Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wrong Era!

I feel as though I was born in the wrong era!
I love my gadgets, think hot water and electricity is the bomb.......
but yearn for a simpler time. I guess we shouldn't say simpler, just more utilitarian than now. It was a hard life but the rewards they reaped were priceless!
I keep trying to re-create what they had and bring it into my tiny little piece of the world!!!!

This is what I worked on today......

They are both for sale on my Mercantile button at the top of this page.
Pattern by Drakestone Primitives, 
but tweaked and changed by Becky@TCN

Prim Blessings to all... From Becky@ The Crow's Nest


  1. They look fabulous! Is that you modeling? You rock the bonnet!

  2. Becky,

    Nothing wrong with wishing for a simpler time. When things were more cordial and polite in the world and things were a little less complicated. And you are right about one thing, when you accomplished things back then, there was a great sense of pride. Today we are in such a hurry we don't take the time to appreciate what we do get accomplished as it's on to the next thing.


  3. I too love the simplicity of long ago. We visited the Amish in Berlin, Ohio last fall, and their lifestyle was so amazing to me. Proves we could do without so many material things. Love the bonnets.

  4. Oh I love these Becky, very nicely done. I'd go for a less complicated world too. As it is now, I just have to tell myself alot to... forgettaboutit! Too stressful so I woodcraft:)

  5. Beautiful bonnets! You've done a wonderful job!

  6. I'm with you Becky, the times may have been harder but they were simpler and the little things meant a lot, unlike these days. Love your bonnets, you look fab in them! I agree with your comment on my post about my shoulder bowls, my favourite is the old, tattered and worn bowl; it may not be worth a dime but I love the history and love inherent in it's chips, flaws and cracks. Deb

  7. Becky, I love those! And AMEN on longing for the simpler times! I think many would like it, but we cannot go back. I too have felt I was born in the wrong era.
    I think you did an excellent job on the bonnets.

  8. Becky, your bonnets came out GREAT!!!!

    I love both of the colors!
    Prim Blessings,

  9. I wish for simpler times too, it seems like we have all of these modern conviences and work harder than ever.
    I love your bonnets and the colors you chose.
    You know I am a bonnet lover. Have a great day. Hugs, Lecia

  10. Becky they are very pretty~ you picked some great fabric for them!
    Simpler time~ yes~ but like you I don't want to go to the creek to wash my clothes LOL!
    I just don't like the hustle bustle~ the kids in every sporting event~ not at home spending time with family~ learning to live life as a family~ My sister has 2 younger children they are never home~ after school it is run~ run~ out to eat~ sports~ until bedtime! It saddens me they never just stay home~ relax & communicate as just the family alone!That sit at the table eat~ talk about the day~ do dishes then play a game, read, watch TV together!
    OH, I am too old fashioned!

  11. Love the bonnets Becky!!! The blue is my fav.
    I'm like you, a hot shower IS the bomb and I truly have NO desire to do with out all of our modern amenities and medicines.
    But I do know what you're saying. Where is all the sit on the porch time? Or the old men playing checkers? Women having quilting bees, or, kids being able to just be kids? Running around and being able to be safe.
    I also YERN for a simpler time.
    I think we have to choose it, to live a little slower and simpler, And then make it happen to the best of our ability.
    We don't always have to go a hundred miles an hour and involve ourselves in everything up to our eyeballs just because we can. (Yeah I know I'm a fine one to talk! Enter my last post! lol) This high tech age we live is wonderful, but fast and complicated and often leaves no time for just enjoying our lives.
    I love our little stone house, and the old farm that we have the blessing of living on. I love living in the country and being able to have 'elbow' room. I enjoy surrounding myself with reminders of those simpler days gone by. And you're right, they had to work dang hard every day just to live, but life wasn't all muddied up then like it is now, and so in that respect it was simpler.
    OK. Enough.
    Thanks you so much for your visits. The scones were good! The grands and I got all sticky!
    I'll be glad to share the recipe. I'll post it next week......cuz I'm too busy now LOL

  12. Love the bonnets Becky. I too long for a simpler life sometimes. And mine is simpler compared to a lot of people. I live in the country, work about three days a month and stay home most of the time. I can't imagine a full time job, kids and all the other stuff that goes with it. I had that busy life and now I am content to stay home and live what some would call a boring life.8-)

  13. I'm right there with you. I made a similar post on my blog as well. lol. I love our gadgets, but sometimes it seems those things that were meant to make our life simpler just seem to clutter it up and make it more difficult! lol. :)