Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I had a few interruptions over the Easter Holiday, and since.
but tonight I took a few minutes to finish my day 6 of Dani's TIAS
I had to add thread as my shuttle ran out right before the last ring. I had to finger tat the last ch 6.
I am going to try to get day 7 done yet tonight as well.
we will see if that happens.
Later.....Well, won't get done tonight. I didn't like the way it was going, so took out a ring and chain, then later decided that it was right the first time so took out 3 rings and chains. now I hope I am doing it right.
It occurs to me that I haven't posted a picture of our flooded road since I posted the one of the high water.
above you can see the west (left) and east (right) shoulders of the road, the road bed itself is gone. this is on the south side of the bridge in the picture in the previous post. the picture in the post below is on the north side of the bridge.
this road is the main road to get north of our farm. you need to go north to get to a major town for groceries, for the mail to come from our local post office and for the school bus to get the neighbors kids. It will be weeks if not months before this road is usable. The post office agreed to allow us to put a temporary mailbox on the intersection just north of this area of road. The water had gone down enough that DH can use the 4-wheeler and a bit of wading so we can get the mail. otherwise it is a 30 mile round trip to get our mail.
The water is still pouring across this road, it has cut the west shoulder and is flowing across the road and out the east shoulder.
Gotta get to work, took a few minutes to post this as DSL at work is so much quicker then dial-up at home.
Have a good day
Thursday, April 9, 2009
without further ado....
to give you a preview of coming attractions.....
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I have also finished day 5 of Dani's TIASIt is very much egg shaped except for the extra oval on the upper left corner, I have no idea yet what we are making, so it will be interesting to see how it turns out.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Last night I did some shopping at Lacis.com due to having a dial-up connection it takes a long time to load pages and lots of waiting so I was up way too late.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Tonight I am just letting you know that starting this weekend, I will be posting scans of the Antique How To booklet that I told you about in a previous post.
I have heard from Shay of the Little Grey Bungalow blog ( at least I seem to remember that I did, but I can't find the email anywhere). If I get this wrong, Shay, please let me know.
if you can't find any date information, or any contact information, and the material appears to have been printed before 1980, then it is in the Public Domain and you can post it.
She also gave me the information that the Spool Cotton Company was a division of the Coat's & Clark Thread company.
so here is page 2, the inside front cover of the booklet posted below.
I believe if you hold down the Ctrl key when you click on the picture it will open in a new window.
There are a total of 32 pages counting the front and back covers which are the same.
I will slowly post all the pages in order, so have patience and eventually you will get to see all of the booklet.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I very much enjoyed the vacation in Charleston South Carolina area, lots of flowering bushes and trees, warm air and green, so much different then the snow storm that happened 2 days before I left. Coming back home however, was a rude awakening. I will try to remember to tell you more about my vacation in later posts.
You have no doubt heard about the flooding in Fargo ND. we are about an hour southwest from there and had the flooding first.
we had some water in the basement, although not as much as some. No, I didn't take pictures YUCK! Marvin was out in the pouring rain trying to dig a ditch in the frozen ground to drain the water away from the basement. We have occasionally had some seepage in the oldest part of the basement since it is over 85 years old and mostly rock. We have also had a bit of water come in around the windows as they built this house at the beginning of a ravine and the house is lower then the yard and fields (some one must not have taken a really good look when the original house was built back in the early 1920's).
There are 3 parts to our basement, the oldest as I said is 85+ yrs old. the middle part is 60 yrs old and the newest we added on 24 yrs ago. The middle part of the basement walls sprung a leak about 4' from the floor directly onto a couch. That was fun.
Enough about this.
The overland flooding was so bad this year that many roads were washed out or cut by the water. to illustrate the difficulties, last weekend we were invited to the neighbors for supper, they live 2.5 miles directly north of us. in order to get there we went 1m east, 1 m south, 1m east, 1m north, 1 m east, 4 m north, 3 m west, 2.5 m south. Good thing they always have good stuff to eat. we will not be able to get our mail delivered for several more weeks. The main county road north of us still has water running over it and the snow we just got the other day will have to melt and drain away, and then it will have to dryout enough for the road crew to get the road fixed. I am able to go south and around to get to work, and a couple of times a week take the time to drive to a nearby town where our mailman is leaving our mail for us.
This picture is of my husband looking at the level of water under the bridge north of our house. just south of this bridge is where the road is washed out. Normally the river is about 20' wide under this bridge and it is about 10' deep. as you can see here the river is a whole lot bigger than that and this is after a week and has gone down a couple of feet.
This past monday night it started to snow a lot. by the time it was finished on tuesday, we had received 20" of heavy wet snow. we were unable to get out to go to work on tuesday, and it wasn't until noon today that I tried to get to work.
This was the 5th time this winter that I was snowed in at home and unable to get to work.