This morning we got up and headed out to Fort Roberdeau. Never hear of it? Its ok! Its a great gem of a place, and while it is in a big town (Altoona) it is off the beaten path. Jay and I go out usually in October for their Market Faire event, but sadly that got canceled this year. We decided that we would attend the Rev War Days in its place.
We set up in our same little area as always, and were near our good friends of Frontier Living History. Tad ran the Children's Games and Melanie did her Flax to Linen demonstration. We had steady visitation all day! Up to on the top of the hill was the British camp and next to the fort was the American Camp. I got some nice pictures but truth be told, Jay got some better ones. UPDATE: I got the computer, my phone and the website to cooperate and the photos are below! HUGE thank you to Jay for offering the helping tip to make it all work!
So I spent the day talking it up with visitors and weaving tape. I had a great day, even when the wind picked up while I was warping up my tape loom (literally the only time it got gusty all day!) Jay was busy making spoons. He made a Black Walnut spoon, and a maple spoon and as soon as they were done they were in the hands of visitors. Both will be staying in PA - wishing the owners happiness and joy!
We also had a visit from Lynn of the Conrad Weiser Homestead, he came to pick up 2 more spoons - Jay sent him back with a Sweet Gum (look out Cherry you have competition!) and another Red Oak stirring spoon.
Anyways, I guess this bog post is the longest possible way of saying if you are sad that you didn't see this event, or have nothing to do tomorrow you are cordially invited to come out and play with us! We will be at the event from 10 to 5! Directions can be found anywhere but from me.
Have a Great Evening!
Leigh Ann and Jay
Good Evening Friends!
Jay and I took a road trip up to the Conrad Weiser Homestead today. We dropped off the first round of spoons for sale. We got up there just as they were setting up for an event. I got some lovely photos of the grounds (again) and got to say hi to some good friends!
Jay decided to take up 6 spoons, 1 each of red oak, black walnut, maple, birch and 2 cherry spoons. We made a 5 spoon display so they were able to keep one back for one others sell. The wood is all local wood except for the birch - that is straight from Maine! Anyways, we took 6 and set them up all pretty. Spent a few more moments looking at trees, and the scenery then decided to go antiquing.
We were told of 3 new places, so we decided to travel to them. One was closed (insert sad face) one we found a nice Draw Knife for Jay and the last one was nice but we left with no new toys.
We got home and spoke with Lynn who told us that 2 of the spoons we had taken up had already found a new home! We hope that the spoons bring joy and peace to each person who uses them. We heard that one is on its way to Utah!
I will add photos when I can...they are stuck on my phone for the time being!
Have a good evening!
Jay and Leigh Ann
I owe our readers/viewers/friends an apology! No, I have not forgotten you! No we did not lock the doors and leave town! We simply just got bogged down with the day jobs, and catching up on house work. Really I can not believe that it has been so long since our last talk! Anyways, your caught up now!
Happy Fourth of July! Hope that your day was not washed out like it was here at the Stone House! The day was not a total loss, in fact we had quiet a bit of fun until the thunderstorm rolled in. We needed the rain and the break, we worked hard today!
So today Jay and I worked on spoons! We got several that were started finished (my job was to oil them.) Jay also started a few new ones! Stone House had several orders that are now caught up, once the oil sets we will mail/deliver the spoons to the right places. <cough cough... Josh/Allison, yours will be to you very soon!...cough cough>
This coming weekend, we will be with family and working on some sewing projects that will top secret until they are done... hint - They are freekin fabulous!!! We will be on the quiet side for the next few days. Then will come the magic! The week of the 15th we will be at Fort Roberdeau, they are hosting a Rev. War days and we will be there. Jay with his spoons and me with weaving. We may be day tripping as we do not have a boarder for Piper yet... Boy that pup!
You all know that I got lost easy so here is a map to the site... use it, use google, use mapquest - anything but don't ask me for directions!
One last thing, last weekend was Fort Niagara, and there are TONS of great pics. I posted a few to the facebook page. Take a look! I also posted to instagram the new spoons! Check them out! Oh and we are SO CLOSE to hitting 100 likes on facebook. I know in the grand scheme that is not many but to us that is a milestone, if you have not liked us yet, please do. If you already liked us, please send your friends/family/history peeps to the page to get that thumbs up.