Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pretty Linen

A lovely blue on white stitched table cloth.  For just $3 at the Goodwill - such happiness money can buy ; )

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Free Range

Now that the vegetable garden is done for the season, the hens are allowed to free range.
This little boy is observing the eating habits of chickens.
They're such fat, fluffy little hens!
Chicken love.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sunflower Soap

This soap is so creamy and smells lovely!  Now, washing my face is the favorite part of my morning routine.

Pot - pourri

Orange, water, and mulling spices in a pot.  Low heat on the stove.  A warm, spicy-citrus scent for the home.  Whenever someone comes in from outside they can't help but say, "Mmmm," as they take a deep breath. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Stream

 A little bike ride to the stream for an hour of reading to the boys while they play with leaves in the water.  The streams at it's lowest this time of year and it's fun to watch the leaves wind their way through the rocks.

 I'm reading them the The Tale of Despereaux.  They love it and I'm enjoying reading it to them : )

Lost Kitten

A sad tale of a little black cat:

He was all black with big golden-yellow eyes.
We named him Blackie.  
He was so small, so thin, so hungry.
We set out some food and water.
We made him a nice bed in a wooden crate outside the back door.
He took up residence and enjoyed hunting the mice in the back yard.
Then, a couple of months after making our acquaintance, he died in his sleep.
A peaceful way to go.

It was nice to know you while you were here, Blackie.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cut and Dry

Cut the hydrangeas to dry.  Blushing prettily ; )

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Easy Wrap Skirt

I found this fabric at the pay-by-the-pound and loved the print.  One end of the piece was badly faded, so I thought a wrap skirt would be the thing to make and hide the faded end underneath.
I cut the waist band off of the top salvage edge.  I made darts around the "top" of the fabric to bring it in and give it shaping for the waist.  I sewed on the waist band.  Done!  Easiest skirt ever!  I left the salvage edge for the hem since is was a boarder print, and the perfect length anyway. 

It wraps around 2 times and then just ties at the top.  The fabric is a nice medium weight cotton.  I love the colors: cream, brick red, and blue-green.  Perfect for Autumn!

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