Peruvian Folk Art on Walnut Street

These bright colors caught my eye as I walked by the storefront of La Feria on Walnut Street.

It’s a restaurant too.

Shot horizontally. Fingers crossed it doesn’t somersault.

A Tea Wallet

One birthday, my friend Donna mailed me a teabag in a little fabric envelope. Here’s how I learned about another Tea Wallet.

Last week at the NY Public Library, my sister found a murder mystery with knitting on the cover and thought of me. (Yarned and Dangerous by Sadie Hartwell) see cover image below

In the back of the book she said there was a knitting pattern for a Tea Wallet.  I found another Tea Wallet pattern for one by Diane Trap on Ravelry. I knit one for my friend Vincie because I knew she carries her own tea bags in her purse. In a little plastic baggie. Not any more!

I made a modification on the front flap and made it a triangle shape, decreasing at each side.

The quilted knitting motion bag serving as a pretty backdrop for the photo shoot was stitched by my Woolswap partner, Catherine, in New Zealand.

Knit with scraps of organic cotton yarn –Made in America Yarns, the Wildflowers Collection . from Philadelphia

(Modified the front envelope flap- shortened it by half and made a triangle by knitting 2 together on edges while in one row BO 3 then next row CO 3 to create a button hole.)

These were photographed vertically on my phone and I attempted to adjust them on the computer before publishing. And of course they look perfectly aligned and oriented to me but I can’t tell if I’ve gotten them correct for some viewers.  Trying

Interesting Finds at the Handmade Arcade

 

Dear Blog Followers/Readers

Thanks to all who have responded on the positioning of the photos when they view the blog.  It has been beyond annoying and frustrating, especially for those who get the photos sideways. 

Today I spent time rotating and saving and resizing the photos which were shot vertically.  If they are on their side, I hope you will inform me right away so I can go back to the drawing board.  When I look at them they look correct but not for all receiving them.  

I heard from a woman I photographed last week about the auto rotation of photos on various programs.  Here is the link to that information

I knew nothing about Exif Data    

Still working on the solution to proper orientation of photos no matter who views it on ALL devices. 

Now back to our regularly scheduled blog post of the day-   

Handmade Arcade at  Pittsburgh’s David Lawrence Convention Center, Saturday afternoon.

This is Douglas of My Vinyl Resting Place  holding a vinyl record now shaped as a bowl

Deanna of Cleveland Street Glass

When I asked her how she got into this business she said she moved to Cleveland and in just a week her car was broken into.

Mr. Wise co-owner of Second Season packages a pair of Repurposed Redesigned Upcycled mittens made from used sweaters

Underground Parking Garages Make One Wary

Underground Parking Garages Make One Wary. Six word Saturday.

Too many movies spark one’s imagination. Especially at night.

Shot horizontally Friday night under the Giant Eagle Marketplace in Shadyside.

If it’s standing on end, do let me know.

Sideways- Not the Movie

Dear Blog Readers.  I hope you can help me today.  Computer/blog issues are frustrating as many of you know, but not something anyone really wants to spend time on.  WordPress Happiness Engineers are trying to assist me. The problem is they can’t see what YOU see on your computer or device.

It has come to my attention that some of my photos on the blog posts are showing up sideways, reducing the enjoyment of viewing the photographs for sure.  I’ve been blogging for 9 1/2 years and this issue has  occurred recently it seems.  Have any of you bloggers experienced this problem.

I take photos with a camera and or an iphone and blog from my computer or my phone.  Not sure if the method I use to upload photos is the problem.

I am going to post a few photos and if you would be so good as to let me know if you see them correctly.  Also what device are you viewing them on IF you see them sideways. Thank you.

Photo 1 is photographed vertically   

Jack at Thanksgiving in Virginia

Photo #2 is shot horizontally    

Maura in Virginia at Thanksgiving

Photo # 3 Shot Horizontally  


Michael in Virginia at Thanksgiving

#4  A vertical shot for sure

Maura Texted a Night Pic

Granddaughter Maura (just turned ten) texted me a night photo of a Christmas house. For the blog!

Last night, after Steve and I grabbed a bite, we drove through a neighborhood in search of a few more photos to add to Maura’s.

It’s dark so early now as we approach that shortest day of light.

Here’s the house in Columbus Ohio that Maura sent.

Thanks for the good idea, Maura. What a lot of colorful decorations!

Below are a few Pittsburgh houses, mostly taken from the car except for the snowy animals. I had to get out.

Hungarian Nut Roll

Hungarian Nut Roll. A Pittsburgh Christmas tradition.

Hungarian Nut Roll video -Pittsburgh

https://youtu.be/mMQsI98tmEY

Post from five years ago 2013

Today Jaclyn and her sister Shannon baked nut rolls together, carrying on family tradition.

Their mother, Theresa, passed last February. (2013) This post is to remember Theresa, those who knew and loved her and to send hugs to Jaclyn and Shannon as they are missing their mom, especially at Christmas time.

Theresa was one of the four sisters in this slideshow (baking the pizelles)  showing the three sisters making nutroll in Pittsburgh- Linda, Georgeann and Theresa,  while the fourth sister Marlene communicated via SKYPE in Virginia.

You might remember the previous post of the 15 greased nut roll pans  where the retro recipe card is photographed in case you want to make them.

Marlene and I share grandchildren and her daughter Erika is married to my son Mark.

 

One of my favorite photos from long ago, taken by unknown photographer. Theresa, their mother Marion, Bride Linda, Marlene and Georgeann

https://rutheh.com/2013/03/01/a-mother-grandmother-sister-aunt-and-friend-remembering-theresa/

Just a few little things

Just a few little things. Making the season bright. Getting in the Spirit and counteracting the early darkness with festive lights and decorations.

How about the Santa on the lighted canopy over the front steps? Thank goodness I had a red light at the Edgetown intersection.

I don’t think I’m superstitious but…

I don’t think I’m superstitious but…. guess what?  When I saw the horseshoe embedded into this cement sidewalk in Wilkinsburg, I felt lucky.  Like it was a good sign.

So if I am not superstitious, why would I get a sense of this symbol as being fortunate?  Why are horseshoes considered symbols of good luck   Here is one article I found on the subject   

I heard if you hang a horseshoe you were to have it look like a U so the luck didn’t run out!

Do you walk under ladders? Do you open an umbrella in the house?  Do you throw a pinch of spilled salt over your shoulder? Do you kiss bread before disposing of it if necessary?  If a black cat walked in front of your path, would you worry? Do you knock on wood?

Just thinking about whether or not these things come to mind and do I react differently of just chalk it up to imaginary?