So that little adventure I told you about? I finally got around to uploading the pictures! Remember, these birds really are as close as you think they are! The one chickadee almost landed on my head!
*sigh* It’s almost November. While I am excited for the holidays, I am not excited for the big bad S word and cold that hits Michigan around this time. There was already a little icy slush this morning which made me want to cry. The wind has been awful here, and I pray that those on the east coast are safe, warm, and dry.
Today I should be making cards and purses for the craft show this weekend, but with Halloween looming over me, I don’t want to do anything but play video games. =P Since I’m being a slacker, I’ll post a few pictures I’ve taken lately.
Yeah, that’s my car in the background. This is our little ornamental tree in front of the condo.
clouds through the dying grasses
railroad tracks in downtown Howell
leaves under the cemetery fence
Trees outside the cemetery
Thanks for wandering by! Hopefully I really will get some work done and take pictures. Tomorrow is the big Trunk n Treat at Fowlerville United Brethren Church. If the weather holds, it will be our biggest turn out yet, we were able to send home 2000 flyers with elementary students!! Praise God for the schools letting us! If you live in the Livingston County, Michigan area, we’ll be at FUB from 6-8pm, passing out candy from trunks (at least 40 trunks!) playing games inside, and feeding everyone free food!
I swear I’m alive, I just hit a busier than busy couple of weeks and feel guilty about neglecting my blogs. To catch you up, I’ll post some pictures =)
Picture of a quilt I’m making for a friend. I’m doing long wavy lines for the quilting.
These fabrics are going to become a fall table runner.
Sunrise lit clouds I caught the other morning. I looked out my window and everything was PINK!
The Venue: I’m surprised you can’t tell it’s raining in this picture- I took family portraits here for a new facebook friend.
I have so much going on, I feel like I’m running in a million different directions! I’m going to be the Mad Hatter for Halloween, and I’m going to buy pieces and make pieces of it. Today and tomorrow is a costume drop n swap at my church, and then next week is my last week as graphic designer for a local newspaper. After that I’ll just be cleaning for a friend’s company, and doing Close To My Heart.
I can’t believe we’re already into the second week of October. I also can’t believe how the weather swung on us! There was no mercy, we went from 80 degrees to 50-60 degrees in under a day! Michigan can be a cruel mistress, good thing it’s beautiful here!
In my effort to enjoy fall more, I’ve taken a few more pictures to share. And some of them, aren’t very fall like yet! The trees are starting to get the picture…
This picture was interesting to take, I am perched on the tree’s roots, almost hanging out over the water.
I had to climb down this little but steep slope to get this shot. You can’t tell, but this slop is taller than me and I have an $800 camera around my neck- talk about nerve wracking!
The weather is amazing right now! It is hovering between 60 and 70 degrees (F) here in Howell, Michigan, and I couldn’t be happier. We are a little bit babyish when it comes to temps above 85, so this summer has been a bit like torture here. Our electric bills have been through the roof.
This is double edged for me though, I love fall, but I hate winter. I end up not enjoying fall because I spend too much time dreading winter. How silly is that? I kept thinking that I hated everything but Spring and Summer, but then I realized how much I love fall, I just hate what comes after it. I am so sorry my dear Fall, for hating on you for no reason!
Anyway, I’ve been busy! I have a hard time sticking with one hobby, so I’ve been sewing, crocheting, and pretty soon I’ll start getting Christmas cards made, so they’re done and out of the way before the Holiday mayhem starts. Here are some of my latest projects:
This is a little red hoodie I made for Mei from an old t-shirt. It was very easy! Sorry about her messy hair, I’ve since fixed it. =) Mei is my ball jointed doll by ResinSoul.
A happy little doll hat I crocheted, for sale on my Etsy. Will fit BJD between 25 and 42 cm tall dolls. I can make other sizes upon request.
I’ve been working some more on this chevron quilt, but haven’t taken any pictures of it lately, sorry!
I’ve taken to wandering around with my camera, early Fall cloud pictures are the best!
I also have some family portraits that I took for a friend that I need to edit and get onto a disc for her pronto!
Too bad I don’t have any windows big enough… They’re tall, but not wide. Great idea though!
Here is the beginning of my Dresden Plate quilt, I’ve cut reds, pinks, and will be cutting browns. I’m trying to decide if I want a cream or peach to be the background.
My dear friend Sam over at www.meeshisense.com, pointed out a great thing to me. http://www.aday.org/
On May 15, 2012, take pictures of your daily life, and after, post them to aday.org. People from all over will be doing the same, and together, we can photograph the entire world in a day. How cool is that?
For now, you can go sign up and create a profile, and then on or after May 15 share your photos.