I ❤️

The past three days have been fabulous.  Today I did a lot of fun things.  Simple meditative projects that help me reset.

I baked these GF lemon melt-aways. 

Puffy Hearts!  Making these to brighten up my window:)

My vintage bead collection.  You can find a few treasures once in awhile.

Started this jigsaw puzzle.  Does anyone else like a good puzzle?


Stitch markers from vintage jewelry.  I’ve been collecting these bobbles for ages.  

Nerd Quest

Today The NSArchaeology society gathered a group of members to tour the provincial archives.  I was beyond excited.  I fondly remember spending hours going through rolls of microfiche researching my ancestors.  So much fun! That building is jammed packed with historical items.  Vaults of treasures. The Archivists preserve the past events of the province.  Trying to preserve the present for future generations.  I’ve always been aware of the historical importance, I never realized the importance of present day collection of important information.  

There are many types of photographics. Here’s the different types through the ages and when it was most popular. 

Daguerreotype 1842 – 1856 

Ambrotype 1855 – 1861 

Tintype 1860-1870

Carte de Visite 1860 – 1888

Cabinet Card 1875 – 1900

Podcasts I ❤️ 

So I’ve been listening to some fabulous podcasts in the new year. A good friend M got me hooked.  I’ve found Lore, about folklore.  So awesome for a history nerd like me.  I’m a fan of true crime and forensic evidence, so Detective is fascinating.  Someone knows something is keeping me on the edge of my seat.  My New Years resolutions are getting kicked in the butt by The Minimalists.  These guys are so inspiring!!!
I went from this x 3…

To this…


A mess of yarn and books to this..

I like seeing the yarn.  Before I had a mess of colours and weights in plastic bins.  

All the things we leave behind by Riel Nason

I recently finished this stunner of a book over Christmas.  Bliss a teenager is missing, his parents go searching and his Sister Violet is left behind to manage the family antique store.  I loved the small town setting.  It brought me back to my Moms little shop by the road that brought tourists in to shop for local treasures that my Mom collected.  All the antique/vintage jargon I remember as a kid and is part of my life now warmed me up to the main characters and their life.  While reading I could get the sense of an underlying truth not exposed until the final pages.  It kept me thinking and fearing right along with the characters in the book.  As a archaeology volunteer one theme that was apparent to me was, what people leave behind tells a story.  In archaeology we are unraveling a mystery.  Dissecting what people leave behind to understand their motivation in life.  Understanding the past is the key to understanding the future.  

The author definitely got it right for me with this one, ghosts, antiques, treasure, folklore, grief and loss. Everything I need to hear right now.  

Thanks!

18th century fashion

The handcraft guild at Louisbourg creates beautiful things.  This 18th century ladies pocket I purchased today at The Fortress gift shop.  They make great yarn bags.  I like the idea of having a pocket to tie on.  I probably could make it steampunkish.  Well I could try…

Louisbourg Day Four

Happy Birthday to me!!!  I had a great day.  I volunteered in collections this morning then went exploring around The Fortress.  I found another piece of the puzzle.  Look at what they have to work with, it’s very intriguing.  

Hmmmm….


Wore a few sparkly bits today…birthday suit…