See? This is what I get! I must apologize for not posting more often, I'm trying to catch up~ but shoosh~ what can I do when my loving children bring me such wonderful 'gifts' all the time? I cant stand frogs.....to say I freaked out when Tressa showed me these, is a gross understatement. Just look at the evil look on her face~ what do I do to deserve such treatment?
We have been so busy this summer~ my to do list is a million miles long, and it is so horribly hot and dry. I think every day this week has been over 100, and we have not had any rain in eons. I took this picture up behind the house week before last~ something I did not need to see so close. There are some spots still smoldering, huge stumps mainly, they can burn for weeks underground, but for the most part, the Track fire has been put out, God Bless the jumpers and all those forestry firefighters!
Early c1840 embossed leather children's shoes~ embossed morocco leather just like what was so commonly used to bind books~ common for books, but not so for shoes!
I am planing on an entire post about this wonderful 18th c Dresden work kerchief~ discarded because of 'damage' (it has a wonderful darn), and lookie what I discovered in one corner~ (this photo greatly magnified), the embroiderers initials and date, '65~ that's short for 1765!