Thursday, October 27, 2005

Giving myself a pat on the back

I'm giving myself a pat on the back today...I went for my annual mammogram today!! For those women who have not done so or are "afraid" to go....Just Do It! I'm so glad I went last year, the technicians are so wonderful, warm and very understanding. They understand your fears and really go all out to make you comfortable (as they possibly can at that point). ANY woman can get breast cancer, family history has nothing to do with it and so many strides have been made to find a cure. This past Spring we had a mother had a biopsy on a "nodule" which was smaller than the head of a pin, amazing that they could find something so minute. It was nothing...Thank God! But the fact remains that if something that small can be found it can be cured!

Enough preaching...on to Knitting and Spinning! I'm currently working on Christmas gifts (knitting) the ladies in the family will be getting felted purses the guys...I'm not sure yet. In between I spin...I'm currently working on some Llanwenog I purchased at the Montpelier Fall Fiber Festival. This summer I finished up some beautiful Alpaca, chocolate brown...I know what I want to make out of it I just need to get past all the Christmas projects first. One thing I have started for myself, that I've had to put aside is the Oat Couture Celtic Cardigan, which I can't wait to get back to.

Well, the knitting is waiting....more later!

Julia on her first birthday...

Happy Birthday Julia!

My baby girl turns 18 today...boy, how time flies! The last of my babies! It's so hard to believe that it's been 18 years, what a lovely, sweet young lady.

All grown up!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Spinning with the Widow Baldwin

Martin's Station

Me & Jack at Martin's Station earlier this month.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

And Away We Go...

Well, I never thought I would do this...but here goes! Stay tuned as I create this blog, adding pictures and information about me, my family and friends.

A little background on me...I learned all my "craftiness" at my precious Grandmother's knee. Today would have been her 81st Birthday, we lost her this past February and I miss her greatly! I learned to quilt at the age of 5, my great-grandmother taught me how to crochet at the age of 6, I learned to knit with pencils at the age of 8...I could continue on but I think you will get the picture! I've sewn for more than 30 years, it started out of necessity and became a business which I had to stop in the last year. Carpal tunnel has reared its ugly head. In all these years I have never given up my love of knitting, it's always been there and in the last 3 years I've learned to spin (yeah, one more hobby).
My husband and I are Living Historians, we've become time travelers, going from the 19th to 18th Century this past year. We frequently volunteer at Virginia's Explore Park ( where we split time between both centuries and now we've added Martin's Station in Ewing, Va. as one of our venues. I'll be posting pictures soon...stay tuned.
We love camping and photography...and watching sports together. I'm a very different sort...I tell people that I was my father's first son, 4 years later my brother came along, but they still couldn't get me into a dress! I love old cars...not just looking at them, but working on them too!

Well....the World Series is on and I'm going to miss something...not to mention this is taking time from my knitting!!!!

Stay tuned....More to come!!!