Cathy Tremain

I like photography, poetry, sewing, cooking, antiques, finding things that I need, finding things others have lost, good friends, children, sunshine, cloths just taken off the line, a beautiful sunset and sunrise.  I look nightly  at the night sky to find the auroras and falling stars! I love the misty morning here on the west coast in the fall – and how life just echos it’s presence inside of the cool white mists!

I am a self employed bookkeeper and have been so for 22 years so now it is time to reinvent myself.  But what do I want to be now?  What can I be now? Actually right now I am just being lazy! It takes work to do all of this and when I am at my computer it is usually for work, but at this moment I am being lazy.

I taught myself how to sew after I finished high school.  It is something that I have turned back to time and time again. And I have learned so much. By leaning to sew, I found the courage to learn to write, to move out of poverty and into comfort.  All because I taught myself to sew.  It is a very long story as I have been on this planet for over 50 years.

I have delved into the dress of old,  how it was made  and how your place in society deemed what you could ware! A lot of old patterns were rectangles and squares put in the right places.  The kimono is one that comes to mind.  Blades and knives were expensive and scissors were for the well off, so the rest made due with what was at hand.

Modern society has made it easy for so many of us.  All of what we need is manufactured someplace, usually cheap, so we as a society are losing the skills necessary to hold on to the basics. Basics like agriculture,  textiles and even labor. Hard work.  It is hard but I also find it rewarding.  A task well done laid out in front of you is about the feeling of accomplishment, the feeling of a job well done.  And it feels good.

So I babble on my days where if I were an employee  I would call in sick – a mental health break.  We all deserve one from time to time. But I am not an employee so no benefit by not being at work.  DSC01065.jpg

The Moon Of Summer

The Moon Of Summer

 

5 thoughts on “Cathy Tremain

  1. Hey there Newbie Spikey!
    (for your info, a Spikey is the term for folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    I wanted to catch up and say “thank you… I really appreciate your ‘follow’ as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.”

    Blogging since June 2013, my aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations, opinions and lighter-hearted stuff thrown in for good measure.

    I normally keep to a couple of posts a day, maybe 3-4 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…

    UNCLE SPIKE

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