This is also VBS week and my son is enjoying it while I am volunteering as a trail guide for 6 yr olds. My word!! I know why I am not a teacher in my profession. We have had about 14-15 kids in our group with three adults. The first night, they are all very quiet and timid, getting used to what is going on and to all the new kids in their group. That only last two nights, then theyre teasing and poking, and "oh, he said this to me..." or "she pushed me...." I get home and I'm ready to crash.... If only they can bottle their energy and give me some...!!
Last week I did manage to get a pillow done....shame on me. ONE pillow!! A nice one anyway, that I have listed in my Etsy here. I have sold my Marie sachet, away to Luxembourg she went along with a cameo Victorian sachet ... and my Vintage inspired apron found a new home too.
Oh, I have to show you what I recieved last week from the island of Hawaiiiiiii!! I was twice lucky, this years cottage charm giveaway. I received these candle sticks from lovely Kennesha of Me and My House. Shes so sweet, she also included some fabrics for me, I love the Amy Butler piece she sent and the other pieces are cute too. Thank you so much Kennesha. The candlesticks look great with the pretty little crown tag.
On this post I also wanted to share with you, a book that I had bought on my last visit two years ago, to Malta. It is one of my favorite books. The author Carmelina was born in 1924 in Malta and she gathered a book with old photos of the island and people and events, including, visits from the British Royal family, (Malta was part of the colony at the time) and WW2. Here are just a few of the pictures in the book.
Another photo of people waiting in line for their meal in what they called the Victory Kitchen. I had to show the picture. You see a ladies wearing the tradional Maltese Faldetta made of Black Silk or Cotton. Of course, its just history now.
Cute photo of children wearing Carnival costumes.
The Maltese winery, Marsovin. Still making wine to this day.
The branch office for the only brewery on the island. The brewery is still known by the earopeans to this day for their Cisk Lager...
They had 13 children. My dad one of the youngest. Four of his brothers moved to Australia, years ago. So now I have lots of cousins in Australia and Malta. I'm the one to extend the family branch to the US.