Saturday, October 31, 2009
We then went to the West End parade, which is always very cool. The puppets and stilt walkers really make it magical with the bass drums beating the whole time. Eliot was enamored and kept saying how he loved the parade and asking are we really in it mama? We managed to bypass all actual trick or treating, he got one treat and was pleased as punch. I'll post more pictures of the costumes etc. Monday or Tuesday.
I finished up a couple of projects today, too. These green pants have been a challenge since cutting them out. For some reason they fought me. The first pair went so much smoother. I blame it on operator error and poor choice of materials. I'm pretty sure they are backwards, but I am not telling Eliot that.
I also finished Eliot and Kevin's winter hats. Here is Eliot's with the snowman applique. Kevin's is design-less at this point. Until I feel inspired, I am calling it done. I am going to scan the pattern for the hat and the mittens (adult size) at work next week and try to figure out if I can post pdf's from blogger. I just size it down for Eliot, or in this case, I cut off half of one of the curved sections. It makes it a little pointier but with any sewing knowledge at all that could be avoided.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
And I finished the G with grapes.
Friday, October 23, 2009
First some pictures of the perfect-for-me swap items I received from Rachel over at Memories of Mine to Thine.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Once I get Internet back at home I will post more pictures of our weekends and photo shoots. I started working again on the alphabet quilt I started about a year ago. I finished F last night. Off to work!
A picture of Lucy (as she is now named) with one of the sweaters my friend made for her!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
This is a sneak peek for my blog partner over at the Vintage Swap I joined. I took some better pictures of the things she sent me and the things I am sending when I realized I didn't have a CF card in my camera. One of those weeks. But..I really enjoyed what she sent and I will 'show' you later. These are going out tomorrow if all goes as planned.
Birthday boy in action. A little preppy with the duds I picked up for him at goodwill the other day. Poor kid has Fifth's disease right now. It is a rash/fever/blah combo. I think I have it in the adult form which is sore joints. Kevin thinks I am creating symptoms. So much for nursing school ; ).
Apple picking was fun. I am in the process of making a pie right now.
Monday, October 12, 2009
We went apple picking over the weekend, too. I have pictures but blogger is being painfully slow so I will have to share them another day. This evening I also dug out some old shrunken wool sweaters to make some new hats for the family. The worst part of it is I know I have another box of wool sweaters somewhere and I can't for the life of me figure out where it is. Of course, then I started thinking about all of the other things I can't find... Can I have 'senior moments' at nearly 32?
Friday, October 09, 2009
we took a walk at the beach where kevin and i got married and saw another couple having their pictures taken in their wedding clothes. it was hard not to sneak up and take my own! so, i distracted myself with the beach fall colors. i have been interested in color shifts in nature lately.
dug up this old relic. a piece of a photo project i did at the end of my college years. i think it was the beginning of my fabric interest.
and we have a multitude of pears falling from the tree in our yard. it would be great if we didn't have lead in the soil!
lastly i want to mention and urge you to check out my friend Heather's new blog http://thecooksnextdoor.wordpress.com/ it is all about family friendly food.
Friday, October 02, 2009
Michelle at living slowly! Congratulations.
Email me with your address and I will get this package to you soon.
Thank you, everyone, who left comments. It has been fun to look through new blogs and meet people that are living so similar and yet so different lives. Hopefully I, or someone else here, will find another vintage stash and share the love, too.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
I found a maple leaf and tried it out. I used tempera paint. I experimented with both sides of the leaf and different weights of paint. I found that a light touch on the paint on the raised side of the leaf worked the best for the image I was going for (upper left in this picture). I started out using a burnishing tool (back of a wooden spoon) but lighter pressure with my fingers brought out more detail. Now that I have experimented it I think I will go and find some nice rice paper or water color paper and get Eliot in on it.
More Oliver and S Sandbox pants I am working on, too. I made these from an old pair of pants that are a tad too big for me. I think we will be prepared this weekend if it rains.