Monday, August 25, 2008

She Knows What I Like

When Happy Wonderer and I met up to walk last week after our summers of travel in far away places, she presented me with a little gift. Something she found on one of her forays into Thrift Store Land.


The lady knows what I like: turquoise. And she knows I have never met a dish or vase I didn't like! This azure treasure was Made In Italy. I love it! Thanks, HW!




The embossed label in the front says Roma 1 Litro.




Could I use it as a water pitcher/decanter on the dining table?


My update on Doing Not Thinking Challenge: I finished #1, 4, and 6 on my list from last week. I repaired the bath towel hem, and it took me all of five minutes. I hung the curtains in the bedroom. I remember now why I didn't hang them in there last year. They are too short for the largest window, but The Professor said he could lower the curtain rod. I resewed the elastic in the doll clothes. #2, putting the lining in the sheer skirt, is not done, but the material is laid out, ready for the pattern to be pinned. #7: I started reading Real Food this afternoon. Iam not going to add any more items to the list until I finish these.
So this week I hope to sew the wool bag for myself, buy or sew curtains for the guest room, put the lining in the sheer blue skirt and keep reading. This week is also the start of my school year. I had a day of inservice and will have a staff meeting tomorrow. However, I found out I do not actually begin teaching until the middle of September, due to my 'job description' as Title I teacher for First Grade (yes a change from last year), which doesn't begin until after the classroom teachers assess and identify the Title I students in their classrooms. I just got two more weeks of summer vacation!

22 comments:

nikkipolani said...

Wheeee! One from a friend and one of time - two more weeks!

Bumpkin Bears said...

love that glass vase, it would be beautiful as a water pitcher :) Love the idea of doing not thinking challenge :) Catherine

Barbara said...

I think you would buy water in this jar in Italy. Lovely colour. In the UK special brands of water are sold in this colour bottle.

Viaduct is used for the main local railway line which has it's stop right at the top of the hill.

Kepp u p all that sewing and stuff.

Roxie said...

Definitely use as a carafe if you like. It may have been a wine bottle. Sooo pretty!

ellen b. said...

Glad you like it Willow. Look at how much you've gotten done. Well done...

Flower said...

You are doing such a good job getting your tasks done!!

Lovella said...

Ah so wonderful to have someone pay attention to the delights of our hearts. The vase would be perfect with some spring daffodils but that's a bit ahead of ourselves.
You'll have to explain a bit more in the future posts what you exactly do in this teaching position. We don't use that title up here.

Knitting Linguist said...

Let's hear it for more summer vacation!! I could use that...

I love that vase, and yes, most definitely a water pitcher on the table :)

Elizabeth said...

Enjoy you last few precious days of summer.
Yes, you are right.
DOING takes less time in the end than thinking about doing things .....now for that new slip cover for the ottoman.......hm......

Sara said...

Whoo-hoo! A short reprieve before the daily job begins in earnest!

That is most certainly a gorgeous gift in Italian blue. I think it deserves to hold some beautiful flowers for the dinner table now and then too....

You are zipping through that to do list very nicely. It's downright inspiring!

Jane said...

Your blue bottle is beautiful and will look lovely as a water pitcher. How lovely you've two more weeks of holiday. We go back on the 4th Sept. Well done with achieving your sewing goals. Jane x

Kathie said...

Love the blue glass! Congrats on what you got accomplished on the challenge!

Monica said...

Ohhhh, such a lovely blue vase. :)
You've done great on your Doing challenge!

Melanie said...

Well done for having some extra holiday and getting a lot done from your list. I hope you manage to finish it all before you return to work. I work from lists all the time. Things are a bit chaotic at the moment getting things ready for my children to return to school as well as the floor sanding and getting these time consuming stitcheries finished. But making lists really works for me. When I go to bed I tick off what I have manged and life feels good. I think I would feel a bit directionless without a list to order my day.

Tracy said...

Two more weeks--HOORAY! Enjoy...I know you will! :o) Your blue glass would make a great decanter/carafe at table. And you are getting such a lot done...Guess finding the right balance of Doing and Thinking will do that...Happy Days ((HUGS))

Deb said...

Beautiful blue! What a wonderful gift - the gift of time. Once again, after reading your post I am inspired to start doing, stop sitting and just thinking about all I should be doing! I am off to rake the lawn and work in my garden. It is a beautiful day in New England!

artgirlATL said...

I love blue glass.

Mama Mia said...

That cobalt vase/decanter is lovely! So you! :o)

Islandsparrow said...

What a beautiful vase!

and 2 more weeks off - that's great :)

Pat said...

That is a beautiful bottle --lovely color!

Good for you to have some more free time befoire going back to teaching. My Daughter-in-law teaches first grade too.

Cindy said...

Oooo is that glass "yummy" or what? I love blue glass and yours has that neat thickness to it that feels good when you heft it.

I also really like what you're doing with the challenge. I've been doing that sort of thing unofficially for the past couple of weeks. Doesn't it feel great?

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Mary said...

Willow,

The vase is beautiful. I used to have a clear one like that. I don't remember what happened to it.

You are doing well with the list. Seems you are getting things done.

Be sure to drop over to my Writing Nook and enter my Harvest Giveaway.

Blessings,
Mary