Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

My younger siblings are going trick or treating for the first time this year! I only got to go once when I was four. Halloween was considered unabashedly demonic when I was growing up. We would go to the church's Hallelujah Day party, or the Harvest Festival, or whatever it was called that year.
This year I am again going to a friend's house to help pass out candy. Last year we had about 375 kids come.
Stay safe and warm!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Something Old, Something New

My favorite pair of brown corduroy pants were too worn out to be pants anymore. Holes were developing, and the wale had rubbed away in several places.
But it they weren't too worn out to be a skirt!

It took me a couple of tries to put the pieces together in a way that wasn't obvious that the now skirt was once a upon a time a pair of pants. However, I wasn't paying attention and cut off part of the back pockets.

I found a couple pairs of jeans at the dump, and I made this skirt for my sister:

The jeans came with purple marker stains, but I'm going to put an applique over them.

"Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without".
It astonishes me what people throw out!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Looks Like Winter's Here to Stay...

Though the sun is out with full force right now! It's about 40F, and the eves are dripping.
I took these photos yesterday. I'm not quite used to it being winter yet. But I already have my lobens (winter boots) and my parka out. My summer clothes and shoes are almost put away for the next six months or so. Winter up here lasts for about that long. I call the seasons winter and not winter.

I have gotten a few more things up on my Etsy shop. I hope to put more up soon! I have told myself that I must put all the items that I have photographs for up before I make any plans for bizaars.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

First Snow

It snowed last night; first time this fall. It's strange waking up to a suddenly changed landscape. I think I want to move in with my friend who lives in Florida. I can't face summer being gone just yet.

Monday, October 10, 2011

No Snow Yet...

It still hasn't snowed. But I'm not complaining! These past few days have been gorgeous. It had rained and frozen on Friday night, but Saturday was clear and almost sixty degrees. It feels like September, though all the trees' leaves are gone.
The goats unfortunately have been wrecking my unprotected greens. They are also the only green things around anymore. But I harvested most of the rest of the garden on Saturday, except for some carrots. It will have to be snowing before I take those in. The plot and beds look lonesome. But this is their time to rest, and mine too.