In my defense, I needed the wool to finish a project I am working on! I swear!
I am working on this project that I found on Pintrest (a.k.a the devils time vortex).
I have several blocks made from my stash.But I ran out of appropriate wool. So, you see, this fits my “no new wool unless I need it to finish a specific project” rule.
Unfortunately, this batch is for another Pintrest project that definitely was not stash busting.There is a definite danger of me starting this project before I finish the previously mentioned project (or the 52 other projects I have started.) I have AKD: Attention Knitting disorder. As well as ACD and ASD (same disorder for crochet and sewing.) That is why my UFO pile is monstrous.
I must re post from the Dreamstress’ blog. She is featuring a dress that I really, really love!
The dress itself is found here
I was back at the Museum again doing some volunteer work last night and my favorite thing was a lovely ostrich feather fan with a tortoise-shell (plastic?) frame. I forgot to check the date but I’d be willing to bet it was around the 1890’s
Good thing I am honest cause that thing is soooooooo pretty!
My older boy is out of the country for Christmas (again! Insert pouty face here!) When I asked him what he wanted for Christmas he said something thoughtful and personal. Crap. He couldn’t ask for money like everyone else’s kid? I finally decided to pretend that he is going to miss us on Christmas day as much as we will miss him and therefore would like a scrap book of family memories with a heavy dose of Christmas past in there. (I can tell you because he’d never read my blog…to him, mom is a costume NERD!)
When I was done my project I looked around me. I looked to the right.
Not too bad…. Then I looked to my left.
Probably needed a garbage and recycling box next to me. Hind sight is 20/20.
And straight ahead we see the near completed project and more mess.
There is a couple of pages from the book at the bottom of the photo. Was I ever really that young and thin? And to think I felt old and fat. Perspective, truly, is everything!
I’m pleased with how it turned out. I hope he will like it.
I hung up some of my cabinet cards to decorate my new sewing room.
Notice how I arranged the photos so that you can’t see the TOTAL MESS my sewing room is in!
For your pleasure…a pretty beat up tintype of a man and 3 women. I would guess this is some type of family unit (A man and his 3 sisters? Is the woman on the right the mother?) The woman on the right has a distinctly 1880’s look so that is what I’m estimating the date on this to be. I’m really enjoying the view of the purses. I tend to go for the reticule look because I can make it but perhaps I need to look at trying to make a “purse” for one of my dresses.
I was playing with my phone app the other day and I altered one of my photos from the Halloween Outing Shirley and I went on. I turned this…
With the exception of the date and time on the corner, doesn’t it look like one of those post-mortem photos?
You could say that modern times definitely beats Victorian times when it comes to photography options…though, artistically, I still prefer my manual film camera.