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Monday, March 14, 2005

My sincerest apologies...

I have to apologize to my readership for inflicting my own spider fears/woes upon you all. Let me send out my absolutely biggest apology to poor Sarah who managed to increase her fear of spiders due to my post yesterday.

Just be happy to know that besides ervy (my spider squishing hero), I at least know Asha enjoys a good spider hunt as well. Between the two, I'm sure I'll be safe :) I don't know yet if Nikko would chase a spider.

Thank you all again for leaving comments for my contest. Many of you mentioned that you really liked the vintage pattern of the day. Now I know I have been kinda sloppy on the one-a-day part. It sort of depends on how quickly I get them scanned in. I really enjoy sharing these pictures with y'all, and I'm glad y'all are getting some enjoyment from them as well! With that in mind, here's today's vintage pattern:

over the weekend
Yesterday's post was getting mighty hefty, so I left out my weekend updates.

The GORGEOUS weather here in CA stirred my gardener's spirit last week. I spent Sunday planting my new tomato seedlings (Early Girl, sweet cherry tomatoes, Golden Delicious (a new variety for me, supposedly it has a flavor similar to the apple), Mr. Stripey (that's actually its name. It's also a new breed for me, supposedly a nice mild flavor), and yellow pear tomatoes. I'm still looking for Green Zebra seedlings (holler out if anyone knows any bay area nurseries that carry them), and I'm keeping my eye out for Black Krim which I got last year at Home Depot. I don't have the set up to start any out from seedlings just yet, maybe next year. US News pointed out this greater self water seeding starter kit at If anyone else has tried any amazing varieties, let me know and I'll keep my eyes out for them. I always love trying to grow new tomatoes :)


Susan said...

I was sent your way because you may be able to identify a "vintage" knitted dress pattern. Here is the description:

I am looking for, not necessarily the pattern, but a picture of the finished product of a long sleeved Striped Turtleneck Dress. The pattern came out in a woman's magazine in the mid to late '60's. The main color (and turtleneck color) was taupe. The horizontal stripes alternated the taupe with navy, red, green and I think I remember gold. It may have been in McCalls, Woman's Day, Good Housekeeping or Family Circle, the woman's magazines we subscribed to at the time. It was very form fitting - I weighed sub-100 lbs then.


Lori said...

Hi Susan,

I don't know how to reach you as your blogger profile is unavailable to me. I don't think I have the dress you're speaking of in my collection. There is one McCall's mag I haven't scanned in yet, if I do find it in there, I'll try to post it to my blog since I don't know how else to contact you. Have you tried sites like yesterknits?

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