Thursday, February 04, 2016

Fairy Tale Friday--The Heavenly Messengers

From Old-World Japan: Legends Of the Land of the Gods retold by Frank Rinde, with illustrations by T.H. Robinson, enjoy The Heavenly Messengers, in which the gods try and try again to bring order to the Earth.


Friday, January 29, 2016

Fairy Tale Friday

Enjoy Ancient Tide Lore and Tales of the Sea, From the Two Ends of the World, also, Some Highly Curious Ancient and Legendary Little-Known East Coast Maori Stories collected and translated by William Colenso.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

This is What 61 Looks Like

It looks sweet!

Thanks to Sue, whose first cake broke in pieces.  Determined that I should have a beautiful birthday cake, she made another (pictured above).

 The first attempt.

After fudge and cake, I am ready for anything!

Bertha Frances (click for catalog record)



Rosemary gave me two cupcakes and an amazing clock that runs on water! A water clock


Friday, August 14, 2015

Fairy Tale Friday--Huldu-Folk

After seeing the movie Thale, I wanted to find tales featuring Hulder, seductive forest-dwelling women with tails. This book, Scandinavian Folk-Lore, edited by William Alexander Craigie, has several starting on page 162.  Unfortunately, it has no illustrations, but I've collected some from other sources. Note the tails sticking out from under the Hulders's skirts.


Friday, August 07, 2015

Fairy Tale Friday--The Voice of the Bell

This tale of a bell, a baby, and a male curfew is from The Unmannerly Tiger and other Korean Tales by William Elliot Griffis.  I can't remember reading any other tale featuring a male curfew. I'd like to find others.

Folkwear Pattern

Baby Bell Pepper


Friday, July 31, 2015

Fairy Tale Friday--The Unnatural Mother: a Swazi Tale

From Fairy Tales From South Africa by Mrs.E.J. Bourhill and Mrs. J.B. Drake enjoy The Unnatural Mother.

In this tale a child sends a parent on a quest; I've never come across that situation before.  A mother sins against nature, so has to redeem herself by finding and bringing home some special water.


between 1919 and 1936