Sunday Sevens #21

This is a bit of a late one today…it is still Sunday in the USA though! I really can’t believe it is February today! Already!! This week has been a strange one as things have been quiet on the paperwork/ sorting side of things. Visa paperwork has been submitted and we just have to wait. Our UK house is on the market so we just have to wait for viewings. We have also sorted the container to ship our belongings over the the US; we just have to wait for them. I don’t like waiting. I like to be in control of everything and I can’t control any of these things. It has actually been nice to just catch up with a few things this week!

1. On Sunday, we visited an antique store on the other side of the bay. It has always intrigued me as it is called “Alice’s Wonderland”! What a great name! They had some gorgeous stuff in but I held back and only purchased a couple of vintage Hoover Dam postcards. I am building my collection of vintage PC’s, mainly of places we have visited.

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Bags Galore…

I’ve just realised that I have been a  little quiet on the blog over the last week or so.  I’ve actually been overwhelmed with projects, and I have been quite busy trying to get things finished.

A few weeks ago I borrowed Lola Nova’s book from the library.  This isn’t a sponsored post…I’ve included a link for if anyone wants to look at it!  It has some great projects in it and has a bit of a bohemian feel to it.  Lovely photography and fabrics.  I used one of the projects in the book as inspiration for my patchwork bathmat.  There was also a couple of bag projects that I wanted to have a go at.

I needed a bag to take to the library, to hold any books or DVD’s that we are checking out or returning. At the moment, I am using a foldaway bag from H&M.  The pouch for the bag is quite modern and has a geometric print on it.  However, the actual bag is just a thin black polyester.  Adam says that it is ugly and he sighs every time I use it!  The Vagabond bag in the Lola Nova book seems like a perfect bag for library visits.  The only thing that put me off was the bias binding; I declared my hate for it here, but I was prepared to give it another go.

Vagabond bag

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A Hidden Treasure

I feel that Mobile isn’t really a big city for tourism.  There are many things to do here; museums, parks, shops…but it always seems to be quiet and peaceful.  We often end up wondering where everyone is and wonder if we are missing something!  Yesterday we headed downtown for some lunch and I then wanted to go and visit the library.  I was intrigued more than anything, not only was this grand building huge (bigger than most libraries I have seen), it was also quite mysterious.  From the outside, you could not see into the building.  Every time we had driven past, I had always wondered what it was like inside.

I had been on the website and looked into getting a library card.  I wasn’t entirely convinced that I would be eligible but I had proof of our stay and address.  The online catalogue also showed that there were some Mollie Makes books available; the ones that I had been looking at buying!

The car park was busy.  It appeared that this was the place where everyone was!  I filled out the form, presented my ID and was given a brand new library card.  Now, I hate to admit this but I haven’t used a library since my time in University, where all of the books I read were about various educational issues and they would help me to write assignments.  Over the last couple of years I have taken my class to visit their local library but never actually used it myself!

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