Month: March 2017

Free Placemat Pattern- And it’s Not Broomstick Lace!

When I first saw this pattern in the 1967 February magazine I thought it was broomstick lace, which I’ve always loved but can’t remember ever trying. Spoiler alert- It’s NOT broomstick lace! It’s actually a very easy knit lace pattern that mimics broomstick. It’s called the…

A 1967 Tatted Edge- Bookmark

I spent some time trying to finish up some projects in my workbasket, and one of them was this tatted edge from the February 1967 issue. I do know how to tat, both needle and shuttle, but I admit I am not well practiced and I…

Foot Warmers

I started the Foot Warmers pattern last week as we waited for a snow storm to blow in. Both the snow storm and slipper pattern were a bit of a flop. It did snow, some, and the the pattern does make slippers, but neither were quite…

Feeling Uninspired

I’m really struggling with the blog this month. I’ve yet in casual browsing to find an issue that didn’t amaze me, but this issue kind of does. I’m just not in love with anything in it. I DO however have some stuff coming down the line,…

That’s Right Folks! It’s a Jello Mold!

I promised in February that the Ripe Olive Empress Salad, Jello Mold,  would be made! There was a delay, but it was made as promised. Usually I buy my gelatin in bulk but when I went to a new bulk food store they didn’t sell it…

March 1975

1975, what a year! The Kool-Aid man started appearing in some TV commercials! and TVS in Australia even started broadcasting some color! The betamax was released. In 1975 the ring tab beer and soda can design was discontinued (and was previously used in wide variety of…