Sunday, January 22, 2012


hello Friends and welcome,I was supposed to post this shortly after I took these photos and had gone to the Flea market ,but things got in the way.
Plenty of interesting items to look at I really liked this sewing machine ,but didn't wait for the vendor to pick it up and show it to me I was curious of the make,I was really in a hurry to look around for some treasures.

I tried real hard to sneak between the crowds to get some photos , plenty of stuff to look at.

My eyes just skimmed over the items to see of any interest, I do look for wooden dolls that I fancy ,for which I have a small collection.  I also look for milk glass , I have a few of them,not many .
Plenty of pretty shoes unworn most of them ,but I am not a shoe gal.
This the view from a distance ,it was a nice sunny day for December.
Before taking the train home ,I stop over here  to use the ladies room and to get some juice.
And now for my  finds ,this was a large piece and I just love the period print isn't it lovely I  couldn't pass it up.

I also found some brand new vintage hankies ,who knows some shop emptied all of there merchandise that never sold ,some shops keep there stuff for years.
This is a corduroy skirt that I don't plan on wearing ,it has the tags on in and the fabric is wow ! just love it.

This little treasure was folded right sides together and had strayed from a big pile and people were stepping on it . I am so happy my eyes caught it when I picked it up and opened it I gasped what a beautiful print I washed and ironed it and will probably just keep it or frame it as is.

And I also got some little stitchery ,whats a flea market without .
Here is some more of my loot.
some more pretties .

Love the hankies can't have enough,I plan on making a wall hanging with all vintage hankies , so I need a few.
Was able to find some pretty prints ,can't ever have enough right !!

And some beautiful vintage children's hankies I love the prints  on these.
Love the children playing cowboys and Indians.
And the bear family is super sweet.

And some small cuts of fabric ,I washed and didn't iron  in case you didn't notice.
I love this print kind of like a paisley .

Well I hope you enjoyed my little tour of the flea market I wish I could go more often .  Sometimes I am afraid to go because I might finds to many goodies and I can't resist ,lucky I don't have much time and I rarely go, now one of these day my friend Madelyn will meet me there wink wink !! Madelyn is Greek American like I and she and I had planned many times to meet down there ,but things just didn't pan out ,once it was to hot,once the trains were not running,once she had an obligation and on and on let's see one of these days.   I wish all of you a nice day and I am super sorry I haven't had time to reply to your lovely comments ,not that there were tons of them, Love you all and happy crafting and quilting.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Good morning to all my friends and a Happy New Year to all and wish to all the best for this new year.  I woke up the after Christmas  and decided I need to make some traditional Greek Christmas cookies they all called kourabiedes ,but my younger son couldn't pronounce it ,so we called them snow cookies and he loves them ,and I can remember him saying snow cookies in his little boy voice .
I blanched the almonds first by boiling for a min. so that they can be slipped off, them roasting them till they have a bit of color .
I melted the butter in order to skim it out leaving the salt ,they don't have unsalted butter in the stores. So that was a bit of work, I used 2 cups of butter.
Then I used my vintage measuring cup that I have since I was very young , one cup of powder sugar.
Beat with the butter.
Added 3 egg yolks ,it looks like 4 because one popped.
Then a couple of tbsp. of whiskey , and a bit of vanilla.
Then we grind the almonds on an old mill that I had found at the flea market years ago, which I happen to use one just like it when I was very young when my mom made cookies.
I then mix with about 7 cups of flour or until not sticky ,but still moist, and then knead it on the counter top and flatten to about half and inch or more.,I  use a small glass and make moon shapes.
Lined up and ready to bake.
And here they are all baked  ,about 20 min. cookie temp.
And here they are with the powder sugar on then ready to eat, I started writing this post before new years day. I wish all of you a Happy New Year ,I am sorry  I haven't replied to comments yet, I will very soon I promise.