Monday, March 22, 2010

Hardware and Softwear

This is the hardware. My son moved out this weekend, to the home that he and his fiancee will share when they are married. I was looking around the empty room, being sentimental and thinking about all the changes....and all the work I want to do to this room in the next month! I noticed again one of the things I love about this house...the hardware. I like the little x's and o's on the hinges.

I get aggravated about how the old stuff doesn't latch quite right, but isn't it charming?

And this is the softwear....I'm making a new felted bag from some beautiful Malabrigo yarn. It's such lovely stuff to work with. So soft! We went to see Cirque du Soleil in Champaign, IL and while we were there I visited Needleworks and Klose Knit. Both are lovely shops with a nice variety of yarns and supplies.


Dawn said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE the hardware! Our house is over 100 years old but there is NOTHING left in here to know that, it is really sad how people don't appreciate any of that!

pedalpower said...

Hi Dawn! We're lucky that some of the stuff is still here...some prettily shaped woodwork and some of the hardware. And most of the hardwood floors were salvageable after we tore up the carpets. It's that kind of thing that makes it worth living with the quirks of an old place!

laura venosa dellaporta said...

wanted to email you an not locate... your talent is taking my breath away! I just got you comment thank you for you sweet visit.. when I have time I will be back to soak all this in... your drawings are incredible. glad we connected. xo Laura