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Ireland At Its Best August 7, 2016

Filed under: Ireland,Photography,Photos — Janet @ 2:38 pm

Fethard Ireland Vincent Kennedy  Fethard, County Tipperary

Just gorgeous – a photo from Ireland taken by Vincent Kennedy


Surprise Rug Yarn: Cowhair

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 12:08 pm

The Sweaty Knitter, Weaver and Devotee of Other Fiber Arts

RugYarns (2)Last week I wrote about my day of washing and drying of Borgs rug yarn.  What I didn’t share was that among the other colored (i.e., non-green) skeins were several with labels reading “Wholly produced in Sweden RugYarnTag2 (2)by Klippan’s Yllefabrik A/B….CUM Textiles Industries Ltd. Denmark.”

Klippan’s Yllefabrik A/B, established in 1879, spun the yarn for CUM Textiles Industries Ltd.  CUM Textiles was located at 5 Rømersgade in the Capital Region of Copenhagen, Denmark.  I just finished a Google street map tour of the neighborhood but found no trace of CUM Textiles. 

I looked for information on CUM Textiles and came across one of its publications (thank you, Smithsonian Institute), an 84 page book titled “Scandinavian Handweaving and Textiles.”   (You will see there are a couple of download options.)  Weavers who are interested in traditional Scandinavian textiles undoubtedly will find it interesting. 

On its first inside page…

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Evocative Literary Lines VII

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 11:52 am

Cafe Book Bean

“She was lost in her longing to understand.”Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Choler

“I am more than my scars.”
Andrew Davidson, The Gargoyle

“She was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.”
Kate Chopin, The Awakening

The process of self-discovery is a scary and beautiful thing;
to be baffled by your own soul long enough to discover it’s depth and complexity, to find your truth.

What books or quotes have inspired you to learn more about your truth?

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Immigrants Alphabetized

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 11:44 am

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English Immigrant

I said earlier that I was feeling overwhelmed by the number of ancestors I was finding who had sailed from England to North America in the early 17th century.  By arranging my list of ancestors in alphabetical order maybe that will help to keep track of them.  Hence the following:

Ackley, Joanna

Adams, Robert

Alford, Alexander

Alley, Hugh

Andrews, Abigail

Andrews, Elizabeth Franklin

Andrews, Capt Robert

Bailey, Thomas

Baker, Abigail

Baker, Thomas

Ball, Sir John

Ball, Capt William

Bates, James  Jr

Bates, James  Sr

Belknap, Abraham

Blower, Alice

Blower, Tom

Bozeman, Margaret Offing

Boreman, Thomas

Born, Ann

Bostwick Family

Bosworth Family

Bowen, Ruth

Bright, John

Bracket, Richard

Brigham, Ann

Buckingham, Thomas

Bullock, Richard

Burdin, George

Burt, Sir David

Burt, Henry Jr

Bushnell, Frances

Butler, Joanna

Carsley, Henry

Clapp, Edward

Clark, Eleanor

Clarke, Mary

Coffin, Elizabeth

Coffin, Tristram

Coit, John

Collins, Ann

Collins, Henry

Collins, Henry Jr

Collins,  John

Collins, Margery

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