Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Local Adventure to Arcadia Mill

Spring temperatures are definitely here but where are the sunny skies every day?  Sure has been a dreary time around here.  We'll get one day of sunshine and then three or four gray days. 

Yesterday I went up an open house at Arcadia Mills.  I had never been to the location before.   You can read all about the mill here.  Arcadia Mill   

A primary reason for going was to see two friends working on hooked rugs.  For a long time, I've wanted to learn rug making but didn't know anyone who could point me in the right direction.  I'm expecting to hear from them in the next day or so as to when a class will be held by Ms. J.  Can't wait!! 
Wonderful fibers
These same two ladies are part of a fiber group that meets monthly in downtown Pensacola Village, the historic section of town.  There are spinners, weavers, quilters, knitters and folks who crochet.  Actually, anyone who works with fibers in any way is welcome.   They've invited me to attend next time and join in the fun.  I may take them up on it, provided I can arrange to have a project to work on and that can be taken along easily. 

Crossing Pond Creek on the swinging bridge was an adventure, particularly when more than one person was on it at the same time.  
Swinging bridge over Pond Creek

I was amazed how many people didn't know what these winged creatures were.  Termites are very common here in the south, and at various times they come up out of the ground and swarm through the air.   This swarm was resting on a nearly rotted piece of debris.  
Swarmed Termites

These guys were likely warm in their period clothing.  Looked to be wool for a number of them.

All in all, it was a very enjoyable day. 

Y'all take care. 


  1. Looks like a great day and someplace I would like to visit.

  2. Looks like fun! I know a woman up here who spins her own yarn. It's cool to watch.

  3. Sounds like a great day! I know a woman up here who spins her own yard and it's really cool to watch.

  4. Looks like a wonderful visit. Am glad you guys have kept termites to your own side of the Pond, please don't export them to us like you did the grey squirrel :}

    (PS: aargh, word verification is horrible today ..........)

  5. I think I've turned off the word verification for my blog. Had forgotten that it was enabled and I detest this new "captcha" method that's being used. Let me know if its still showing up.

  6. Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing your day with us. I always like to watch folks working on crafts, especially if it's new to me.

  7. Just popped over for a visit from Bag End. Love the photo on the blog header. Does anyone actually knock on your door? How could they get that far what with the temptation to just plant themselves on that wonderful porch! ;-D

  8. FFG, thanks for turning the WV off. I agree with Kris, your porch seats are very tempting

  9. Beautiful pictures. How fun to be able to go off and travel. Your header picture is awesome!

  10. Oh, I love pioneer villages!
    I have wanted to get back into hooking-
    it's been almost 40 years since I learned!
    It sure sounds like fun to have a group of
    ladies to hook with and visit.
    Thanks for visiting my blog!