Friday, September 21, 2018

September knitting

Earlier in the year I set myself a challenge.  I wanted to learn to knit Fair Isle mittens.  

They took me quite a long time to finish.  I had to be in a place of peace and quiet so I could concentrate.  I did do some less complex knitting in between times working on these.

This is said to be a traditional "selbu" pattern.  I think the points on the mitten top and on the thumbs relate to that.

Even though I struggled at times, overall I enjoyed the process.  I may even knit another pair at some point.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 9/18/18

Once again I'm in an area where I have internet and I'm very happy to be able to join the Tea Tuesday group at Elizabeth's blog.  I've missed you!

This is my routine set up for tea at the River House.  I am pretty sure you've seen the teapot, cup and tea canister before.  But you haven't seen the cute green " T " holder for loose tea leaves.  My friend Ardi (who sometimes comments here) sent it to me awhile ago.  She said it reminded her of me and Tea Stands for Tuesday. I smile every time I use it.

While I don't like being without internet at the river,  I do like having my own studio space.  I'll be posting a few things I created this summer.

River View
Acrylic on wrapped canvas  

This is much larger than I usually work.  I don't remember the dimensions but here it is on a chair just to give you an idea.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Books: Day 4

Book number 4

"Orchestrated Death"

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

***  This is the first in a series with the Bill Slider character. I believe there are 19 books out now.  I recommend them all.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Books - Day 3

"Being Mortal:  Medicine and What Matters in the End"
by Atul Gawande

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

7 Days of Books - Book 1

I was tagged ( in another forum) by my friend Ardi to post a favorite book a day for seven days.  No comments, just the name of the book and the author.  I'm not tagging anyone but I'd be curious if anyone has read and liked the books I do.

Day 1:  "Anthony Adverse" by Hervey Allen.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 9/4/18

It seems hard to believe it is September already.  September and October are usually beautiful months in our area.  

Hot weather found me drinking juice while I tried to create something.  I'll be posting some of summer projects.  Lets start with these two.

mixed media
8 x 12 canvas board

There were lots of hummingbirds around to model for me.

 mixed media
8 x 12 canvas board

Some fantasy flowers, just because I like the colors.

Now it is time to visit Elizabeth's blog and find out what my Tea friends have been up to.  Why don't you join me there?

Monday, September 3, 2018

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day

Today is Labor Day here in the U.S.  The last day of a three day weekend and for most folks it marks the unofficial end of summer. 

This is according to the Dept. of Labor. "Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

*Heilig Theater*

I thought it would be interesting to talk about our first job.  My first real job was as an usherette at the *Heilig Theater*  I worked part time there during high school.  My Father didn't really want me to work but I wanted to so he made a deal with me, I could work if I put half my pay check in saving.  Something I did religiously.  Since I was paid 35 cents an hour I can't say my savings account was ever huge but I added to it with every paycheck.

I have fond memories of that time.  Being an usherette at one of the two major movie theaters in town was considered rather glamorous and a plum job for a teenager. It was back in the day when movie theaters had a door man and usherettes wore a uniform and carried a flashlight.  When a major new film was being shown there was often a waiting line behind a big red satin rope in the lobby.  

Our uniforms were quite attractive if a bit military looking.  Usherettes had a dressing room to use to change from our street clothes.  It was located behind the stage and complete with fancy mirrors. lights and all. I think it was left over from the days when the theater actually held live productions.

Do you remember your first job?  Like it or hate it?

*** this was previously posted on my old (archived) blog.