various and sundry


playing in the park
{yep, still wearing these trousers.}

Not a lot happening around here lately, which is why it's been hard to think up something to write about. Last weekend my friend Deborah came to call a dance so I went for a bit to say hello to my friend and dance a few rounds. The next day we met up in town to do a bit of antiquing {or as Deborah calls it, "junking" which I think is a great way to describe it} and then headed out to a knitting/needlework shop on the other side of town. I'm sorry to say I'd never actually been there. And I *know* I've driven past it before. It's funny how sometimes it takes an out of town person to show the local around. They had some nice wool yarn and silk floss there as well. At least I've got a place to go now that my favorite yarn shop went out of business. I'm sad. {Although I took advantage of the sales and picked up 10 skeins of some nice chunky slate blue wool blend yarn, and for a blend it looks really nice. All for about $20, regularly would be around $80.} Deborah had to take off and go call a dance for some Lincoln look-alike convention. {For those of you who don't really know me, I have a rather strong distaste for Lincoln look-alikes. I don't know why. Maybe I find it mildly creepy. It's kind of like how some people strongly dislike clowns; I dislike Lincoln impersonators. But I'm sure the event was very interesting nonetheless.}

Finally the weather is changing and it's starting to warm up here in Iowa. I see green grass! The picture of me up top was taken yesterday in the park. I met up with my friend Annie who worked a split shift and as I had to run a few errands, we decided to meet up, get something to drink and head to the park. Sometimes it's nice to get out and enjoy the day. I work better at night anyway. :) I hope this nice weather lasts over the weekend. My sister and I are planning a trip to Chicago and I'm pretty excited about it. I'm especially looking forward to the fabric shopping. And since I've never seen Chicago except through the windows of the O'Hare airport, I feel it's about time I get out and take in the city.

Lots and lots of sewing projects in my head. One of the projects I've been planning out for myself is a "little black dress" made of black silk taffeta. I haven't gotten very far yet, but it's mostly because I've been working on other projects. I've got a lot of work to get done before the weekend and because the next week I'll be heading off to St. Louis, there won't be a lot of breathing time. I'm not stressed yet, but I have a feeling it will get that way if I let things go for too long. I'll be posting about my projects as I have more of them completed. Hope everyone is having a nice week so far. I'll probably be back with loads of pictures on my return.


  1. there's a couple Lincoln imposters out here that I know who that attend that convention... yeah... bizarre, to say the least!

  2. Ohhh, I miss living in Chicago. It's a great city.

  3. Thanks for getting up so early to hang out! And the Lincoln dance was a hoot--there was definitely some "Happy Friends" material. Pix are up on my blog

  4. Hey, Deborah! It was fun hanging with you last Saturday! And no no, you did not get me up that early. I should have gotten up earlier anyway. hehe. I have a bad habit of getting to bed too late, 'specially on the weekends. ;-) Saw those Lincolns on your blog...wowie. Looks like you had a crazy night. haha. See you next week in Boonefield!