Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sheep Fabric 4 Me!

Last Friday was "Charm Days" in Charm, Ohio which is a very quaint & cute little Amish Town.  It is a requirement for me to take a sick day on that day so that I can go down there and have fun.  First of all, I should never be left alone in my mini-van; on a pay day, by myself in Amish Country.....its just bad news.  But everyone I asked to go was busy, what was I to do? 
 
 
So there is this great little sewing store there that always has the most unique fabrics and I found sheep in the store!!    I am so in love with the print above.....bought 2 yards of it!

 
Then this print was way too fun to pass up and the bolt was almost gone so I bought 2 yds of it also....

 
Everything in the store was 20% off so I figured that I might as well get a yard of the print above because it was pretty neat also.  Please don't ask what I am going to do with all this fabric because I have not gotten that far.  I am an impulse buyer as my dad says.....remember I was left alone in Amish Country on a pay day.   What till I show you the new boots I bought.........
 
 
Of course, there is nothing like having the really thing.........there is just something about having sheep that brings a sense of simplicity to one's life.
 
 
And when they smile at you because they trust you........yeah, its a good feeling.
Sheep are just printed all over me!
 
 
 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tis' My Favorite Time of Year!

Well, since my last post was when school started and the first marking period is over next week, I figured perhaps I should update my blog............
 
 
Seriously, Autumn is my favorite time of year and I have just been nonstop busy and every time I open my laptop to start a post I end up falling asleep. 

 
For example, I took this picture a few weeks ago as evident by the lack of color on the maple trees which are now starting to show beautiful autumn colors.

 
This is one of my favorite mums that is still blooming!
 
 
I took a few days off from school to make a trip up to Vermont to see the beautiful Fall colors......however, it rained everyday I was there..........

 
My parents tagged along on the trip.....seriously, these senior citizens have nothing better to do than hang around with their kids:)  We spent an afternoon in Woodstock Vermont enjoying the beautiful surrounding........

 
I finally got to go to the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival.....of course I was hoping to enjoy the atmosphere of Tunbridge and the Green Mountains that surround the fairgrounds.  Yep, it was raining and I got to enjoy the clouds hiding all the Fall Foliage......there is always next year!!
 
 
I did get a moment to watch the border collie herding the sheep.  Since I was going up to the wool festival, I packed up almost 35 pounds of white Cotswold and Romney wool to have processed into roving from Zeilingers. I should be getting that back in about 7 weeks.  My parents and I also went over to Norwich Vermont to see the new King Arthur Bakery......would have taken a picture but it was POURING RAIN!  But we both got lots of awesome baking flour and mixes.  Definitely, a must stop when one goes to Vermont!

 
Overall, the trip to Vermont was relaxing and my parents and I had a great time.......the state of Vermont is by far my favorite place to visit!  Oh, how I think of just packing it all up and heading up there to live!

 
The sunflowers are long gone but I thought I would share this picture of them in all of their Autumn glory!
 
 
I couldn't resist buying this flag, it just puts a smile on my face everytime I look at it
It simply sums up all the fun and beauty that Autumn brings to everyone!