Looking back on the last month is always fun, so looking back on two months should be double the fun, double the pleasure. If only…
- If only I had all my stuff together
- If only all my projects were finished
- If only there was unmitigated progress in all directions.
Someday all will be perfect, for now you just have to settle for me.
So let’s see what happened in September. Baby Girl was home for a minute before heading back to school. (OK, maybe it was eight days, but it only felt like a minute, because I’m her mother, and I miss her.) And then me and the MR took Papa Willy to Australia for a couple weeks of adventures.
Meanwhile back on the blog, which sometimes feels like a parallel universe, we talked about decks (1), and pillows (2a, 2b), and stormy skies (3). We bought flowers from our local farmer (4), changed plans to fit the yarn (5), bought more pillows (6), bought bulbs for more flowers (7) and baskets for organization (8). Then we wrapped it all up with a little charity knitting (9).
1. Summer of the Deck
2a. Pillow Talk
2b. Pillow Talk
3. Strange Days Indeed
4. Loving My Local Farmer
5. The Right Fit
6. If Feels Like Fall
7. Planning Ahead
8. Taking It Up a Notch
9. Giving Back
Now in updates, the texture is on the box, but the deck still has some issues. I like the pillows I made, but those pillows I promised Sweet Miss in the comments are still on hold. Our smoky skies have cleared, but storms and fires are constantly in the news.
The daffodil bulbs are still in the garage, I did get a lot of use out of my new brightly colored scarf while on vacation, but the sewing room is still needs a lot of organization even with pretty baskets. I finished a bunch of hats and two sleeping mats in my charity knitting. As for my fall tree pillow. I love it, but with silly Cocoa shedding constantly, I’m not going to buy anymore white pillows.
Now for October. We arrived home safe and sound and exhausted. And you may have noticed, I haven’t been posting quite on schedule. But I’ve hosted brunches, went away for the weekend with family, lunched with friends, and visited my sweet girls.
Sometimes you all just have to settle for second place. So this month around here, we’ve talked tennies (1), cowehide coasters and Mayan stones (2), plus I shared with you an unmade bed (3), and yes it’s still unmade.
Things that Make You Smile was one my most popular posts ever, and my painting from our aboriginal art lesson (4) makes me smile. I remember our trip, and the lesson, and the kind people we traveled with, and me and the MR’s story. When fall rolls around (5), I bring out the wool blanket the MR brought me back from Iceland, and I unpack the ghost candleholder I won at bunko night ages ago. It’s memories, and good times, and love.
4. Our Dot-Dot Story
2. Giving In to Quirky
1. A Little Off My Game
5. Those Fall Touches
3. Big Plans
I was happy to help my girls start on their own collection of memories with some Halloween decorations. Sweet Miss wanted some for her classroom and I thought both of them needed Sugar Skull Garlands (a free pattern from Red Heart Sugar Skull Garland).
To be fair, Sweet Miss was ready for picture day with her class at work, and Baby Girl had just rolled out of bed. I think they’re both beautiful inside and out.
Hope fall is treating you well.