Sunday, July 29, 2018

Truth in Advertising

Had another big score at a yard sale in Fortuna last week...the images below of books.  Eleven vintage books for $5.50!  A couple are from the late 1800's, and in remarkable shape for their age.  Most of these I won't be cutting up for collages.

And then I went to a flea market in Fortuna yesterday, and found 15 vintage postcards and four books.  No photo.  I guess I'm on a bit of a roll...and there's the monthly flea next Sunday, which I'll attend.

We've really been blessed with good, as in "normal," weather here on the North Coast.  While the rest of the country suffers with extreme heat, flooding, and wildfires.  As per usual, fires are burning north, east and south of us and we're getting smoke.  But no fires in Humboldt County at the moment.



For at least twenty years I've been threatening to cut my hair VERY short...and I finally had it done, ten days ago.  So, this is what I actually look like now.  In my mind I still look like I did when I was 30 years younger...but this is reality.

I will keep my hair very short for the rest of my life.  Enough with the curly hair -- I've never liked it although I did my best for all those years and did have a few good haircuts along the way.  Everyone with straight hair thinks they want curly hair.  But curly hair has been the bane of my existence from the getgo.

I started a knitting project this week.  I'm actually knitting a garment, a shawl-collared, kimono-style, sweater-jacket, from commercial (superwash) wool.  I hadn't bought any commercial yarn in at least twenty years, seeing as I spun so much yarn for over a decade.  And in the recent past I've been knitting scarves out of the remaining handspun silk yarns I have.  But I recently rediscovered my love of knitting, so I'm making a garment, the pattern to which I've had for probably 15 years, although it's still relevant (not dated) today.

So this is life in Rose Cottage this summer -- knitting, reading, resting, hanging with BeeGee, a flea market or yard sale now and then.  Priceless.

13 comments:

Charlton Stitcher said...

Lovely to see what you look like now! When I read your blog, I’ll be able to see your face. Being short suits you.

Dori Singh said...

Beautiful post, all around!!♥️

john said...

Great finds! I hope to do the same next weekend when I go to the granddaddy of all garage sales. Fingers crossed! :-)

tgarrett said...

you did score Connie! Loved seeing your photo- Thanks for sharing your work- The pieces we have of yours are up in our new house! xoxo

Jacki Long said...

Big time score, Connie! And, you look great in short hair.
Rose cottage sounds like a great place to be! ♥

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Love your hair, and short rules! I have mine short too... for most of my life, 'cause my hair has a mind of its own, and I have no time to mess with it.
I'm glad to hear you are having decent weather... breaks my heart to hear of all the wildfires, and I have been wondering if they were creeping over your way. We're in monsoon season here, so temps are cooler and the moisture is a blessing.
Hugs to you and BeeGee!

jenclair said...

Great new look, Connie! And what finds you were able to score--books and postcards. Keep up the regimen of doing what you need and what you enjoy!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

This is a great post. I don't know you, but the picture is good. I look terrible in short hair, though there have been times in my life I wished I could get a cut like yours. Mine is naturally wavey and as long as I have layers I can wash and go. The simple life. I liked this post because you talked about a couple of things that you loved or wanted and didn't act on. I felt a freedom in the post...free to be me so to speak..and free to do what I want, when I want to do it. I wish I knew how to knit beyond knit and purl but at this age I would rather do what I have wanted to do for so long and not take precious time to gain better skill. Perhaps when I am just a little older, lol. At 66, I need to sew and do handwork and wish I had heeded my wants much younger in life.
xx, Carol

Leslie said...

Dontcha just love short hair? Cut mine off about a year and a half ago and wished I'd done it 40 yrs sooner.
Life at Rose Cottage sounds great, just what I'm aiming for.

Marybeth said...

Love the "new you" (from so many angles)....new look, great smile, out shopping for fleas and needles clacking...the sweet spot for your life. If others just knew what a little haven you have at the cottage...it is a peaceful space to live in!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I never realized who you are until I saw your comment on Jenclair's blog and followed your name to your profile. I've seen you around for a long time. Funny how that works.
xx, Carol

QG said...

Hi, I'll be staying in King Salmon this weekend and maybe I can convince my daughter to go to the Flea Market, which sounds like lots of fun -- you've found some super things there!

Jeanne Aird said...

Great new hair-do. I recently had my cut as well. The heat was just getting to me. You have the best luck at finding fabulous vintage books. I know you will do more wonderful collages with them. Happy knitting!