This was taken last year on highway 388 in Noxubee County. It's right down the road from my father-in-law's house. It was absolutely sunny and I think I'd rather look at this today than out the window. It's raining and dreary and I've absolutely had my fill of dreary, raining days.
If you'll look to the right I'm going to start adding some links to blogs I read. The first one is Casey's Musings. Casey is a wonderful girl who just got married and moved to Florida with her sailor hubby. She is one of my favorite bloggers and her take on fashion and life in general can perk me up on my downest day. Go have a look if you're interested in 40's fashion, sewing, design, and day to day glamour. She also does all her own graphic design and has some really wonderful layouts.
My hubby is on the road somewhere in Texarkana delivering steel and won't be home until Wednesday. That mean that I have to get some work done tonight. I don't have the excuse that I have to cook supper and after last night's falling asleep at 6:30 watching Star Trek: The Next Generation and then going to bed at 9:30 I really have to get some photography work done or my customer is going to skin me alive!
Hopefully everyone is having a wonderful Monday, and is enjoying some sunny weather. The weekend started out not so good with lots of rain Friday night, but turned off sunny and nice later on Saturday morning and Sunday was really nice. Went out and brushed the horses good, which ended in well groomed horses and a very dirty me. I had to come home and take a shower immediately; I was absolutely covered in hair.
Just a short post today, not a lot going on but I am here at work all by myself and need to be paying attention I suppose. I am going to lunch with Mom though, that's always fun!
On a quick sewing note I bought the Golden Hands Complete Book of Dressmaking off Amazon for a penny, shipping was three dollars for it but oh well. :) I've just gotten to glance through it here at work but it's fabulously 70's. I should post some pictures from it. Some of the stuff looks very much now, but some of it is very much all about the time the book was written in. Overall though I am very happy with it and can't wait to dive right in. Looks to be a lot of great tips in there as well as some patterns! You have to grade them up but I really like the basic dress pattern they have in there.
Just another springtime picture. These are apple blooms on a tree at my Greatgrandparent's place. My MaPep said these were drying apples. The apples are probably about the size of a tangerine or smaller and are TART. But, if you dry them they make the best fried pie filling around. The trees are at least 75 years old if not older. Every year they are so pretty and continue to remind me of my Greatgrandmother and the times we spent cutting up and drying apples when I was a kid.
Spring has sprung here in Mississippi. The trees are starting to get their leaves...the flowers are blooming... and we are being drowned in rain! I know in July I'm going to be wishing and praying for rain, but for right now all I want is for the ground to dry out and let me be able to ride my horses and work in my yard. In the meantime it keeps me from having the excuse to not do work in the house. I've been sewing up a storm as well as preparing for my very first art/craft fair. It is April 18 and I am hurriedly trying to get everything together. I was trying to print images last night and ran out of two colors of ink. Oh well. I'm scared and excited. It's something that I've wanted to do since I graduated from college and I've been putting it off for one reason or another (marriage, money, and time being the big three).
But, with my new job I have a little extra income and I'm just making time at night to work. I'm not going overboard with stock and am going to see what sells and what doesn't. I don't want to spend a ton of money on prints and matting and not sell a thing. That would just be depressing.
Artist, sewer, photographer, chief cook and bottle washer.
Hi! My name is Lana and I'm a native Mississippian and I love to share my love of the south, sewing, cooking, family, photography, horses, and anything else that strikes an interest in me. Feel free to drop me a line at: email@example.com
You can (sometimes)see work for sale at: www.hickoryridgedesigns.etsy.com