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disgruntled [Oct. 23rd, 2006|01:50 am]
[Current Location |not in bed, which is where I should be at this time of night]
[mood |restlessrestless]

So what would it mean to be "gruntled", anyway?

We went to visit friends today; I had a headache when we got home, so I laid down. I fell asleep for a few hours, so my schedule is totally off.

I have looked at email, Yahoo 360, news, rotten.com, and all the other farting around sort of stuff that I can think of. Now what? I really have no desire to clean house at 2 am.
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New books just in... [Sep. 29th, 2006|12:52 am]
[Current Location |getting ready for a show...]
[mood |tiredtired]

New OLD titles, that is...we just got in some awesome reprints!

1891 THE ART OF KNITTING Butterick Publishers. List price: $26.00

Extensive guide to all aspects of Victorian knitting, over 200
elaborate designs and instructions for making baby bootees
mittens, capes, shawls, jackets, edgings, rugs and more.
Invaluable information on a lost art. List price: $26.00

THE WORKWOMAN'S GUIDE by a Lady. List Price:$29.95

Although she was too humble to identify herself, the English "lady"
who authored The Workwoman¹s Guide created one of the most important
needlework manuals of the 19th Century. The book is appropriately
titles, for it is not a handbook of fancywork patterns for ladies of
leisure but a comprehensive instructional text.

The modern researcher will find The Workwoman¹s guide especially
rewarding to use, for here are head-to-toe descriptions of men¹s
women¹s and children¹s clothing. Here are also instructions for
making every sort of period household textile, including elegant bed
hangings and window drapery.

1846 DECORATIVE NEEDLEWORK. List Price: $39.00

Ladies complete guide to needlework and embroidery containing clear
and practical instructions whereby any one can easily learn how to
do all kinds of plain and fancy needlework" by Miss Lambert.
When published, this book was a complete guide to every kind of
needlework popular in the period, including crochet, knitting,
netting, tapestry, braiding, and embroidery. Additionally, this book
offered one of the first histories of needlework ever published,
creating a model for the many needlework instruction manuals that
followed. A particularly pretty book with numerous illustrations and
comprehensive introduction by Textile Historian Lynne Zacek Bassett,
Consulting Curator for Textiles and Costume, Connecticut Historical
Society, former Curator of Textile and Fine Arts, Old Sturbridge
Village, and author of Textiles for Clothing of the Early Republic
and Northern Comfort: New England's Early Quilts.

1792 THE WEAVERS DRAFT BOOK. List Price: $18.95

Facsimile Reproduction from the Archives of the American
Antiquarian Society.

Reproduced from only the second known copy of the work, besides
being a significant historical document, this little book can serve
contemporary weavers who wish to expand their vocabulary of
weaves. 18 designs for 4 shafts, 3 for 5 shafts, 23 for 6 shafts, 3
for 8 shafts and 5 for 10 shafts. Plus patterns for stockinets,
birds-eyes, denims thicksets, satinets and more. Clearly and
beautifully illustrated, the patterns can be interpreted easily.

From the archives of The Berkshire Athenaeum:

1881 REAL PEN WORK - self-instructor in penmanship. List Price:

Knowles & Maxim Greatest means even known for learning to write
an elegant hand. This is one of the few known copies of this book.
Beautifully illustrated, with a charming testimonial from a student,
this little book appeals to both calligraphers, needle workers and
folk artists.

Includes a CD of all images in PDF, JPEG, and TIF formats for
printing notecards, t-shirts, placemats, bookcovers and more.
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updated webpage and secure shopping cart! [Aug. 21st, 2006|07:00 pm]
[Current Location |getting ready to fix supper...]
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

Huzzah! It's not finished yet, as we are still adding photos and items, but you can see what's there so far at http://hoosierhistoric.com/catalog/index.php
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(no subject) [Aug. 10th, 2006|01:40 am]
[Current Location |in de basement]
[mood |sleepysleepy]

These are my sidelacing shoes by Robert Land. I love the design and the colors. I used to date a shoemaker, and I was always trying to talk him into making me a pair of sidelacing shoes. He wouldn't do it, though. Just as well, because these are a lot better quality work than what he made.

There is a guy from northern Indiana who sets up at Mississinewa 1812 and sells pattens (wooden stilt-like devices to keep oneself out of the mud.) He always sells out. I need to get some of those.
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show update [Aug. 9th, 2006|06:53 pm]
[mood |disappointeddisappointed]

It looks like we will not be attending Stones' Trace in Ligonier, Indiana this September as planned. They are looking more for artisans who handcraft items in 1830's (or so) time period. Since what we sell is mass-produced or sold on consignment, what we have is not appropriate to the venue. I was told that they would consider us for next year if we sold something there that we make ourselves.
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Fort Wayne AIDS walk [Aug. 2nd, 2006|10:54 am]
[Current Location |in de basement]
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

I am collecting pledges for the Fort Wayne AIDS walk, which will be held September 10, 2006. I am collecting pledges online at http://www.firstgiving.com/hoosierchick ; My personal goal is $1000.00. Won't you help?
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my blog [Aug. 1st, 2006|01:56 pm]
[Current Location |at work]
[mood |annoyedannoyed]

I almost always use Yahoo 360. However, that %^#*%@!! is not working, so I guess I will have to figure out how things work on this site.
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