I ran out for coffee yesterday evening while the first frontal system of fall was rolling through. I saw the slight blush of sunset begin to color a little patch of undulatus asperatus, and decided to take a detour up the next hill over to watch the show. I’m glad I did.
The long season of stormy weather is on it’s way.. I think I’ll have to plan a trip to the coast again soon.
Been sewing up a storm here lately! I made this grey-violet chemise out of some crinkle gauze. I put my favorite muttonchop sleeves on it too.
I’m getting ready for some marathon sewing soon, as well… I’m finally going to be adding skirts and dresses to my shop. I’m working on the first samples now! I’ve already had my tags printed… now to make the merchandise!
The hubby and I went camping at a fairly touristy place with the inlaws, and managed to escape for an afternoon to head up to Olallie Lake. Due to the hastiness in our departure, all I had was my cell phone camera - but the silence and simplicity were a balm for frayed nerves for sure.
Finished a very petite little ring today. It has five 2mm purple CZs tube-set into a fan on the top. As much as I love over-the-top gigantic jewelry, I can’t stay away from teeny stones and careful work.
Finally got over a rather nasty bout of illness, and immediately wanted to sew. I’d really like a new dress to wear to the Ren Faire this weekend - so I raided my batik stash! Nothing like wearing a rainbow to kick the last of the crud.
I’m also getting back to working out some pattern ideas I’d worked out for some dresses and skirts that I’ll be selling at the Holiday Marketplace this year. Lots to do!
Don’t think I ever posted these little fuzzballs!
I painted this when I was 16. I put it in an art show and never saw it again. :( I’m pretty sure I painted from a picture on a kitten calendar. If I remember correctly it was the first time I ever used a fan brush.
It’s pear canning time again!
A friend has an enormous old Bartlett pear tree in his yard that, in a good year, easily puts out over a ton of fruit. We’ve only now just about gone through the pears from 2012, so today we picked another few years’ worth! Cleaned up several dozen jars, bought 20 pounds of sugar and some other ingredients for this year’s pearpalooza. Looking forward to getting the pantry stuffed full again!
Had quite the backyard haul today. There are about ten more baby zucchini on the way, and at least another dozen jalapenos that I could have picked. I’ll have to decide what I want to do with them first!
I now have enough Roma tomatoes for a batch of pizza sauce - so I will be making that this weekend. Huzzah!
When life gives you lemons, it is said, make lemonade. But I prefer to add a bunch of oranges and make marmalade instead! Marmalade is my absolute favorite fruity concoction, and I’ll be making some baguettes today to enjoy this in style. I picked up some local blueberry honey, too - that should pair well! Hopefully my husband will not be too surprised to find that I also added habanero peppers to the marmalade.
And, gratuitous cat picture, because with the hibiscus in bloom outside he looks very picturesque.
oh my god that looks so good ;__; I want you to send me some XD
It is unbelievably delicious. I will absolutely send you some, and perhaps a sampling of the several varieties of berry jams and jellies from my yard. Best peanut butter jelly sandwiches ever. ;-)