Sunday, February 18, 2018

{Museum a Month} The Frontier Heritage Fair

Last week we visited a building that "museum" on its sign but no actual exhibits and I picked up a flyer for the Fort Umpqua Muzzleloaders Frontier Heritage Fair. That flyer totally made up for the wasted trip because we went and it was the most wonderful fantastic educational experience we've had in ages. 

I was expecting more demonstrations. What we did find were about half a dozen talkative vendors who were passionate about their hobbies and willing to share that with my kids. 

We wrote with quill pens, which is considerable more difficult if you're left handed, and saw how they're cut with a fancy device from the late 1800s. 


All three boys got a chance to try the pole lathe, which is different from a treadle sewing machine because sewing machines use a circular motion and the lathe is reciprocal... 


There was also a guy who had a display of old powder horns (old in this case meaning before the signing of the Declaration of Independence) and made new ones.

It was an amazing afternoon and I picked up flyers for three museums that I hadn't heard of before.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Floss Was on Sale

That's what everyone on Instagram is saying and it sounds like the price was amazing. I'm sitting here telling myself to stop looking at pictures of other people's floss and get my own in order. I've already got a complete set of DMC, or darn close to it.

All of this? 


That's left over from stitching I finished years ago. There are another eighty-four skeins in Sanctuary...which I'm still working on...close to fifty in Stonehearth Hutch, and another close to fifty in A Little Girl's Fancy....

How close to a complete set of 489 does that put me? Probably not as close as it sounds, because there will be plenty of duplicates between the three projects, but close enough to convince me not to do any floss shopping until I figure out exactly what I need.


Friday, February 16, 2018

Let's Make Baby Quilts! {2/16/18}


Let's Make Baby Quilts Linky Party Rules: 
Link directly to your post or specific Flickr photo. Your post can be about a baby quilt that's finished, or in progress, or you can be writing about what you have planned,  as long as it's about baby quilts. You're welcome to link to baby quilt posts that aren't brand new, but please don't submit the same post or picture more than once. I'd love it if you linked back to my site, either with a text link or the Let's Make Baby Quilts! button.





Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tracking My Projects

I'm trying something new this month, a tracker for my projects and which day I work on what. 


In case it's not clear from the photo, the days of  the month run down the page and then across the top is the name of each project. I add the names as I start working on something new or pick up a UFO. Stars show either when I began a new project or finished an existing one, so the last day of the blue basketweave shawl is marked and so is the first day of the striped socks. (I'm awful at remembering when I started or finished things.) 

The goal isn't to work on every project every day, it's just to keep track of what I did when and make sure that things don't get completely abandoned...unless I'm abandoning them on purpose.

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