A sweet friend sent me an email Friday that there was a big stash of Pyrex at the local Goodwill. What a great tip!
Unfortunately, I had not checked my email until right before starting a work shift, so I couldn't go there immediately. As you might suppose, by the time I did make it there, it was crickets in the Pyrex department. Nothing left.
But all was not lost. In my quest to scour the shelves for any misplaced or wandering Pyrex, I found some other treasures, like this vintage picnic basket.
I'm typing "picnic basket" here, but in my head, I'm hearing a Yogi Bear voice say "pic-a-nic basket." Also, "Mr. Forest Ranger, sir." You too, now? Sorry, Boo-Boo.
Classic cartoon references aside, I also found a couple cute metal recipe boxes. One probably dates to the late 1950s or early '60s and the other one with the strawberry motif is probably late '70s, early '80s.
That makes four such boxes in my house...another collection, yikes!
I knew nothing about these vintage serving bowls except that I liked them. There were two, and who am I to separate twins?
They will be brimming with with freshly picked raspberries in the coming months, and green beans. Not together, though. You really do need two different bowls for that.
There was more sewing this weekend too, since the weather was deciding to be all cool, cloudy, damp, and April-like. I just holed up in the sewing room and knocked out a couple more scrappy string rings.
I think this one is my favorite so far:
On second thought, maybe it's this one...
...or was it this one?
Okay, I really can't pick a favorite because they're all winners. I'm halfway there—six more to go!
I also made a few more string blocks for the String Thing Along charity quilt that Brenda will be putting together. These will go in the mail tomorrow morning.