In my blog I plan to chat about nature, crafts, baking, gardening, beekeeping, family, and whatever else seems appropriate at the time. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I bought this piece of luggage at a garage sale this summer. My plan was to store my nice wool pieces in it. But I could never get it to open without taking a pair of channel locks to it. I would take them and squeeze until it would open. I asked my Shug to work on it for me. He didn't need to.
Apparently, I just needed an education in opening old luggage. You simply put your thumb on the inside of the lock, and push. It opens...easily. Very easily.
However, it has an odor. It's that musty moth-bally type odor. I've washed it completely out and left it open, outside for a few days. I put a box of baking soda in it, and that little fish is a lavender sachet. So far, it still has an odor.
I'm 58. A wife, a beekeeper, a gardener, and a crafter. I like to read; novels and old cookbooks with history in them are my favorites. I've been married for 21 years to a loving, hard-working man, who makes me laugh. We have a little dog that was found dumped in a park, and given to us. He is a boy, but has a girl name. Sorry Dixie. (could be uni-sex I suppose)
We have decided to take a journey together and build a new home on some land we purchased a few years ago. We are building the home ourselves. 2016 and we are finally living on the main level of our new home. I've created "The House on Hilltop Farm" blog, so I can record the house building journey. The Bee Lady from Hilltop Farm is about everything else going on in my life.
Nice to meet you.
So, I showed my niece my new (old) camper and she said, "I love the name coral belle. Coral reminds me of the ocean and the color of the camper reminds me of the color of the water in the ocean." (Out of the mouths of babes!)