Originally Posted by erehweslefox
I really want a miniature tea set.
Ok here is some crazy. My grandmom used to dip eggs in mineral oil. claimed it kept them fresh near forever, anyone ever hear of such nonsense? Or is this some weird Alabama/Vermont (family from VT, Grandmother met Grandfather when he was in flight training in Alabama WWII thing) fusion thing? Because I do have a number of those. Collard Greens with Maple syrup and all....
It might be true. Eggshells are porous and if you seal them so the air can't get through, it might make the eggs last a lot longer.
Originally Posted by medtran49
Sort of shows the house a little. Craig built me the cart to my specs. Such a sweetie. The little triangle area is a little nursery area with Noah's ark wallpaper.
Pics of the 2 big (comparatively) petit point projects I've done. They are both finished now, just not easily available. All the white, white part of rug was filled in with the cream color. I'm working on a Heriz rug that is also 40 count but haven't got a tremendous amount done on it yet.
The rug is on 28 count/sq. inch if I remember correctly and I think was 5"x8", maybe 6"x9". The Cluny tapestry is on 40 count/sq. inch, and is 5"x6".
You have the Orchid dollhouse! Someone in our forum made a little library out of the Orchid and since then it's been on my wish list.
I love the tapestry and the rug! That is one skill I wish I had, but.....not with my clumsy fingers. You do such beautiful work! And I can tell your patience level is way higher than mine. Way, way higher!
The sterling silver used to not cost so much. I was going to make a trophy case for all the shows my miniature dog won, and when I started, I got a sugar dish with filigree handles - looked just like a loving cup trophy. That was only $10. I've bought a few other pieces over the years, but not recently. And just in case you still have your heart set on silver - it tarnishes and you get to clean it just like the real thing. Joy.
In fact, back in the 80s I bought a little miniature copper tea kettle. It tarnished as well. I gave it to a friend because I had enough to do keeping my real copper pots polished.