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.
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.)
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-
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.
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
Photo # 3 Shot Horizontally
#4 A vertical shot for sure
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. A Pittsburgh Christmas tradition.
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
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…. 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?