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


I received an impromptu lesson on the spinning wheel today. I was excited.  It is a technique I would have to practice if I wanted to be at all effective at it.

I’m pretty sure I look adorable doing it;) Thanks to Tammy for giving me her guidance.   This wool/flax blend would be great for a utilitarian apron or market bag.  I can’t wait until this years flax harvest is ready to become linen fibre.  The harvest I helped with.  It would mean a lot to me to be involved in the production of garments. 


So much fun!