It’s been a long week or two around here but the air is starting to clear. We got into this vicious cycle of fixing one thing and as a result having two other things break, you know those cycles. For instance take the car in for an oil change and find out it needs a full day of servicing. Make pear cider for the enjoyment of all, only to see that half of it explodes all over your garage covering all your belongings in a thin coat of sugary stickiness (can’t wait to see the ant infiltration after this!). Indulge in having some new flooring installed only to realize the reality of having to shorten all the doors and cut/paint/install all new baseboard. Light bulbs keep burning out. One kid got strep. You know the drill.
But at least there is seeing your little ones learn how to fish.
And walks in a fall vineyard.
And foggy concerts in Golden Gate Park.
Hope all is well functioning in your world!
If any of you follow elsie marley, you’ll know that this week is her Kid’s Clothes Week Challenge. I’ve never participated before, not because I don’t sew, but because I’ve never gotten myself organized enough to do it. I did manage to fit two hours into this week of sew time, but being that I’ve got my hands in so many other projects, sewing is slow around here. So I thought I’d show you what I’ve made this quarter. And really, it’s just plain cheating as two items are knitted and one my mom sewed.
Early in summer our little girl started to ambulate in a most amusing manner, she began to scoot on her rear. Very funny to watch, but not so easy on her light pink pant bottoms. A new pair of darker pants were needed to hide my lackadaisical mopping tendencies.
I used an old shirt of Scott’s for these with a little decoration inspired by Alabama Chanin.
Next up, I finished this little cardigan for her and asked my mom to sew up this Oliver + S Birthday Party Dress to match. So cute! And what a masterful job my mom did, as always. There are so many pieces to this little dress, I cannot believe the detail work.
And this is what I turned out this week in my two hours. Another little play outfit from some of my old t-shirts.
I even managed to finish this sweater for myself. Sorry for the crummy photo, I’m still trying to figure out self portraits. As you can see, I have a lot to learn still. This is my very favorite sweater that I’ve made to date. Details on ravelry.
And thanks to those who clued us into the fact that that Sulfur Shelf mushroom I showed last week was edible! We sauteed it up and ate only a few pieces (to make sure we didn’t get sick from it) and then read that if you find them growing on eucalyptus trees you shouldn’t eat them. Hmmm, that’s exactly where we found it. However it didn’t make us sick. Not sure if we should continue to eat them or avoid them, any advice?
Were any of you able to get some kids clothing sewn this week?
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Autumn, my very favorite time of year!
(my two begonias, which I’ve had for about 9 years now, gifted from friends and family)
(the walnuts are starting to fall on our newly mulched paths / standing amongst the eucalytus bark)
(bizarre looking fungus that appeared in the first rain)
(the seedlings are in the ground)
Wishing you all a warm cozy start to autumn!