Mrs. Crosby Goes to Galveston - Day 3 The Strand

No trip to Galveston would be complete without a trip to the Strand Historic District.   The Strand was originally Avenue B which ran parallel to Galveston Bay.  It was a merchant area near the wharf and the merchant there thought calling it "the Strand" gave it a more upscale sound.  Now the Strand encompasses many blocks downtown and is a shopping and entertainment district.
March 17, 2017 by Kelli Ladwig

Mrs. Crosby Goes to Galveston - Day 1

Very excited to be heading to sunny climes with Mrs.  Crosby.  As you may know, she is a purveyor of fine fibers and I was thrilled to be able to bring her along to Galveston, Texas and share some of favorite spots in this beautiful and historic Texas city.

Our lodging is at the Sally Trueheart Williams home on Broadway in the East End Historic District.   I would highly recommend it.  It was built in 1928 and it built in a Spanish Revival style.  The renovations to the interior are very comfortable while maintaining the integrity of this home.

March 15, 2017 by Kelli Ladwig

Hollywood Knitting - Cary Grant

Inspired by last week's discussion, I decided to post Cary Grant knitting in "Mr. Lucky." Filmed in 1943 with Laraine Day, Grant plays a gambler wooing a wealthy socialite during the early part of the U.S. involvement in WWII. My favorite line. . ."I dropped me purls!"
October 28, 2015 by Kelli Ladwig

Hollywood Knitting - Barbara Stanwyck

Gary Cooper toying with Barbara Stanwyck's knitting on the set of "Meet John Doe" in 1941. "Meet John Doe" was a Frank Capra film which was nominated for the Academy Award Best Original Story. The scene of Stanwyck typing is a wonder.
October 14, 2015 by Kelli Ladwig

Hollywood Knitting - Dale Evans

Well, I do not know if Dale Evans was a knitter or not, but she really looks smashing in this hand-knit sweater. Dale was born in 1912 in Uvalde, Texas. Anecdotal evidence would support the premise she was a knitter as most women if that era learned sewing, knitting and other handcrafts as a necessity.
October 07, 2015 by Kelli Ladwig

Hollywood Knitting - Ginger Rogers

Fellow Texan Ginger Rogers knitting away on Swing Time. Ginger moved to Ft. Worth as a child.
September 23, 2015 by Kelli Ladwig

Vintage Find Friday

When I was visiting my grandparents in Missouri, my grandmother was super-enthused about her latest bargain. A friend of hers moved into a nursing home and gave away everything she could not fit in to their church to be sold and the money earmarked for overseas missions. Granny just had to go to the sale because there was a sewing machine for sale. NOTE: Apple does not fall far from the tree ... possible sewing machine to purchase AND it goes to a good cause. Score!

Vintage Find Friday

My friend Jeni scored the cutest knitting notion for me. It is a Raglan Sweater Wheel. You run across these wheels in games and children's books. You rotate a paper wheel behind or inside another paper wheel and line up words, pictures, or symbols and gives you an answer. I am sure there is a technical term for this device. If you know it, let me know. Well, in this case, it dials up a formula for a raglan sweater.