) I decided to see what I could find out about the lovely lady as well.

It turns out some of these ladies are quite valuable. They were made by several different companies (most in Japan) between 1940 and 1970. As mine has no markings on the bottom, it's hard to tell which. Apparently that's not uncommon either - several of the manufacturers used paper labels, and mine is obviously long gone.

It's amazing how many of these heads are out there.... literally dozens of styles.There were different types of finishes, some have hands, some have pearl or rhinestone jewelry... I search page after page, but couldn't find a lady that looked like mine.

I doubt mine is worth very much, especially with her blue nose... but I think she looks just perfect on my TV stand with a nice bouquet of flowers in her hat!


Minding My Own Stitches said...

Sounds like a perfect day :)
The flowers do really complete her look! We used to have Mom's done up for Christmas.

Nancy Kay said...

I find the vase to be intriguing. So unique. Wouldn't it be fun to find out its worth? Glad you had a relaxing Labor Day.

Anonymous said...

She's a very stylin' lady!! ;-)

I have a couple of things that probably have "some" value, but their REAL value is that they belonged to people in my past. I have a pitcher from my Grandfather and a pressed glass vase from Steve's Grandmother. They are priceless to me.

Delusional Knitter said...

That's pretty much how my holiday went, LOL! Very interesting lady ... where'd the blue nose come from?? (did the finish wear off??)

gayle said...

Your lady carries her flowered hat extremely well!