Dress ~ Garment Leather Steampunk Gaiters, with Antique Brass Hardware, 12/16

These by VampieOodles selling on Etsy.

 I’m a happy customer!

img_4463-cr2First to Kelly and VampieOodles for a first-rate quality product and for getting it to me so quickly. Kelly gave me a heads-up December 9th that she had a pair black Garment Leather Steampunk Gaiters, with Antique Brass Hardware available, if I was “still” interested. We exchange many conversations about the product earlier, beginning November 26th. She was quite helpful.

I ordered the same day I received the heads-up. She shipped them the next day 12/10 and I received them 12/12 via USPS.

img_4460-cr2The VanpieOodle photographs I saw [not that they are bad pictures] did not show the true quality of the gaiters. The workmanship is superb. The stitching has to be the best I have seen. Pictures cannot show how supple the leather is, nor how sweet it smells. I like the leather so much that I want to buy something else, NOW! The antique brass hardware sets them off as you may see in my photographs. The placement looks perfect as if they were put there by a machine. Hey, I like them!

Yes, I verbally conveyed my observations and appreciation to Kelly. Job well done.

Although purchased for a Victorian Era Costume, I want to wear them frequently and have several times since receiving them.

I found the top of my boots would not fit beneath the gaiters and purchased shoes that best fit them. I am okay with that.

If you are considering buying a pair, do not hesitate. You will not regret your decision. I certainly do not.

Best to Kelly and VampieOodles and thank you for a product I will enjoy for many years.

Warm regards,


Photography ~ A case [by Nanuk] for my DJI Osmo Mobile, 10/07

It arrived today.

Now, with a secure way to store and transport the Osmo. I was so impressed with the Nanuk 910 Case for my gimbal that I had to have one. The Amazon.com price is reasonable.


Protection ~ iPhone 7 Plus–BodyGuardz, 09/12

I know what works!

Having used a BodyGuardz Case for my iPhone 6S Plus and have dropped it a few time, with no apparent damage, it was a no-brainer to buy the same type protection for my iPhone 7 Plus. This time, I also purchased protection for my screen–a Pure 2 Premium Glass Screen Protector. Yes, I have a small scratch on my 6S+. Ordered 09/08 and received today.



Photography ~ Photographic Gear [Amazon.com], 06/13

Given 3 computer calls, I can get a few item I need and not upset my budget.

I hope to use 4 of these [1-3 & 6] for the Photo-a-Day Collision Prompt.

June Photo Gear

Delivery by USPS

Flickr Photo Album

Transportation ~ 2016 Ford Transit Connect LWB XLT, Update, 05/11

I hope to receive this vehicle sometime in July.

My Transit Connect Options (From the Window Sticker):

  • 16″ Alloy Wheels
  • 6-Way Manual Driver Seat and 4-Way Manual Passenger OnFold
  • Auto headlamps/Auto Wipers
  • Cornering Fog Lamps
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Dual zone Front Auto Temp Control
  • Electric Rear Window Defroster
  • Fixed Rear Glass
  • Flexible Fuel
  • Front and Rear Sensing System
  • Front and Rear Splash Guards Flexible Fuel
  • Front Vinyl Floor Cover
  • MyFord Touch® w/ Rear View Camera
  • Perimeter Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Quickclear Electric Windshield Defrost
  • Rear Cargo Area Light–LED

Transportation ~ 2016 Ford Transit Connect LWB XLT, Update, 05/07


I can now see my van’s window sticker. I want to know when to expect it. I have not found the answer to that question. Five months from the order date is 07/01. I hope to get an answer this month.

Want to Buy: Cruzbike Vendetta, my dream bike

First, it was the Silvio and then the Vendetta. I loved it from the moment I saw it as Maria Parker rode her record breaking ride. I will invest the proceeds from the sale of Silk and tail fairing into my dream bike. If I do this as I want, it will be with the carbon fiber wheel.