Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I'm finished, almost...

On Saturday night I finished the September month of softies doll. Hurray! I still had to finish her apron. What is a baker's daughter without an apron. I also let my daughter play with the doll. She was much loved, to the point that I don't know how long the doll will hold up. She has been named Rebecca. I hope to get her picture posted in the next couple of days.

I went to the Washington Arboretum on Saturday and bought bulbs galore.
They were half off. I left with two medium bags full. I can't wait for
spring to come!

Fiona and I hit a pumpkin patch on Sunday morning. It was just the right size. Not too big for a preschooler to get tired of walking around in and not too small that we might as well have gone to the store. They also had some hay bale mazes and a bean pole maze that Fiona thought were fun. One of the pumpkins is covered with lumps that look kind of like peanut shells, it definitely has the creepy Halloween vibe going. We bought an entire wheelbarrow full of assorted pumpkins. It may be a bit over the top, but I'm really in the mood for Halloween this year.

I was brave yesterday and learned how to thread my late grandmother's Pfaff 130. I was able to sew about six inches and then it conked out. I called a repairman. He will be coming to the house on Saturday. I have never used a sewing machine in my life, so this is going to be quite an adventure.


Marieke said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog and mentioning me here as an inspiring blog.

It's nice to hear you are getting inspired to be crafty. Especially because it's a nice way to keep your ease in a world that seems to run faster every day.

It's also great to make things for your kids because those are the ones they will be treasured and give most comfort now and in future .

So I hope the repairman will be able to rescue you machine and lots of beautiful crafts will come from it :)

telfair said...

Good luck with the sewing machine...I've never used one, either, but I'd love to get one and take some classes.

Laughed pretty hard about the bead in the nose incident, BTW, remembering that I did something similar as a child...I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time, but hopefully you guys will laugh about it someday. And thanks for the tip -- I'll keep it in my back pocket for future reference!