October 23, 2012

Easy Fall Decor

 Most of you probably have beautiful fall decorations to celebrate the season. In our house, things are still looking "summer-ish." I am on the hunt for a nice garland for the fireplace, and a berry wreath for the door. I'd like to recover our couch pillows in a fabric that works for fall and Christmas. Until then, I hang cut-outs of owls and pumpkins.

 We are still trying to get our pumpkins. I staged these pictures, although the pumpkin patch was closed. Just in case we get rained out and have to buy ours at a grocery store, we can pretend we went. Next year
I plan to have my own pumpkin garden, now that I have space for them.

October 16, 2012

Fall Legwarmers

 We are adjusting our daily routine to homeschooling. While we practice our letters and numbers, I manage to knit a few rows onto the legwarmers I am making for the girls. That's one of the things I love most about knitting. I can take it anywhere with me and feel like I am getting something accomplished.

October 9, 2012

  It looks like our long stroke of sun is almost at its end. We have been outside trying to finish some projects we started over the summer. As always, there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day.

Transplant Mums

Put up Fence and Clothesline

Plant Cyclamen under Rhododendrons

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Building our Tree-house
  I'm not sure we're ready for rain yet. But my sewing machine is missing me, I think, and it will take a change in weather to force me indoors and back sewing. I'm planning some fall skirts, tunics, and things for the baby.

October 2, 2012

Baby Long Long


As the title of this post suggests, I am pregnant with Baby #4! I'm still in the feeling icky stage, which explains why I have not been around as much lately. Still here, but only in survival mode on my best days. The baby is  due in May, which means our first spring baby. I'm excited to be able to enjoy those first months outdoors without having to bundle up first.

 I had to pull out my baby band to hold up my jeans today. I don't remember ever showing this much this early on. It's motivating me to either find some cute maternity clothes or design some fast. If you live in the Vancouver/ Portland area and know of any good consignment shops, please let me know.