A Week Away in Ohio

Monday, September 2, 2013

Car Knitting
Car Knitting, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Happy Labor Day! I'm excited to kick the day off with some thrifting and then it's back to work this afternoon.  I'm having a hard time finding a good routine these past few weeks, hence the lack of posts.  Something's got to give, and for a bit there it was blogging.  Hoping to get back into the swing of things this week.  Thought I better tell you about my lovely week in Ohio before it's too late!

Worked on my honey cowl in the car (it's about a 9 hour drive!), which I finally finished!

Thrift Finds
Thrift Finds, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
First things first, of course we went thrifting right away! We didn't do as well as we usually do, but we weren't going to have crazy luck every time.  I did manage to find another set of vintage Star Wars sheets for Amanda, another tin from a matching set and a vintage quilt for $5!

Thrifted Quilt
Thrifted Quilt, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Here is a better look at the vintage quilt! It's so bright and pretty, but it's pretty thin.  The top of the quilt is in especially bad shape with lots of holes and such.  I haven't decided exactly how I want to fix it, but it's so thin I might treat it as a quilt top.  Give it a new layer of batting and backing and then do some really light quilting.  We'll see, I'll have more time this winter to work on getting it fixed up.  I obviously don't need more quilts but I just couldn't leave it!

Antique Mall Finds
Antique Mall Finds, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I managed to pick up a few other goodies at the local antique mall.  Another Dansk Kobenstyle dish and a MINI Droste's cocoa tin! I couldn't believe my eyes, it's so cute!

Quilty Mess
Quilty Mess, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I brought my featherweight with me and stitch up a quilt top with my Mom while I was away.  It was really nice having help getting it all put together!

Cheesy Goodness by Jeni Baker
Cheesy Goodness, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I've been wanting to try out a few of Deedee's awesome recipes for a while, and this was the perfect opportunity.  We made the fried boccocini, which was so delicious! You can find the recipe here.

Cheese Danish
Cheese Danish, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
And of course we had to make Deedee's famous cheese danish.  So, so yummy.  Seriously.  Go make them!  You can find the recipe here.

Melt by Jeni Baker
Melt, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
We also finally ate at Melt! It's an all grilled cheese restaurant! I got a regular with bacon.  It was really good.  A crazy amount of food!

Bobbie by Jeni Baker
Bobbie, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I got to see the kitties! This is Bobbie!

Blackie, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
And Blackie, who was claiming all the yarn and knitting projects!

Vintage Goodies
Vintage Goodies, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
A few more vintage sewing goodies to take home too, thanks to my Aunt Karen! I also snatched up a couple bunny buttons from my Mom's stash! :)

The Lake by Jeni Baker
The Lake, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
It was a great week and we got some beautiful weather.  It's always nice to go home.

See you soon!


  1. Glad you got a break from your busy life! A visit with mom is to be treasured!

  2. Ohio was happy to have you visit...nice finds and always good to spend time with family...specially Mom!

  3. Love the thrifted quilt! I would not have resisted the purchase either! :)

  4. you certainly had some bargains on your thrift shop, the quilt was a wonderful buy.

  5. I am so glad you had a nice time. Everyone needs time to rejuvenate. Your cowl lokks wonderful.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

  6. Since I am the only quilter/sewing person in both sides of the family, I am always being blessed with sewing notions, buttons, fabric, etc from various family members who are deceased or sizing-down. I'm so lucky!

  7. I am so glad you rescued that lovely vintage quilt and gave it a good home.

  8. The quilt is truly a treasure!! Great finds!


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