Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Event 14383980

The dog and the cat slept through it but we sure felt the earthquake this morning. During all the shaking, I kept an eye on my bookcase and remembered how I never had it attached to the wall like you're supposed to. (It wasn't moving too violently so I don't think there was any danger of it falling over, but I really should have it bolted to the wall.) Once the earthquake was over, I went to the USGS site and filled out a Did you feel it? form. I've done that in the past and never have anything significant to report, but I think it's neat to look at the statistics afterwards. Over 38,000 people sent in information on where they were, what they felt, and if they suffered any damage when Event 14383980 happened.

There's a free pattern for a cute bunny doll at Raggedy Old Annies. I like how they look old-timey from being stained with coffee.

TipNut is sharing vintage patterns and instructions for some cute potholders, including a tea pot, a coffee pot, a butterfly, two oven mitts and a round one with birds.

WishbookWeb.com has photos from vintage store catalogs from 1940 through 1982, including the 1971 Sear's Christmas catalog [link via Meggiecat]. I just found my Mia doll in there. She sold for $6.97 that year!

I still have Mia. No, I didn't cut her bangs. Why do you ask?

7 comments:

Bethany Hissong said...

You find the best links!!! I want to look at those Sears catalogs more when I have time to really look! I remember just pouring over them before Christmas! I loved anything Snoopy or Peanuts! Your Mindy doll looks a lot like some of my dolls... I'm surprised we're not all hairdressers... then again, maybe that's why!!!

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friend, I come by referral aury, I loved your blog, I hope that the earthquake has just left a scare and that had not lost to regret, it's hard going through a trance so, but trust that everything saldra better, greeting

Malphi said...

Your Mindy looks like she has a great sense of humour! Now I want one too!!

Mary said...

I am glad you made it through the earthquake. It was interesting to watch the various earthquake videos. My favorite is Judge Judy and her bolting from the room while the plantiff and defendant weren't dismissed so they had to stay. The quake registered on the instruments at the Weston Observatory in Newton, MA. Obviously not as strong as the instruments out there.

Thanks for the links.

Mary

Brook said...

Earthquakes are so random... I feel by the time I run to the door they are already over...

Lil_Birdie said...

Eek , Southern California is beautiful but I think I'd rather deal with the hurricanes . (<3 Windandsea beach) Glad everything was ok. Is that a Chrissy doll ?

Lil_Birdie said...

I kind of thought that doll looked familiar. My sister had one and I cut it's hair too when I was little. Then when my daughter was little someone gave her their old Chrissy doll and it was in perfect shape , she gave it a hair cut too . My mother in law collects dolls and she has one with a slight hair cut also . There must be alot of these dolls around with hair cuts , must have something to do with that retractable hair :)