Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Good Old Days.....

Today I went out to a Festival in Chesterfield where they had blacksmiths, whittlers, rope makers, rug makers and knitters.  It looked like the children were really enjoying all of these things.  The photo below is of a man  letting the little boy hammer some wood into a peg that he had whittled and smoothed out to go into something he was creating.  I didn't stay long enough to find out what it was.  Just long enough to see that the children were happy to take part in all of this.

This blacksmith was demonstrating how he makes iron roses.  He told the children that roses either have 5, 15 or 20 petals on them.  After he told them he chose to only have 5 petals on his, he demonstrated why.  He heated up the long iron and then flattened five areas enough to reheat them and bend them into a rose flower.  Some of us adults were standing around whispering...."Roses have more petals than that..."  I wandered off meaning to come home and check on the Internet how many petals roses have..... fairly certain that they have more than twenty sometimes.  I could not find anything that said how many petals a rose has. 
I also didn't look real hard.   Ha...lazy me.

Cute little baby sweater..and..the little Minnie one.  I talked to these ladies about joining their knitting guild.  I hope I can fit it in, because they were really nice and I know I would learn some things.

This fella reminded me a little of the one "Back To The Future" movie where they went back to the days like these.  I haven't seen those movies in so long I forget which one that was.  You can tell I put a whole lot of thought behind what I blog about here.   I figure I will see who really reads this post by if you know some of these puzzling and intriguing thought provoking questions here.

A few old quilts on a fence.  I have a lot of photos but don't want to make this post too long, so I will save some for another day.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


I may have already said this before.... but the clouds this summer have been very very beautiful here in Missouri.  Just curious what this looks like to you.  I see a person blowing smoke.  Lying on the grass looking at cloud shapes was one of my favorite things to do when I was a youngster.  My days have been busy with church and family and housework.  I managed to not get the cold the others got, but today for some reason I woke up late and felt like a truck had hit me.  I don't have cold symptoms, just extremely tired and achy muscles.  Today I have my little Maddie here with me, and she is taking a nap right now so thought I would do a short post.
One kind of strange thing happened the other day when I went to Target to get a few items.  I bought Nyquil and they asked for my drivers license.  They not only asked for it and looked at it, then scanned it into their system.  I asked her why they were doing that and she said they have been doing it for awhile.  She didn't answer my question really.  I had just bought some the previous week at the grocery store and they never asked for any identification.  I would imagine that it is because of the meth people who cook drugs.  That was the only thing I could figure out. 
This weekend we are having some fun festivals here with an Irish festival on Main Street and a Mosiac Art Show, and another Quilt Show and other fun things at a park in Chesterfield.  I hope I get to go to all of them.  I am ready for some fun and relaxation!

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
The Best Dog Ever