Sunday, July 10, 2016

Before and After

I showed you this picture last week of my sewing room closet the business side.

 I had bought some more of the dark weave baskets at JoAnn's last week.  
I did some organization yesterday.  
I would like to pick up a couple more of the large ones and maybe another couple of small ones.
This is how it looks after I did a little work.  
 Instead of taking the price tags off, I decided to use them for labels until I buy some permanent ones.
Then again, I might just use them and cover up the price with a star or something.  
Kind of matches the color on the photo boxes I have to store my overdyes in.  
My parents were products of the depression.  
My dad was born in 1926 and my mom in 1927...on the same day...weird uh?
I have never seen a picture of my dad before high school.  
His parents were Polish immigrants and he was a first born American.
My grandfather was a miner and from all accounts not a very nice man.  
I'm not sure who took the picture, maybe his oldest sister who moved out at the age of 17 possibly before he was born.  
I got the picture from her son and daughter-in-law and it is the first baby picture I have ever seen of him. 
We have a few pictures of my mom when she was a little girl but, none of my dad until this one.  
The freaky thing is how much my son looks like him at that age.  
Ed in the one in the foreground.  
Do you think I could edit these pictures?
Absolutely not!

 Since this is a stitching blog, the update on my latest BBD project.  

That about sums it up for another week.  Hope you had a great weekend.  They go by way too fast!
Have a wonderful week.
Keep on Stitching


  1. I like the baskets you picked up. Will have to check them out the next time I am in a Joann's. Your BBD is looking good. Lovely family photos!

  2. Your stash closet looks so nice and organized.
    Great progress on the BB piece.
    Nice photos, yes, they do look a lot alike!