Weekend stitching with an old fashioned feel – from Blackbird Designs and Beehive Needleworks
Some weekend sewing with a little nostalgia on back.
Some pictures, quite old in fact. Yesterday was my youngest sister’s birthday she is thirty-something, closer to 40 than 29 these days. Tomorrow is my other sister’s 25th wedding anniversary. Here we are 25 years ago. That’s me with the hanky, I think you can figure out who my sisters are. The other two ladies are my mom and my grandma. My grandma passed away 14 summers ago.
This much older picture is my grandma’s wedding portrait. That’s Grandma and Grandpa (Ella & Otto) sitting down. The man standing between them is my Great Uncle Julius (Grandma’s brother). No one can remember who the other girl is here. I have my great grandparent’s (Ella & Julius’ parents) wedding photo hanging on the wall with this one which you can see here.
A few other old fashioned activities this weekend included making pickles and raspberry jam – both very yummy but not intended to be eaten together of course.
I’ll leave you with this little bit of weather history for our area from 1875 –
August 19-30, 1875… grasshoppers appeared in great numbers at 10:00 am
on the 19th. Thousands landed on the ground. The streets
were literally covered with them. Swarms of grasshoppers
were seen on each day. All gardens in the city were
devastated… and in the Countryside the grasshoppers were
very destructive to ripened grain. On the 30th the
grasshoppers were so numerous as to almost darken the sun.