Yuccccckkkk, I am sooooo ashamed of myself for not posting in over a week! A WHOLE WEEK! Yikes, this is really embarrassing, everyone.
Anyways, the reason I haven't been posting mainly is Sunny's fault (tsk, tsk). Lately she's been hanging out with her friends, having sleepovers, and doing end-of-summer stuff. She apologizes.
So, like I said, I've been raising money for horseback-riding lessons at the barn where my friend Gwen and this girl Rebecca I know ride. I've been doing lots of side jobs such as dog-walking, babysitting, and my most recent job of cleaning out my aunt's attic, which I must say, was a lot of fun.
While I was going through drawers and drawers of family mementos, old photographs, musty clothing, and assorted odds-and-ends that had found their way into Aunt Trish's attic, I was surprised to find a bunch of old hats. I asked my Aunt Trish and she said her grandma used to collect them and that they're from the late 1800's to the early 1950's. I decided to try some of them on.
There were a TON of hats. My favorites were these. They looked so elegant and graceful. I decided to try the floral pink one first. Aunt Trish said that it dated back to the 1880's. As I wore the gorgeous rose hat, I imagined my self as a southern belle growing up on a plantation. I loved the pinks, yellows, and pale greens in the hat.
The next hat I tried on was a burgundy hat with a long trail of crimson, gold, and silver ribbons. It looked like a hat someone might wear in the early 1900's. Maybe a sophisticated debutante? Or a New York socialite? As I tried on the hat, I tried to imagine when and where my great grandma wore each hat she had in her collection.
The last hat I decided to try on was the most modern of the hats in her collection. I decided that it looked a bit like a hat from the 1950's. It reminded me like a hat worn by an ace reporter or crime scene detective. And (of course) I Picniked it with my signature font. :o)
I had such a great time helping my aunt clean out her messy attic. Besides making $20 towards my riding fund, I also enjoyed trying on the different hats and playing pretend. Sorry again about the lack of posts this month. I'll try my best to post more often!