Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It's been a long, long time

It's been a while. It's been a long while but here I am again.
As I mentioned in a previous post, we're moving on so we trekked with friends to another re-enactment. We're smitten and will be joining the ranks of re-enacting. So I'm gathering patterns and fabric to make our authentic clothing. 
Weathermen said the temps would be in the 60's. Apparently they missed part of their forecasting because on Saturday it dropped to 45 with cold winds and by that night it was freezing. Unfortunately we were not prepared and took a trip to a dept store to purchase coats, gloves, hats, scarves etc. Good thing because the we attended the civil war church service and could see our breath.  It was cold!

 I even discovered some civil war garment knitting to make for myself and my friend.
 We were surprised to see quite a few young people involved in re-enacting and gotta say, it made me proud.
We had a wonderful time and we're looking forward to the next one.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Road Trip

We took a road trip. Of course our road trips are never just trips, they are always (and I do mean always) 'adventures.' I use that term loosely. Hubby and I decided to treat ourselves to a donut as we hit the road at 4 am. One half mile from the house we saw deer on the right in a neighbor's yard. Ok. We live in a heavily populated deer area (great for filling the freezer). We slowed down and outta nowhere? KA-BAM! A doe! She cracked the headlight shield. Let me just say THAT woke us up for certain.
We went straight to the market to calm our nerves with a donut. No donuts! At this point I looked at hubby and said, "is this a sign? Should we cancel the trip?" We said a quick prayer and took off.

The trunk and back seat were loaded. The husband accused me of packing enough yarn projects for a month. Hey! A 12 hour trip requires a lot of knitting options. What if we're stuck in traffic? Been there, done that with no knitting and I wasn't about to chance it.
More trip pics to come...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bear with me...

A lot going on in this neck of the woods or should I say, my mind. On overload here and I'm doing my best to put on a good front. After the front performance, I collapse into a deep sleep just like a bear in hibernation.
My posting will be limited and I will be scarce on social media. I need some "me" time to re-group me, myself and I.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My friends...

I long for the old days. The days of carefree attitude, fun and freedom. I'll try to refrain from posting my TRUE thoughts here but divisions in life are difficult whether by politics, finance, personality, family etc, sometimes it feels overwhelming to the soul.
Quite frankly these are the times I immerse myself into my hobbies. I'd much rather spend time not thinking about those very things I SHOULD be thinking.

Meet Dorothy. A great pattern to knit and dolls are my friends. I happen to have my dolls of the past.  Well, most of them although I'm missing my Chatty Cathy doll that my dad bought for me a long time ago (I won't mention how long ago ;) ). I'm also missing a stuffed skunk who had a vinyl face. I loved that skunk. He slept in a doll cradle with my dolls and I was the kid who could not sleep unless my dolls were lined up, warmed with a blanket and I did not allow their faces to be covered...they must breathe, you know ;)

 I had a very vivid imagination as a child and I've been blessed to retain some of that childlike imagination (comes in handy when caring/playing with grandkids ;) ).
Life is complicated and too often overwhelming so on that little note today I'm going to turn on some music from the 1940's, grab my knitting and scrapbooking and enjoy living in own little world surrounded by my friends of the past.