Sitting, Waiting, Thinking

Hello Blog! 🙂

WELL……….I have been doing a LOT of sitting, and waiting, and thinking!  I have been sitting because I have been bored and not up to much lately, and I just got over an icky sickness.  I have been waiting for my dear sister, Sarah, to have her baby, which is due any day now! *Yay!* And I have been thinking about everything really, and I think that I think too much…ha ha! 🙂

Today is August 31st; the last day of August.  Tomorrow is September 1st!  Both of these months have always seemed strange to me.  August can’t decide whether or not it’s going to be blazing hot or a little cooler, and September can’t decide whether summer is going to linger around longer or if fall is actually going to start!?!  At least, that’s how I feel about it…*come on fall, we’re ready for ya!*

Right now I am sitting in my crazy room with the sound of the fan going in circles and my feather pen swishing from side to side.  Why is my room crazy?  Because it’s a perfect (little) square, which I am grateful for, but no matter where I move stuff it never all fits!  I guess that means it’s time to visit my Good Friend Will!!! 😀  (Get it?  GoodWill?!  A friend shared that with me the other day.)  Anyway.  My room is a mess to say the least, but it will be close to perfect eventually!  There is no need to rush, but there is no time to linger all day and just stare at stuff because staring does NOT make things put themselves away…I’ve tried–it doesn’t work! 😐

Okay, speaking of my room, I need to start cleaning again!  It would be amazing and wonderful if I actually got it finished, or very close to, by tomorrow!  We’ll see…good day blog, and I hope your weekend is wonderful.

Much love,

Jenny~

PS. I will probably post something tomorrow and I’ll try to post some pictures! I haven’t taken much lately.

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Little Son…

Here is a little “poem” that my dad shared with me the other day when I asked him if he could take me to the shooting range. 🙂  I do not know who wrote it, but that doesn’t really matter!  Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend.

“To ride shoot straight and speak the truth,
this is the ancient law of youth,
old times are past, old days are done,
but the law runs true my little son.”

God Bless.

Jenny~

Mushrooms

Happy August everybody!  I just got home from my oldest sister’s house yesterday!  We had a great time together and I was very happy that I got to stay with her for a while. 🙂  I brought my camera with me, of course, so I took some pictures of mostly random things!  Below you will see a little mushroom changing from color to shape in the span of three days…enjoy

First Day

Second Day

Third Day

I thought that was cool; being able to see how much that mushroom had changed everyday!  Isn’t it nice that we don’t get wrinkled up and old that fast?!

Bess and I went through a BUNCH of her old patterns and found a few blouses and shirts that were so inspiring we decided to make them!  Well, she did the making, and I did the picture taking and observing…

Here is the shirt we made!  We made the style of the white shirt in the upper left corner.  (The fabric we chose is a mint blue and white gingham)

(That’s what the shirt looks like)

After much measuring, cutting, pinning and sewing, Bessie finished the muslin! We had to make a muslin to make sure the sizing was correct and comfortable and to see what needed altering, so on…

And that’s what the muslin looked like!  The basic outline of the shirt.

Here is another pattern that we were going to make.  The short sleeved version is the one I liked the best.  We picked out fabric for it and cut it out, but we didn’t have enough time to finish it…next time though!

Here is the silky fabric we chose for the pattern above.

Here is the fabric we used to make the first shirt!  I like it a lot. 🙂

And here’s the shirt!  Almost done…I left Bess’s house RIGHT before she finished the shirt…all she had to do was sew the buttons on the sleeves, but we had to get going.  I can’t wait to wear it once it’s all finished!

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So, other then sewing we rested a lot, we played the piano and sang, we (she) fed goats and dogs, and we watched Say Yes to the Dress!  We also watched The Sound of Music which Davis had NEVER seen before–lets just say, he didn’t get into it. 😉  We ate doughnuts too!

We also spent a few hours with Sarah one day, and then we went on a picnic and to a few thrift stores before I left!  Bess and Davis are BIG thrifters, so they usually find a good bit of goodies which they either keep or clean up and sell again.  I don’t usually find anything, but I was lucky this time!  Here’s what I found.

Thrift Store #1

Two embroidery hoops–$0.75

A silver (quite tarnished) candle holder–$0.50

(plus tax)

Thrift Store #2

I didn’t get anything at that store…

Thrift Store #3

This beautiful blue suitcase which Davis and I had to unlock the combination!  We started at 000 and went up, one at a time…we finally got it unlocked in the 500’s! 🙂  It took about 30-45 minutes!

   

I was scared to see the inside since I couldn’t open it at the store, but it was only $2.00 (plus tax) so I thought it was worth it!  The inside is very nice with three pouches, and only one or two stains in the corners and a few lip stick marks that are not very noticeable.  Yay!

Thrift Store #4
I don’t remember how many we went to–maybe 4 or 5?!  Let’s just say this was the last one…

A little picture frame ($0.25) and a gold painted metal or glass candle holder ($0.50+tax).

So that’s a total of $4.55 (including the taxes)!!!  Good deal.

I did figure out that I am not much of a thrift store person.  Sometimes you can find great stuff, old stuff, or just something you really like, but I think I prefer “new” things!

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Well, I am back home now so I need to get to work!  Actually, I just have to do some laundry and clean my room.  I hope the rest of this week is glorious for everyone!  God Bless, and much love.

Happy August!

Jenny~