Saturday, October 7, 2017

A Little Nature-y

The beetles feasted on our outdoor roses, but the grocery store roses are beetle free.  Yay!  Aren't they hearty?
 Below we have dust, pollen, bugs, AND that lovely Target garland!  I think it's so gorgeous!
 I have no finish for the weekend.  I have MANY yarn messes on the go. 

 Brad's been wood burning on spoons.  Aw! 
 Tiger face
 Cutie bug face

 Plum and I drove downtown to Fancy Tiger Crafts.  I had read a lot about this place on Instagram but it is a TREAT of a store.  They stock the loveliest dressmaker fabrics!  

Have you heard of 100 Acts of Sewing?  Sonya Phillip is an artist who believes in dressing in your own "uniform" and she makes easy patterns.  I had to buy a few.  You can take one of her classes (I think it's called Handmade Wardrobe Chronicles) on Creative bug.  It is a very good class (the top #1 which is  pullover blouse).  As soon as I can get my sewing moved to the basement I shall begin my uniform sewing. 

You know how you read all about a person or an idea and then you forget where you first discovered this "new something"?  I THINK I first saw Sonya's stuff on masondixonknitting.  I think the idea is to make all your own clothes!  A very tall order, I know, but very fun to dream about.  Use the # handmadewardrobechronicles #100actsofsewing and #sonyaphillip on Instagram if you'd like to explore further.  

 Silver Paws spends all morning trapping Bill and I with his boneless relaxing on our laps.

Fall is looking incredibly gorgeous all at once.  I drove into Denver (not that far, really) three times this week and the trees on almost every street are stunning.  The leaves are falling.  
 Clara and Millie Rose were chasing the butterflies on Wednesday.  My sister saw the butterfly migration in Colorado on her phone's weather app and asked if it was really true.  YES!  On Wednesday of this week there were millions!  So here's my childish nature journal post. 
 I had another birthday lunch with one of my best buddies and she gave me a huge balloon.  I gave it to James.  
 Christie got her hair cut.  Isn't she gorgeous?  
 This morning Noah napped while I watched the news.
 "Go ahead.  Pet me.  You know you want to."
 It's Halloween candy time at the grocery.  Yum.

 The nasturtiums are so light-filled.  I am sorry I keep taking so many photos of them.  By the way, I am about ready to take down my garden flags.  The squirrels are sharpening their teeth on them and they keep falling.   

 Can you spot a few butterflies?

 Our weather is turning colder for a day (so funny, this Colorado weather) coming up on Monday.  The temps will dip to 34 degrees and we'll have snow so all the lovely flowers will probably give up the ghost.  

Here are some lovely nature journal posts:
Marcie and more Marcie
Heather of Blackberry Rambles (she actually teaches nature journal classes for children!)
Jody and another Jody post
I'm sorry that I've been loosey goosey with the nature journal posting.  I'm not one to stick with just one bloggy topic, as you well know.
As I read them, I will post them but I can't say they'll be on a certain day. They may taper off come November.  We'll see.
Thank you for coming by, friend.