Thursday, February 26, 2009

Did I tell you my cat was musically inclined?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Latest Project

This is the first half of an afghan I am making for one of my nieces. She wants to do her new place in "Old Americana". I couldn't resist. When I was there over the summer she sweet talked me...

"Aunt Tammy... I still have the baby blanket that you made for me... (big smile, fluttering eyes) I would LOVE a full size afghan." How can you resist that?!

Anyhow, this is the most recent picture I have taken. I am almost done, having added three and a half more stripes. I still have to crochet the stars and sew them on too. Am thinking I will only do thirteen. More authentic "Americana". I am quite pleased with it so far.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

It's been awhile (again). Sorry. Things got a little crazy over the last few months, and I have been very distracted.

But, I want to try to get something posted on here more regularly. So here goes.

Have you heard of ROC DAY? Also called Distaff Day, here is the definition from Wikipedia:

Distaff Day, also called Roc Day, is 7 January, the day after the feast of the Epiphany. It is also known as Saint Distaff's Day, since it was not really a holiday at all. In many European cultural traditions, women resumed their household work after the twelve days of Christmas. The distaff, or rock, used in spinning was the medieval symbol of women's work. Often the men and women would play pranks on each other during this day, as was written by Robert Herrick in his poem "Saint Distaffs day, or the Morrow After Twelfth Day" which appears in his Hesperides.
Some modern craft groups have taken up the celebration of Distaff day as part of their new year celebrations.

A guild North of us (about an hour and a half) put on a ROC Day celebration this past month, on the 10th; and my DD, a friend and I all joined them. DH had been wanting to go to the beach, so I convinced him to drive us up there and drop us off, then go to the beach for a few hours. :) Such a good guy!

It was held by the Pinellas Weaver's Guild, at the Heritage Village in Largo. We had a blast! It was a beautiful day and we sat outside next to the porch, right next to . . .

This Model T!

The gentleman who owns it was right there answering questions, and allowing people to sit in it for pictures. My DD HAD to get in on that!

We walked around a bit after, and took a few pictures. This register was over 100 years old, and still works!

It was a GREAT day! There were spinners and weavers and VENDORS - GREAT day!