Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Great Pumpkin

Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He's gotta pick this one. He's got to. I don't see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there's not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see.

pumpkins

Happy Halloween everyone!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Blustery Day

It's blustery outside. Our fence fell over and it even snowed for a few minutes. Starting tomorrow I'll be on vacation from work and I'm excited to spend the next five days up in my cozy studio. No special plans, just me and my sewing machine and my pajamas. Ian will be there too but he'll be busy planning lectures and reading philosophy essays bringing me coffee. A nice, quiet five days...no obligations.

Except the fence...I suppose my neighbor will want me to do something about that.

morning glory

Since today is so dark, I'd like to show you something bright and pretty. I planted some fancy morning glories this spring. Somebody nibbled the stems of most of the plants, killing the vines above. But the few that managed to bloom were perfection.

morning glory

I'll be back after my vacation with (hopefully) lots of cool stuff to show you. Have a great weekend and a Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

In Progress

It's been two months since I discovered minimalism. It's been a hard two months for me and also the best two months of my life. I no longer impulse buy things. I no longer waste time on projects that aren't important to me. I have actual plans for the future...at least the beginnings of plans. I've spent hours upon hours getting rid of stuff that was weighing me down.

Now that I have more space (both mentally and physically), I feel creativity rushing in to fill the void.

The reason it's been so quiet over here is that I'm I'm trying my hardest to completely clear out the studio before harnessing this new creativity. I'm talking: nothing on the floor, rulers hanging in their places, all fabric folded and stacked, everything else on shelves and in containers. I'm not buying more shelves or containers so I'm limited as to what I can keep. It's exciting and I can't wait to show you when it's done.

Until then, here's a sneak peek of what I've been working on when there's a break in the cleaning action. I have big plans for this little patchwork.

farmdale patchwork

More soon, I promise!