Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A little Drive

I took a drive yesterday and one about a week ago…. just to see some of the color. Yesterday was the last day of really nice warm weather… actually bordering on HOT! In the low 80’s with a little humidity too.

So I’m going to share a couple of pictures today and maybe a few more in a few days. I don’t have much to share in the way of quilts, but there will be one at the end.


A stone fence along a country road.


I don’t know what kind of tree this is- but I love the colors!!! and when the breeze came by it shimmered in the colors of fall.


I caught this guy sitting on the deck rail. A bunch of his friends were hanging out on the deck. I don’t think I have ever seen a sparrow flatten out and sit so long like this. Was he warming up in the sun? I only saw one other doing this on the neighbors deck rail, and she did for a very short time. Not only that, he was disturbed once… stood up and then settled back down.


And lastly a baby quilt. It’s been sent off and just in the nick of time. Grandson #2 made his debut last Friday. He is healthy and his parents are happy!

More Later!


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Waterford Fair

This past weekend was a Juried Craft Fair in Waterford VA. It is the largest and oldest in Virginia. This was the 71st and the dates have been set for next year already, always the first weekend of October. The fair is set in the village of Waterford, established in 1733, and all the crafts have to reflect the late 1700’s and 1800’s. There are lots of demonstrators sharing many time honored crafts, as well as some old time tools being used. For more information about the Waterford Fair click HERE.

While walking through the village after my stint quilt sitting and selling raffle tickets for the Guild Quilt I was lucky enough to see some re-enactors. I’m not really sure who we are seeing here… as my American History is much better in the kitchen than on the battlefield. Virginia has been in the thick of much of this countries skirmishes, (I suspect these re-enactors are from the Civil War era) based on the uniform colors -blue and gray.

The Piper-


The Blue-


The advance-


The Battle-


A little artistic license, while we were waiting for the battle to begin-


There was a demonstration of some of the early mechanical corn shucking, cobbing and grinding machines, but I thought the pile of crib corn was more interesting.


And last, but not the least… a late bloom in a garden near the re-enactment.


More Later!