- Quilt that was a wedding gift from Patrick's aunt who makes quilts --if I could save only one thing, it'd be the quilt. Plus, if my house burned down, being warm would be nice, and if I were staying with someone, it would make wherever it was feel like home.
- Box of BPAL -- some of these are specific and are extremely tied to specific places and times and events for me because olfactory memory is legit. Memoriiiies.
- Little Etsy-found "stuff" bag because it's adorable (+ contains: USB devices, so added win there)
- My first journal -- we'll get to why in a second here
- A copy of my favorite out-of-print childhood book "The Mouse Who Liked to Read in Bed" (see below for adorableness)
- Little glass penguin that I got when I was five-ish? The fact that this glass figure survived a five year old and a lot of moves just makes it seem unfair that it would be abandoned in a fire. Plus, penguins are cute and I feel like if my house burned down, some cuteness for posterity would be nice.
- Little wooden box from a renn fair, not all that important, but I love it (+ contains: earrings, bonus)
- Small wooden cutout of the house on Floyd in the RVA Fan that my dad made for Patrick and me one Christmas. Handmade family stuff is important.
- Wedding album -- cliche but it's special
- Favorite corduroys because good pants are hard to find
- Favorite shirt
Open question: what would you save in your burning house scenario?
This whole quilt is just plain fabulous. Succulent bits! There are some moose in there! Leaves! Marbled greys and blues! I LOVE IT. And it's handmade, so that makes it extra-awesome.
So there's the mouse who liked to read in bed...and then, about that first journal...
I flipped it open, as it's been a while since I peeked in there, and Patrick was begging to hear was 1993 Hayley was writing about. It turns out that 1993 Hayley (having just turned 7, I believe I got the journal as a birthday present) was writing her journal as though people were going to be reading it for sage wisdom and guidance, essentially blogging before she turned to blogging. I'm sure it's super narcissistic to say that I feel this journal is worth saving since it's all meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, but...
To sum up, you can make Indian (or, INDIAN) paint by adding some berries to paint. Red and blue are tried and true, but "If you wont to make orange, dont ask me. We havent TRIED IT yet".
Snap-a-do. Don't ask me, y'all. Also, my logic skills were lacking a little if I couldn't extrapolate from previous recipes that orange berries + paint would do the trick. But maybe there weren't orange berries around so it was remaining elusive. Also, why I didn't write about purple paint (with those awesome purple berries that would stain EVERYTHING) I'm not sure. Don't ask me.