10.31.2011

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

...walking in a winter (um, Halloween?) wonderland...

10.30.11 snow

I never thought I'd be posting that I shoveled snow the day before Halloween but this is what my house looked like on Sunday morning. About 7 inches when all was said and done. It did warm up later and most of it melted, but it's freezing cold this morning and very icy in places. I hope this isn't a sign of the kind of winter we're going to have!

Bella had a very surprised look on her face :)

Bella in the snow

10.11.2011

heavenly blue

morning glory

The title of this post is also the variety of morning glory this is. The color is really a bit deeper and prettier—hard to capture digitally. And it only appears for one day; on the second they turn purple (see that shriveled up flower at the top left of the picture). I planted these in June and they're just starting to come into full flower now. In October, and after we've had frost two mornings in a row. Go figure.

10.08.2011

eat your veggies

vintage veggies

Don't you just love this fabric? I spotted it on eBay and thought it would be perfect for the pot holders I seem to be making a lot of these days. The color palate is pretty simple—just yellow, white, red, and green on black—but it has a surprising variety of vegetables. Yellow squash, tomatoes, green peppers, corn, radishes, beets, peas, and even artichokes. That's a vegetable you don't see much on fabric!

This fabric wasn't cheap, but it's so cute and also 2 yards in length. It's hard to find yardage in vintage fabrics and I wasn't going to pass it up.