"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

12 October 2016

Lakeside Sweater...


     With all the work I have been putting into opening my online shop, The Wiggles & Squeaks Shoppe, I felt like I needed to make a new sweater.  Don't know why, just wanted a new sweater with these colors.  It was simple & quick.  Just the type of project I needed for the moment.  Now I can't wait for the cool temps to come back so I can wear it.

Yarn:  from my stash, colors that were inspired by a shirt and a fabric line coming out next year.



11 October 2016

Swan Falls Dam

Lucky Peak Reservoir

     September was a crazy month around here with all that was going on.  Blogging took a back seat for sure.  So here is my attempt to catch up a bit and then see if I can do a little better at it.

     Someone got their drivers permit and driving every day has been happening.  She is so determined to make sure that she does well with her driving test.  There were days upon days of going to a big parking lot next to a sports complex, just to get the feel of the beginnings of driving.  Turning, stopping, backing up, parallel parking, etc.  When she was all good with that, streets went on to the schedule, more speed, more distance.  She is doing quite well with it all.

     There have even been a few day trips  to test her abilities.  A trip to Swan Falls Dam was taken one day.  Beautiful day for it.  Breezy, sunny and a quiet week day.  We would have stayed longer but we were trying to avoid rush hour traffic on the way home.  Truth be told, I think she would have been fine driving in it.  Another trip was taken to Luck Peak Reservoir.  Another beautiful day.  But such a shock to see how much water was released from it during the Summer.  A lot of fisherman out there were all saying we had be starting some serious snow dances if we want the reservoir filled back up.  This was the lowest they have seen it in quite some time.  They were very worried.  Those are the kind of professionals you should listen to.  We've been doing some jigs here and there around the house.

     Night driving has started now.  It's been good so far.  I'm thinking with how well someone is doing at the moment, we won't have to worry about an inattentive driver when she gets her real license.  I'll still be nervous though.



10 October 2016

The Wiggles & Squeaks Shoppe...

     A couple of weeks ago I finally opened an online shop.  I had been thinking about it for quite a long time and finally decided to just go for it.

     There will be hand made items for sale along with patterns for crochet, knit and sewing.  I'm working on patterns now as I speak.  For the moment there are a good sampling of ready made blankets for sale just waiting for new homes to go to.  Perfect for the chilly days ahead.

     Check back often for more items and patterns to be added.



09 October 2016

Shakespeare's First Folio...

     For anyone who knows my girls, you know they love books.  They have stacks of books everywhere in there room.  They collect them, read them and treasure them.  One mention of the library or an old book shop and they are ready to head out the door.  Since one of them works at our local library there are bits of information that get mentioned and passed around between volunteers, co-workers and other patrons who love books just as much.  One such bit of information was that our local university was hosting a showing of Shakespeare's First Folio beginning the end of August through September on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC.  

     The date was set to meet up with friends who were just as excited to see this exhibit.  The days were literally being crossed off the calendar.  The trip down to see it all was so worth it.  It was a real treasure to see all of the old printed books, all different sizes, so many different print types.  And to take a peek at one of the original Folio's ever printed was amazing.  400 years old.  Absolutely amazing.  None of Shakespeare's works were ever printed until after seven years his death by friends of his who were in the acting company he wrote for.  Sad to think his works could have been lost without this effort of his friends.

     I'm so glad we took the time to go and see all the amazing works that were there.  And so very glad that there are wonderful people in the world that have saved such precious items as the ones on display so we would have the opportunity to see them for ourselves.

     You can go here to read more about this amazing book, Shakespeare's First Folio.