Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Thoughts: With my hubby out of town, I found myself sitting on the barstool eating a subway sandwich for dinner and reading the paper. I noticed the little sign sitting on the window seal that has been there for years.

This moms diner has lost most of its customers. There is one handsome man who comes in most nights. He always orders whatever the daily special is.

Sunday is a busy day though. Open most of the afternoon and evening. I take lots of orders from dinner to dessert to more dinner, more dessert, treats, drinks and usually an order of toast with butter cut in 4ths at the end of the night.

I love my sunday customers. I really have a crush on my daily customer though, he'll be back tonight. I'll cook something special.

Things: I have been whipping up some breakfast. Not edible though.

The plate is needle turn applique. I still struggle a bit with the technique, but am slowly figuring it out and enjoy doing it.

The food is out of wool and whip stitched into place.

The trim is crocheted with rick rack in the middle, from moda. Love it!

The pattern was fun to create. The window seat in my kitchen will be the perfect spot for it.


  1. Very, very cute. You really come up with some great patterns. I don't know about you but when I cook I have a hard time cutting back to feed 2. I think I still have to feed 6. We have lots of leftovers.

  2. Joy-
    I absolutely adore your blog. The random thoughts are always so fresh and make me stop and think. Love it, keep it up!

  3. Oh how adorable!!! The creations you make with your sewing machine are incredible! I love this pillow. I, too, just posted about a full house on Sunday nights. Thank heavens for Sunday nights. : ) I just know you will love the article 'My Mother's Aprons' from a 1994 Country Home magazine. 2nd post down. : )

  4. Oh my gosh, that breakfast pillow is probably the cutest pillow I've ever seen. I LOVE it...do you think I could tape something like that together? :)

  5. I love your thought on mom's diner. I have dropped in many times when you and your "most regular customer" have been enjoying a meal at your nook. I love how you set the table with placemats, cute dishes, centerpieces, and fresh flowers...just for the two of you... just on an ordinary day...an ordinary meal.

    But with you, it is anything but ordinary. No wonder he always hurries back to his favorite diner.-Gina