Lucy

She came into our lives, December 2007, and found her forever home with Ted and I after two previous attempts at adoption.  She was only with us for a short time, but hopefully she knew happiness and love while in our home.  She crossed the Rainbow Bridge, August 2014.  We miss you, Lucy.

December 2008

December 2008

Cannon Mill

Kannapolis, NC. Built:1887, demolished in 2006.

Ted and I were visiting a friend of his in Kannapolis, NC, several years ago and knowing there was a textile mill in the area, I brought the camera. We followed sign after sign directing us to Cannon Mill, and after some searching, we found it. Or rather what was left of it.

Cannon Mill, August 2006,

These two pictures were all that we could take of what remained of the old mill.  The North Carolina Research Campus has since been built on the mill site.

Cannon Mill, Kannnapolis, NC, August 2006Tp

To see more of the Cannon Mill and its demolition, I heartily recommend visiting Chad Mitchell Photography.  Click on Gallery and scroll down to Fieldcrest Cannon.

Hello world!

Loray Mills EntranceIf you’ve come to this page, you’re obviously checking out to see who I am, so let me satisfy your curiosity.  To begin with, I’m on of those unusual critters referred to as a native Floridian.  I’ve lived on both the west and east coast of the Sunshine State and hadn’t considered living anywhere else until I met my significant other, Ted.  Currently, we’re living in Fort Mill, South Carolina, a nice little burg just south of the lovely city of Charlotte.

Ted and I knew each other in passing through various fandoms, starting with Elfquest, the SCA and then through anime.  We married in 1987.  We share the house with three cats, Harley, Gracie and Lucy, collectively referred to as ‘the girls’.

Professionally, I’ve been a counter attendant at a movie theater, a cashier for a grocery story, worked in data entry, generated assembly instructions for baby clothing at a textile mill, and worked as a Radiology transcriptionist for several hospitals.

My hobbies and interests tend to be varied.  I’ve been working in counted cross stitch since I was 14.  Writing is another pleasure of mine, starting with fan fiction and then moving on to my own original stories, and have been published in various zines, books and online.  During the past few years I’ve become intrigued by two things: architecture and photography, and that branched off to photographing old textile mills.  It’s because of this interest that I’ve put together this blog, to share my passion for these old buildings, hence the name Textile Corridor.  The area we live in was one of the hubs of the textile industry.

In the following posts, I’ll share the mills I’ve visited and photographed, as well as some of their history.  Have to warn you, though – I may divert to another subject that comes to mind like books, movies or cats so you have been warned…  Hope you enjoy!