Smoky Mountain Family Historian

Friday, January 27, 2006

Knitting

LINK - An interesting article - even talks about a male physician who knits. I can't seem to get the hang of "casting on" so I've give up trying to teach myself and will hopefully find a knitter who can show me the "ins" and "outs" of knitting sometime. In the meantime, I'll stick with cross stitch.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

East Tennessee Historic Registry Candidates

LINK - Three East Tennessee sites are under consideration for the historic registry: Miners' Circle Cemetery in Anderson County, St. Mark's Presbyterian Church in Hawkins County, and the Moore Family Farm in Hawkins County. [Free online registration required.]

Before the Tennessee House

LINK - A bill which would allow access to cemeteries on private property!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

How 'Bout Those Vols?

Congrats to the men's Vols and Coach Pearl on defeating Florida tonight!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Back from Christmas Break

Okay, everyone, in case you couldn't tell, I decided to take a blogging break over our Christmas break. I'm back now. I waited until I got most things settled for the classes I teach to begin blogging again.

I went to the cross stitch shop today for the class on waste canvas. I'm stitching a snowman on a sweatshirt. I've learned that your stitches will not be as even as they are on evenweave cloth! It's also harder to "frog" with jersey knit. Fortunately, I only had about 10 stitches that had to be redone due to a miscount!

I went to Gulf Shores, Alabama on New Year's Day for overnight. I got to see damage inland from Katrina in Mississippi and Alabama and damage remaining on the Alabama Gulf from Ivan. It's amazing. Katrina also made the USS Alabama in Mobile a little lopsided, and they had cranes out there trying to get it upright again. I don't think I could have taken a look at the Mississippi Gulf. I have seen photos taken by folks who've gone down to help, and I cry and cry and cry. It's so sad!