Saturday, October 10, 2009

Blown Away

It was mostly sunny when we left the house but as we drove just the few miles the sky grew darker. Not to worry. All the news reports said slight chance of rain early, then pleasant cooler weather.

So we set-up.

It began as a soft mist. Then drizzle. Up went the plastic drop cloth. Real rain now.
Maybe, it would stop at this.

But it didn't.

It was becoming a soggy mess. Wetness creeping along the tablecloths, water drenching all of the items we had stowed out-of-sight under the tables were now wet from water running down the curb and drips of water puddling on and around the crocheted beanies I had worked so long on.
But even with our dampened spirits and chilly bones, we would have persevered longer had not a gust of wind attempted to blow away our canopy. Abbey and a passer-by caught the legs of the canopy in mid air.

Abbey and I were done.
Even if the rain stopped, everything was damp or completely wet.
My ever optimistic husband would have stayed.
He was out-voted.
And now he's napping
and
the sun is shining.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Show and Tell Friday ~ Oberdier House

Preparing for a genealogy research trip, I searched the Internet for various family names. I came across a post by someone who said he grew up in a house once belonging to a family in my fathers direct line. Hoping the email address listed was still current, I sent a reply. Through email and phone conversations he shared history and the address.
~*~
Not knowing the current owners, we decided to take a chance and drive up the long lane to the house. We were greeted by the new owners who told us they had hoped someone would one day come along and tell them history about this old house. The local high school history class had published research at the York County Heritage Trust and we made copies and gave it to the new owners.
We were told there was a corner stone with the date and names of the family members. It is currently located at the roof peak on the side of the house. The original house was built in 1779

1779
JOHN OBERDIER
FRONICA S W
ESTER PETER JOHN
JACOB
The time of day and the location of the sun caused a strong shadow,
but the engraving is still quite clear.
Through the years additions were made to the house. The original one was likely a typical German style one story building with a large family area and stove in the center with rooms off to the side.
As you can imagine, this was one of the most exciting findings
of our genealogy work!

LDH → Frank Walter S. → Frank Joseph S. → Franklin Pierce S. → Jonas S. → Lydia S → Ester OberdierFronica Oberdier
That makes them my 5th Great-grandparents! (or is it 6th?)

Guidelines for Show & Tell Friday are that it must be something from your house or garden. Technically this post does not fall under that category, although I do display the first picture in my home. Next time I’ll be more careful to choose something more tangible.

Join in for more Show & Tell Friday by visiting Cindy at My Romantic Home

Finished and Wishing to be Finished

I have finished the capelet that I began a couple of weeks ago and my precious daughter, Jamie was so kind to model it for me.
~*~
This young lady is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.
And she really wishes she was finished too...
her pregnancy, that is.
She is expecting a baby girl in mid-December.
She already has a 6 year old, a 5 year old, a 3 year old and an 18 month.
And... she is working feverishly to get their home ready to list
as they are purchasing a new one.
All while hobbling about with a bothersome sciatica.

She is a blessing to us!
(and she has a twin just as dear)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday ~ Daisy

This bright flower drew my attention into the yard of my daughters neighbor. I can't think of any other flower that evokes such a HAPPY response.

Wishing you happiness today!

A happy heart makes the face cheerful
Proverbs 15:13

Visit Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for more OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY posts

Monday, October 5, 2009

Best part of Teatime...

adding the sugar cubes!

My breakfast partner.
Gotta ♥ those piggy tails
Missing you, Dear Shae!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Flying Fingers

That's how fast I hope to be moving this week to create more beanies. After this weekend I need more inventory plus complete custom orders. As a newbie I didn't have a clue to quantities. For someone who is usually well prepared, I'm a little overwhelmed.

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