So I’ve had a secret project which i mentioned in one of my last blogs, well here it is…. The cats out of the bag now!
This story goes like this… I don’t have just one path in my life (which is fine by me)…keeps things interesting!
So over 10 years ago I started a project. My “A night at the opera” shadow box (things you’d find in a victorian opera house, behind stage & in the audience)
I collected all kinds of antique & vintage items, i drew up a drawing of what I wanted it to look like and what items I wanted. Then after I had them all collected I had my dad build me a huge shadow box. I made it all up just the way I planned and we hung it on the wall…. awesome, until it fell of the wall (TWICE!!!), breaking some items and ruining it. I got mad at it and tucked the project away for hmmm… 7-8 years now.
So over the summer my Mom kept reminding of how she wanted it finished again. Dad screwed it into the studs so it’s definetly not going anywhere.
So when i was staying at their house back in November before i moved; there i was taking my time waking up, feeling relaxed, played Phantom of the opera on the piano… I was feeling “inspired” to do something creative.
SO I started working on the shadow box. All the stuff was right there next to the piano in a box. “OK” I said… and I laid each item out on the floor and set to work. But because things broke I had some empty spaces, so I opened up more sheet music…still not enough… I had a stack of old letters that were still tied with the original ribbon that they came with. Funny. When I bought them, they were just another thing on my list, and they looked perfect the way they were, so I never opened the letters to read them… I just tucked them into my picture the way they were… besides what possibly could they be about?!. “dear ruth,…” Well, I got the bright idea to open them up and have a letter sticking out from behind the ballet slippers that I had in there to fill that gap. Wouldn’t you know when i opened them, yeah there were a few letters, one to Ruth… but their all Crochet & Knitting patterns from the 20′s, 30′s & 40′s!!!!! Red Cross patterns for service gloves, sweaters & socks!!!! A pattern for a dish cloth written on Poland Springs letter head!!!! ETC. ETC….
I’m in stinking heaven!!!! Long before I start knitting & crocheting I bought letters for another creative purpose, and low and behold a decade later they once again fit into my creative life!
It was suggested to me that I should use them to write a book. I’m now lettting my creative juices flow… I will start a blog and share my tale of knitting throught these patterns, making them, and them publish them in a book when all is said and done.
My first knittting & crochet book.
Needless to say I am estatic!!!!! I can’t wait to start… but I’m going to wait just a tad. I only have so much room here. SO, I will knit through what I have here for projects lined up while we keep settling into our new routine…
Then, let the fun begin!!!!!!!!
This project sooo inspires me! I need to get knitting!!!!
(and did I mention that this is just one of two things I’m doing!, again more to come)!!!!!
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