Things aren't looking totally shabby around our garden either...okay, the garden looks pretty shabby, but we are still pulling goodies out of it every day!
We just roasted up three winter squash, and B is getting a batch of collards in the crock pot. It is a regular harvest food festival around our house these past few weeks.
Baby A is eating solid foods now, and it is really excellent that she has started solids at this time of year. We have been baking apples, squash, pumpkins, and turnips, and steaming kale, snap beans, and corn and pureeing all of it in the blender for her baby food. She may someday turn to EZ Cheese and Wonder Bread, but hopefully not if we can teach her to love delicious, fresh food right from the get go.
|Chowing down on some kale oatmeal! Yummy!|
Once I knew the skirt fit well, and that I really liked it with my boots, I decided to sew it up again (neatly!) in a camel wool that I bought at the local thrift shop for $1.50. I used vintage thrifted notions (metal zip $.25, mother of pearl button $.50, lace hem tape $.10), so the whole skirt cost about $2.60 if you include the 25 cent pattern price. I really enjoyed sewing it up. The pattern is great, and the wool, although it has a bit of an animal fur-ish smell, was quite nice to work with also.
|If you don't like my skirt, perhaps you will still like my baby in this bear outfit!|
|If you don't like my baby in this bear outfit, I can't help you. Nobody can.|
I wanted to take a few shots of my new skirt to post on Sew Retro, and it turned out to be a great opportunity to slip in a few family photos.
|I am a lucky, lucky lady.|
Well, that's the news, or lack thereof, around here. I sincerely hope you are enjoying beautiful weather wherever you may be! We are expecting visitors again in the upcoming weeks, and now that the weather has turned nice, we are planning some hikes and day trips. I will post pictures of foliage and fall scenery as I see it!