New size. Look how BIG Ozzie is. We keep thinking we should have named him Hank the Tank. He is sweet until the evening when he is pretty wild - until he crashes. Lucky for me, Allen walks him. Lots. Love the Oz.
New closet. Allen's put the shelves in my sewing room closet. I'm moving in. It's like an addition to my room with feet and feet of shelf space. I'm cleaning and reorganizing and loving every minute of it. The room is newly painted, and I even have a new Olfa cutting mat.
New quilt project. I have 120 of these patches made and 80 little patches, one quarter this size. This will be Taplin's Dots upon Dots quilt. Hmmm. His birthday is in less than three weeks. I don't know if I can finish, but I will enjoy working on it this week seeing if I can get close. Today I put together half of the little blocks.
New to me, but actually old, pewter candlestick holders. New flowers, of course. I found the candlesticks at an antique store and could not believe the $15 price. They are Gorham and match my Octette pewter from our wedding in 1975. I wanted these then, but we did not get them as a gift, and we certainly couldn't afford them back then.
New recipe - Turtle Pie. Lets see, chocolate morsels, cream, caramel, pecans, more chocolate. The recipe's a keeper, but it won't be made often! I'm just sad that Nathan and his mom were both sick today and couldn't be with us for dinner. Ham dinner. Mmmmmm.
New print - birthday present from the girls and their husbands. It is a watercolor of wine bottle corks. It is realistic watercolor, so much so that I was sure it was a photograph. I've tried a few times to get a good picture, but the glass keeps reflecting, so I know it is hard to really see it. I do love it and how it fits right into our remodeled kitchen.
New pottery! Allen found me not one, but two wonderful pieces by Guadalupe Robinson. These two both are "dress" pots, featuring dresses for women. The one on the left focuses on texture, especially in the skirt of the dress, and the right one has unusual light blue pottery vests. They are wonderful pieces and make an outstanding birthday present!