#TBT: Feathers, Folkfest, and Friends

#ThrowBackThursday – I found this post in my drafts, not published! Today, a peek into August 23rd 2011! I was under 40, my daughter was not a teenager, and it was almost one year of living here on the farm.


I had a great visit with Thriftygirl.  There was quite a bit of crafting going on. Mostly crochet, with a bit of knitting thrown in.  I didn’t do much beadwork, but I find that I do that when I’m alone.  I don’t do beadwork very often around my partner or my kids.  I guess I need to zen and only hear my internal dialogue.

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Chaison and I blogging on August 17th. Photo by Thriftygirl!

We went Folkfesting the day we brought Thriftygirl and her son home.  I ❤ Folkfest!  The kids and I have so much fun at all the different pavillions.

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(almost) matching henna tattoo’s from the Bangledeshi Pavillion

We ate supper at the Karpaty Ukrainian Pavillion, nomnom perogies!  My daughter and I got a henna tattoo on our left hands.

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Irish Pavillion

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Scottish Pavillion







We had a bit of fun at the different pavillions!


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China Pavillion


I didn’t get an Indian jewelry as I got distracted by something else, but there is always next year!  I’ll hopefully have more money set aside and get a complete outfit as well.

I’ve been busy creating some earrings from the last of the woodpecker feathers.  I found some yellow and black feathers under the willow tree, and have made four pairs of earrings with those today.  Perhaps I’ll get a photo posted tomorrow of those ones.  They will all be available at the Shellbrook Street Fair this Saturday, then I will be putting them into the shop.  Enjoy your sneak peek!

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The garden peas are pretty much all done, shelled, and frozen.  I have beans, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, potatoes, and some zuccini growing still.  I may yet get some cucumbers and pumpkins, but I don’t see them yet.  I may have planted them to late.  The raspberries are pretty much all done as well.  The chokecherries are turning black and I think I’ll be picking them this Sunday or Monday.  The kids are starting school on Monday, so harvesting the chokecherries will be a quiet, relaxing adventure.



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2 Responses to #TBT: Feathers, Folkfest, and Friends

  1. Molly Nichol says:

    fun to read about bygone days!

    btw, i have some rug yarn and a bit of the background mesh stuff for you when next you visit our fair city!


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