Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sequins and Beads

You wouldn't think I am a sequin and bead girl but I do have small secret projects where I bead the snot out of a piece of cloth. These projects are the nicest thing to handle, they have a satisfying weight and feel.
I have hand stitching projects also like the kitchen towel project that is stalled for the summer.
And there is the tag project where I have been using photos out of the flea market photo albums.
So many projects, so little time. I must quit taking afternoon naps. And picking up extra work hours. But then it's nice to have extra spending money for little projects and I like to stay up late and work! Life is a circle.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Uncle Jim and a Big Fish

This is a photo of my great uncle EJ (Jim) Tranter. He was the owner of Fasig-Tipton, the auction house of many famous race horses back in the 20s and 30s. This was in Saratoga New York. But Jim and my Aunt Kitty also lived in New York City and Fort Lauderdale. This was taken in Fort Lauderdale, and it was a record wahoo catch.
I love the fact that he was fishing from a boat with neck tie and dress shoes that would not happen today. From the photos I have found fishing was popular and I think Uncle Jim also golfed. Uncle Jim died before I was around but I remember my Aunt Kitty visiting and the fun she was. I wish I would have been old enough to ask about her family history but I was in grade school and those thoughts didn't enter my little head back then.
I am in the middle of beading the fish.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Eyes are done!

20/20 vision! Not sure I ever had that! And now I have readers and sun glasses. But I bought a cool pair instead of the charcoal grey wraparound standard issue.