Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Antiquing in Iowa

Who Knew?
Iowa is a fantastic place to antique.
I am writing this from the Amana Visitors Center.
I will post pictures when I can.
I am having a blast and can't wait to share all the pretty images and cool stuff I have been able to find on this trip home.

Later Friends,

Monday, November 16, 2009

On My Way Back Home

Again, if I had music on this blog, it would be playing what I think might be a Paul McCartney tune from his first solo album. As I remember it, some where in it there are the lines I'm on my way home/ on/ my/ way/ back/ home. I can hear it in my head, but couldn't find it on goggle.
I'd hum it for you, but you'd never get it then!
If you can remember it, do let me know.

The same bags going home.

Plus all these fabulous swap treasures.

Silver Bella was amazing. I am still processing it all. The classes were incredible. I felt such a connection with all the teachers and learned so many new techniques. I did the vendor fair and that was another great learning experience. I will post more about this adventure when I return home.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Play Day

Saturday was all about play and it had lots of different components.


I took the day off from glittering and Kath took the day off from policy making and we played!

We didn't go up in the plane, which is playing for Kathy & her friends.

The wind would just have bounced the aircraft around.

I am being offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to fly in a WWII training plane.
It wouldn't work out time-wise, but the truth is, I'm a scaredy cat when it comes to little planes.


Down the road from the hangars, a family related farm festival was going on.

Broom Making

Sorghum is used to make the brooms.

Colored Sorghum.

Turned in to meal and made into pancakes.
We bought a bag of mix and it's today's breakfast!

I like the historical irony!

This wringer washing machine certainly would not be considered easy by today's standards. But I bet it was a whole lot easier than what the farm wife had before.

Vintage and antique farm equipment

Well used, rusty vehicles.

Equipment in show condition.

Notice the blades of grass out of focus at the bottom on this pic?
Kath was down on the grass taking beautiful close-up arty photographs.

I grabbed the camera out of her hands, told her to stay put and captured her "technique!"
Hard not to laugh!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

On My Way

If I had music on this blog, it would be playing the catchy opening tune of Ice Age.
As I don't, you'll just have to hum it yourself!

My bags are packed.

Here's my packing list.
Notice how close-up I could get on this photo?

I have a new camera and it is fabulous!
10x zoom, smallish and oh so easy to use!
Can't wait to take pics of all the wonderful things along the way.