Sunday, February 7, 2010

long time, no post...

Sorry for the long absence! Last weekend, we took a little vacation to visit the inlaws at their new place on the Southern Oregon coast, with stopovers in Portland each way. It was a long drive (about 8 or 9 hours each way), but the weather was mostly good and traffic was light, and spreading the driving out over 4 days (and 4 naps for Vada!) really helped. I'm happy to know that the trip isn't too bad, because I'm sure we'll be doing it fairly often.

If it was just me, I would have mapped out and hit every thrift store on the way. My husband is the exact opposite - he likes to get to his destination as quickly and directly as humanly possible. But if you have to stop for a break, and there just happens to be a Value Village nearby (thank you, iPhone!), why not stop and let the kid run around in there, right? I was so excited to find these pillowcases (two pink, one green), in one of my favorite prints! Score!

It actually feels like a different fabric than the sheets I already have (maybe all cotton, instead of a cotton/poly mix?), and the print is smaller and the colors are brighter. They don't have any labels inside, and seem to be hand sewn instead of mass produced. A little mysterious! I wonder if anyone has documented vintage linens? I wish I had made a record of the labels for the ones I've collected. Maybe I'll start doing that...

Anyway, here are the other 3 I have. I think these are all the colorways I've seen for this print. I just love it!

After we returned from vacation, I had the whole rest of the week off. I had planned to do nothing but sew, sew, sew. Ha! Let's see... I did taxes, sold the old toddler bed and moved Vada into a new "big girl" bed, and caught up on laundry. Then I spent two days decluttering and tidying the house, in preparation for the initial visit from the cleaners we finally hired. Then half a day of killing time away from the house while they cleaned. Yesterday, we got crazy and started painted Vada's bedroom (pink! and blue! with swirls!). It's only half done, but it's looking great! I'll share some pictures when it's complete. I managed to sneak in a little sewing this weekend, but I'll save that for another post too.

Phew! I admit it - I'm actually looking forward to going back to work tomorrow. Vacation is exhausting!!


  1. Wow! You've been productive! I agree - I always feel exhausted after vacations, too. Loooooove those linens...I've never seen that pattern and it is totally amazing!

  2. i just love seeing your vintage linens!

    it sounds like you've been really busy. i can't wait to see what sewing you've done.

  3. vacation is exhausting!!! glad you had a fun trip. i miss the oregon coast. those three sheets together look so yummy...i love them.

  4. Those patterns are lovely! You have such a good eye, and I can't wait to see you little daughter room - it sounds wonderful,

  5. Hey Evelyn, I know you like vintage fabrics, so this give-away made me think of you:


  6. We're the "drive through as fast as humanly possible kind too," but after seeing your score I may have to rethink my road trip methods!

  7. I think the pink pattern is the exact print my sister and I had as a bed spread growing up. Love it!
    Take care,

  8. Hey neighbor! (I recently located to Sammamish from Portland.)
    Great finds-- and how cool that you've got them in different colorways!