Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Little Bit of Everything


Auction season is in full swing ... every weekend finds me in a different place either setting up for a sale or sorting and cataloging the next one.


I did purchase a little booklet the other day that I would like to recommend to those with a passion for Jane Austen... delightfully small it is a quick read and full of wonderful illustrations. Perfect to peruse when one is running hither and fro.



Back on the knitting front I've gone nutty for nests, a delightful way to make use of those half skeins that are lying about and they'll make sweet receptacles for some Easter treats.


And of course as you can see Madelaine is just thrilled with the arrival of Spring.

Enjoy this last week of March...

18 comments:

bad penny said...

those nests are so cosy looking.
I took hubby to Bath for a romantic weekend - he even went round Jane Austn's house with me !

Susan said...

Your posts always make me smile!
Suz in the Tules

Pondside said...

I love the idea of making nests with my leftover bits of fuzz and fluff - thanks for that!
I wish I could follow you to an auction one day. I imagine that it would a lot of fun to see the bits, bobs and treasures! Alas, this year there'll be no trip to NOTL for the Shaw, although SIL once again has a show there.

snoopydog said...

Madelaine is just the cutest little girl! That's a great photo. Love the nests too! What a good idea. Ros

Cottage Garden said...

How wonderful to go to auctions every weekend, I know its your job but even so ... heaven!
So that's what you did with those left-over skeins - an inspired idea to make Easter nests, they are charming - as is Madelaine of course - what a sweetie!

Have a wonderful weekend Susan and a successful auction.

Jeanne x

Christine Crocker said...

what sweet little nests!
and in every pale sherbet-y spring hues too.
yes, little Madeleine looks like she has settled in for a nap inside her nest. Something tells me she is quite the comfort kitten.

Lori said...

Susan, i was going to say that your nests were the cutest things...but then i saw the picture of Madelaine, and i am sorry but she is the cutest thing...i do love your nests too, they are awfully sweet!!!

June said...

I so loved all your pictures. The nest you are making are so darn cute...and seeing Madelaine in her own little nest is the cutest of all.
hugs

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Auction season... just the thought of all the goodies you get to see and touch sounds wonderful!

I don't think I've commented on your sidebar... I love the photo of the loaded clothesline (just above that cute little Madelaine... and of course in the current post she looks darling too!)

Your knitted nests are perfect little cozies for kids who will be hunting for Easter sweets. I bet there will be some happy little ones around you on Easter Sunday. (:
xxxVicki

Gilly said...

You are in the auction business??!! Does it make you a great expert? Any particular sort of auction?

Suzanne said...

Awww, Madelaine does look thrilled that Spring has arrived! I'm happy for you too, after your long winter.
Thanks for the book recommendation, I'll be checking online for it.
Clever and wonderful idea of using all the "leftovers" to make something soft and pretty. Have fun at the auctions this weekend!

Christine LeFever said...

To knit a nest so sweet makes you a mother bird that I would want to belong to.

Your dear little Madeleine is a precious little being, oh my.

And indeed, Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen is one little book I shall be on the lookout for. Thank you for sharing.

Christine

RILEY AND STAR said...

Hi Miss. Maddie,

We just came across your blog and we luuuv it, it's sooo delightful and so pretty!

We collect Antiques too and anything old. Mommy likes to make new things out of old things.

We would luv to have you as our new friend, so please stop by and visit.

Luv, Riley and Star.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Susan...what fun you must have being in different places for auctions!!!
I have recently bought myself a book of Jane Austen stories and am so looking forward to reading them...
Your nests are just so sweet and perfect for Easter treats...sure to bring a smile to some faces...
Your Madelaine is just gorgeous in her nest there...quite a beauty she is...Have a wonderful week, Dzintra♥x

The Victorian Parlor said...

The nests are lovely! The book about Jane Austen sounds very interesting-I'll have to look for that one-thanks for recommending it! Of course, my favorite picture is of Madelaine-she's adorable:).

Blessings,

Kim

Miss Gracie's House said...

Easter blessings to you! I'm gonna have to check out that book...
Rene'

Suzanne said...

Came by to wish you a Happy Easter with your family, Susan. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Julie said...

Hi Susan,
I love the nests!!! Especially the one with the wonderful little green rabbit. ADORABLE!!!
I hope you and your family have a most WONDERFUL and HASPPY Easter!!!
Julie