how could i resist?

Photos don't do these lovely, framed needlepoints justice...
I found them during the last hours of a church rummage sale
in a nearby town.
They're all signed and dated (1957 & 1960).
It was stuff a bag full and pay $3!
How could I resist?

let the soups begin

After a quick inventory of my refrigerator doors and drawers,
it was obvious to me that it was Soup Time!
I boiled a few potatoes from the bottom of the bag, sliced some zucchini,
and diced some onions.  Covered them with water and boiled awhile.
I beat them with my hand beater right in the water.
Added some left over fresh corn, some tomatoes just little past slicing prime,
a handful of shredded cheddar cheese and a few pieces of bacon I'd browned in the microwave.
I had a partial can of evaporated milk so I added that to the mixture along with 
a bit of salt and pepper.
The flavors will blend as it warms on the stovetop this morning.
Then I think I'll serve it in one of these tureens from my collection--thrifted, of course.
 (Or maybe we'll just dish it up straight out of the saucepan.....)

parting is such sweet sorrow

Yes, it really is (such sweet sorrow),
but I really MUST.
The time is w-a-y past due. 
I need to begin somewhere.
 I hope to find a buyer who will get as much enjoyment from them as I have...
 After my husband removed a rope inset in this wood frame,
he sanded it and I gave it a coat of white paint.
Frames "make" a picture, I think.
So when I found this one at a garage sale on the way to a thrift store this past weekend,
I snatched it up!
With or without a picture, it will find a place SOMEwhere.