Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween

Gigi as a Pirate Ballerina
Blossom as Bat Girl

the carved pumpkin

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Autumn Garden Blossoms

Garden chores have been to get the old plants cut back for the winter.  There are still plenty of lovely blooms on these three plants. 
rain lilies

Next chore will be to plant the bulbs and get it all mulched.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fairy Garden for Halloween

The latest version of a fall fairy garden.  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A New, But Old Quilt

I found a vintage treasure at a cute little resale shop in New London, Wisconsin.

I got it home and admired it for a few days.  While doing this I considered the options of laundering it.  I ended up in favor of a trip through the wash cycle with some Orvus soap.  I felt glad for washing it, because I saw how dingy the water was when I looked in the machine part way into the wash cycle.  Yuck!

I let it dry naturally out on the lawn.  Noticed some pilling that makes me think it has a wool batting in it.  Which I'm a great fan.  Wool is so light weight, but incredibly warm.  The fibers brushed right off.    Luckily, there was only one small area of the binding that came undone.  I quickly sewed it up and it's been on our bed as a coverlet for over a month.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pumpkin Stack

Just a little collection of some mini pumpkins...

One is wool, several are velvet, a couple are natural and one is ceramic.