Posts Tagged ‘Croenert



I had the great fortune of having TWO things fall into place last Monday.  My friend Kim, who is a stellar photographer, had the use of a studio.  And while it is a challenge for me to find people to model, one of my customers suggested Cait.  Cait had actually seen the dress my customer bought, loved it and told her that if I ever need someone to model SOFIA’s clothes – she’d be up for it.  She was free on Monday.  She is beautiful AND she is a dancer.  I do not think that it can get any better.

I have to admit that I never have done a professional photoshoot.  Both Kim and Cait made is seem so easy!  All I did was stare in awe and move a reflector around in my clogs.



It could be worse…much worse

Imagine peacefully sleeping and your house slides down the mountain!  Yes. Yesterday morning at 5:40 the whole house of a lady slid down the mountain and took her with it.   In Portland!  The neighbors held a ladder out to her onto which she grabbed – that’s how she was saved.  Imagine – your house as a pile, leaving a bulldozed mountain behind.  Damaging four other houses that are now condemned.

Man, I take an economic slowdown anytime over that!

Remember the quilt that I was working on?  And how I was complaining about its weight?  Well, that also could be worse.  Believe me.  Amy showed me the one that her daughter literally chewed into chenille.  Thanks Amy, for not asking me to fix this one.

I guess the only landslide that I am experiencing at the moment are socks.  SOCKS.  TIGHTS.  I took me three full days to dig myself out of that one.  If one more sock wants to come into my door from the street, I will have to fight it back.  The only way I will see socks move is in the opposite direction.

The beautiful old Koffer I got from Poppy & Ivy is now filled with tights.

Where the tights used to be, I have now Capris, leggings and footless tights.  And more socks, stashed away.

Knee Highs.

I even had to employ the old sock pole.  It is now holding all the arm and legwarmers.

Socks I warn you – only go out – do not come in again!

It could be worse….


(hopefully not) the end of summer

It is raining today.  And cold.  The weatherman predicted a 30% chance of showers.  The paper said sunny.  The weatherman was more right.  People walk by with their hoods up.  Others have socks on for the first time in a looooong time.  (That would be me)  I am not ready for this! Let there still be more summer and more hot days!  My tomatoes need to ripen! Last night, I picked these

They are a family of Japanese Black Salad tomatoes.  I just love the shapes.  My camera seems to have been to shy to take a crisper picture….

I also received my Croenert shipment.  Every box to arrive at the store these days contains a happy surprise. Croenert is a German company and manufactures in Italy.  They use the most beautiful, soft yarns.

Since it was cold, I put sleeves on Sofia,

What they are best known for, however, are their Over-the-Knees.  They have been an all-time best seller at my store and this year they have added new colors.

The sun is peeking through the clouds.  Time to close the store for today.

Happy Labor Day weekend!

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