My camera arrived before the original due date. Judging by the instruction booklet, there is a big, big learning curve ahead for me.
I did mange to get to the Amherst museum and did a spinning demo. It's funny, but little boys love to watch people spinning wool and try to figure out the mechanics involved.
The farmer's market has opened for the season. What a joy it is to see such wonderful fresh food after the long winter! I did some major shopping for groceries yesterday, today I can do some major cooking.
I was given notice that my new digital camera will arrive on April 30th. I can hardly wait.
I went to the Volunteer Brunch at the Amherst Museum. It was lovely. I sat with weaving guild friends and had a nice meal. The museum has had its financial ups and downs this year and despite big woes, it keeps going. Next Saturday is the Maple Festival where I plan to do a spinning demo (and eat pancakes).
I picked up five sets of photos (35mm) at the developers. Three were from the February trip to Amsterdam and two were mystery rolls which ended up being around-the-house shots from last summer. The bloom is off the rose as far as scrapbooking goes, but it's so nice to have a completed album. I have the distinct feeling that there is at least another roll of Holland pictures lurking around my house.
Theresa and Louis are at the hockey game tonight. Go Sabres!
The weather is starting to get me down. It is around 20 degrees below what would be expected for this time of year. It's a shame that this is the week I have off.
The ice boom which keeps the ice floes in Lake Ontario has been taken down. As a consequence, the section of the river in my back yard is now an ice field. It looks as though you could get across the river hopping from ice floe to ice floe. Shades of little Eva from Uncle Tom's Cabin.
A little bit of sewing has been going on. Just a few warm-up projects before I embark on a doll that I really want to come out right.
Yesterday I stopped by a quilting store I love. When I got there, I discovered it was going out of business due to the owner's decision to retire. While I was happy to get my purchases half off, I was sad to see a good thing come to an end. Happily, someone has bought the business and will open under the same name in a different place. Although, I need more fabric like a fish needs a bicycle.
It seems to me that blognames are along the lines of naming boats or pieces of art, but not quite as important as naming, say, a child or a pet. The name of this blog comes from an old autograph verse which I like because it mentions my hometown. Longer than the average blog name, but it does have the vintage feel. Besides the signing of yearbooks at school (Did you know that a high school yearbook costs a whopping $75.00 these days?) I don't think people collect autographs any more.
Although it's sunny enough this morning... it's cold. It might even snow later. I should walk my Bailey before the snow flies.
Today is most notable for the fact that it is my daughter's 25th birthday. She was born on Easter morning 1982 (it was snowing then, too). Now that she is in her own home, birthday celebrations will have to be negotiated to work with everyone's schedule.
The long-awaited wedding pictures have arrived. The talented amateur who took them compiled them into an album. He said he used only the best ones. I appear twice. In an album of 100 pictures. The mother of the bride. We are not amused.
My big plan for today is to make a Gremlin doll, shop for the birthday celebration, go to yoga and end with knitting group. I love not working for a week. Even when the weather does not cooperate.
My daughter and her husband went to a Billy Joel concert last night. I have custody of Sofie the pug. Sofie fills her hours with yelling at the squirrels in the back yard. She chases them when she gets a chance. The perennial question is - what would she do with it if she caught it.
I've wanted to start a blog for ages. I've been lurking for months. I read a number of other people's blogs (wee wonderfuls, allsorts, turkey feathers) and they've had a big impact on my crafting. In addition, a number of events have happened recently in my life that I'm in the mood to comment on. Among these are an article I wrote which was recently published article in Spin-Off magazine and joining a spinning group in which we process and spin rare wools.
I am awaiting the arrival of a new digital camera in the next few days, so I will be riding the learning curve of blogging and digital photography. The camera will probably be a vast departure from my 30-year-old Pentax K1000, but my old camera will always retain its charm for me. And so I begin.