I’ve just posted more photographs from the day of the Early American Life photo shoot at our home last December. Several of the photos show some of my spun cotton ornaments. Click here to see the photos at Paula Walton’s 18th Century Home Journal.
If you are a subscriber, your copy is in the mail. If you would like to buy this issue, look for it on newsstands on Tuesday, October 22nd.
Last winter I became interested in the history of cotton wrapped Christmas trees. Not exactly spun cotton ornaments, but still a related craft.
So in the interest of experimentation, I saved one of my Christmas trees. After almost a full year, it is finally needle free! So far the one thing I have found out for sure is that it’s really hard to keep certain family members, you know who you are, from throwing away a dead Christmas tree – even if you hide it!!!
As it gets a bit closer to Christmas I will be attempting to spin a layer of cotton around all the little twigs and branches on this tree. Check back in here to see my progress with my latest spun cotton obsession…
It was a very sad occasion last night when my faithful, ailing little laptop finally succumbed to the ravages of old age and died, somewhat peacefully. After a lengthy autopsy, my two IT authorities have declared that my laptop is in no danger of becoming a zombie and returning from the dead. I’ve ordered a new laptop that will be arriving late next week. In the mean time it will take me longer to answer emails and reply to comments, as I am having to beg, borrow and steal online time from some fiercely protective computer lovers who are almost constantly connected to their keyboards. If you should need to reach me with immediate questions about a purchase or class, please call me at 860-355-5709 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time.
I’m very pleased to announce that the Summer 2013 issue of Prims, which features an article about three of my bears, will be on sale tomorrow. If you would like to see more of my bears please visit my website, Paula Walton’s A Sweet Remembrance, or go to my blog, Paula Walton’s 18th Century Home Journal, for photos and tips on restoring antique and vintage teddy bears.