Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Day

It's snowing again today and I need to go pack for a trip to Michigan this weekend. My cousin is getting married so we are off the UP (Upper Peninsula of Michigan). There is a contest here, to show your collections so here is mine. I have collect glass bottles since I was a teen. I found most in the junk pile out by my friends house or garage sales. They have been hauled all over with me since. Every once in a while BDiddy tries to get me to get rid of them but I love them. He is not the antique lover. The little blue one was given to me by my grandma so I can't get rid of that one for sure.

Three of these above were found out in the woods, I'm not sure how old they are but maybe from the 50's?

This little blue one was on my great grandma's shelf, I am named for her. I got it when she died its the only thing of hers I have. It makes me think of her and how pleased she was every time we saw her. She would say my name with her thick Finnish accent with such a happy tone and hug me tight. I wish I knew more about her. She came from Finland at age 16. I can't even imagine what that was like. I will have to ask my mom what she knows.

I will be bringing my Azure sock and the Asymmetrical Cardigan to work on in the car. The ride is about 4-5 hours so I should have plenty of time to knit. Have a good weekend!


...Sarah said...

I love the memories you have in your collection. They are a nice reminder of a loved one.

By-the-way I totally had a sticker collection. I still have the album too!

pve design said...

i have a red glass from my grandma elsie, my mom's mom and i cherish it.
love your blog, your knits, your yarn and your photos are amazing.
visit me, i am an artist, mother of 3, and knitter.
i want to post some knits, getting the courage to!

Rani said...

Hope you had a great weekend.

What a cool post - to show the bottles and stories.

Maybe a yarn colorway in those colors? Name it after Grandma!

Stay warm!!

Yarnhog said...

I love the bottles. I have my great-grandmother's salt and pepper shakers, and I use them every day.