Monday, October 24, 2011
I spent a couple days last week, pulling out fall/ winter clothes. And putting away light breezy summer clothes.. And with that job, came lots of washing and ironing... As I stood at the ironing board, really dreading the big basket of over flowing clothes, I thought about the ladies of old. Many of them, had to go haul in water to wash, and heat a "heavy iron" from the cooking stove , to iron the families clothes. It would be a definite all day job.
Wow.... Now why should I be complaining about my basket of ironing... Not only did I throw them in the washing machine , turn on the button and let them wash "by themselves"... But , I turned on an electric iron, that got hot all by itself.. It is very light weight. So .. I must remind myself.. My overflowing basket, is not so bad after all..
As I thought of my grandparents and their ways... I ironed away, and in no time, my much dreaded ironing basket was EMPTY!!!
Friday, October 21, 2011
trims. And then.. to add to all this , was a yummy chocolate flower and all kinds of flavors of tea. And then, she sent the most treasured gift.... She made me a tissue holder, I will treasure it forever. Now how sweet is that?
Thankyou Rachel.. Your pattern swap package is fantastic and I love, love everything!!!
The pattern is so cute.. I am already planning on using it.. I am hoping it will fit into one of the SW challenges within the next couple weeks.
Monday, October 17, 2011
When we built our house , I planted this holly bush. I wanted to have one, so that when Christmas came, I would have the beautiful greenery & berries to decorate with. When I see the berries starting to turn red, I know that winter & Christmas are not far away..
Fresh turnip and mustard greens... Second crop of yellow squash [and yes...his wife told him, "it is too
late in the year, you can't raise another crop of squash".. eeeh.. I was wrong!! But he will never know that, I remember saying such a thing, haha.
And he bought some baby chickens in the spring , and they are now laying.. We get 7 eggs a day..
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Butterick pattern # 5030
I finshed my first dress for the challenges.It is a fall dress with 3/4 length sleeves. My inspiration for this wrap dress is Olivia Walton on the Walton shows. She wears alot of wrap dresses. And I love her style.
This dress is so comfortable and easy to wear.
Mary Christmas [my dress form] was eager to model it for me.. Soon, I will share a picture of me wearing it.
Friday, October 14, 2011
honored to have this beautiful hand made item. A wonderful crafter made this,
with her own two hands and gave it to me.. It is beautiful and so well done.
Thankyou my friend Cathe.
was to change. I have been watching catalogues for sweaters/cardigans to wear with my dresses.
The lady working in the store ,told me to come and look at this rack, her friend had just brought
this stuff in to sale And there was 4 sweaters/cardigans. I was thrilled.
If you remember , on my mood board, was the prettiest cream sweater with red flowers monogrammed
on it. One of the sweaters, I bought, looks alot like that one.. It has blue and pink flowers instead of red.
The bronze color sweater matches my fall dress that I am doing for the plain pattern challenge / fall challenge on Sew weekly..
I left the thrift store , with 4 beautiful sweaters for only $6.00. Happy ,Happy, Happy!!!
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Thankyou Cathe, for a very special birthday..
Saturday, October 8, 2011
The girls enjoyed a weekend visit with us .