Monday, Mama and I went to town...we skimmed through Goodwill; I was looking for short (aka knee length) denim skirts for working outside. I found one in my size that I liked. I found another two belts (really, I collect the things!) One was multi-colored pig-leather suede. Granted, it looks a a little 1980's or 90's, but I thought it was neat and it fit, so I got it. (Besides, 99 cents for a full leather belt is a steal. I don't buy non-leather. Ever.)
The other find I 'had-to-have' was a book--a collection of the political writings of Rufus Choate. Ever heard of him? I hadn't, but he appears to have been a conservative statesman from Massachusetts in the early 19th century. (You can probably guess where that ties in in my thinking...)
From there we went to Hobby Lobby--the real reason we went to town. I needed cross-stitch thread so I could finish a project. I had an adventure in the thread department. The thread I needed was a certain number--but I got to looking and the scrap I had with me looked like a different number (embroidery floss has a different number for each color--in case you didn't know that *grin*)...so I got both. As it turns out, it's a good thing I got both, because once I put some of that alternate thread into the project, I realized the number I was supposed to get really was the right color. Very weird.
I also got a hunk of sage green twill for a costume/historical outfit I will be working on in the upcoming months for an upcoming event. Twill (being cotton) would not actually been used in the 1500's in Flanders...but the color is about right and it is cheaper than either wool or linen (which those don't carry at Hobby Lobby anyway that I could see). Besides that, I was planning on using that as a petticoat--but with a few changes in design once I got it home, I'm not quite sure whether it will be hidden or not! My design refining will continue once I actually get started on the project (which, by the way, is going to have a mock up made first because there is no way I am going to be cutting into that red wool of mine before I know I have something that looks decent and fits properly!)
It gives me pause to sit back and look at how excited I am about my most recent (and upcoming) sewing projects. As a child, I hated sewing. I would always end up angry and in tears over my projects and dreaded the next one. (Therefore, I did very few.) These days, I am actually getting excited and seriously thinking about drafting my own pattern (which I have never done before and don't really have any idea of how to do--Savannah will be getting queried when the time comes.) I look forward to sharing the advance of said project as it gets underway.
Anyway, the rest of the week so far, has been spent doing yard work. In other words, I mowed Tuesday and yesterday I raked up the clippings, picked them up, and put them around the cabbages in the garden. I also flipped compost Monday and Wednesday...
Daddy came home with 2,000 pounds of chicken feed on the trailer and he and I unloaded most of it, but Katherine came and after we were just over half done. I just realized a few minutes ago that is why the right side of my neck is slightly tight (other than the fact that I slept curled up with a crick in my neck)...I carry feed-sacks on my right shoulder.
Starting yesterday, I have upped my chickens feed intake. Four meals a day instead of just three. They are seven weeks and growing. Another five till we are supposed to butcher them. We need to get more ordered.
I like chicken ranching. :)
Anyway, that's my Thursday morning rambles...hopefully, they were somewhat amusing...