Monday, October 3, 2011

Three years and I'm still here

Today is my three year blogiversary.  Amazing that I've been at this for three years now. My first post was October 3, 2008.  How far we've come in that time. 
And, yes, I'm still here.  Visiting with grieving friends yesterday kind of took it out of me.  But, a few photos of the weekend.  
First, my beautiful daughter!!
 J17 ready for the Homecoming  Dance on Saturday night.
We went off Sunday afternoon (before funeral) to the fabric shop and she picked up her pattern and fabric for her prom dress.  Yup, she's going to make her dress again.  And she picked up a job application since they're hiring.  She's hoping they can make an exception to the over 18 rule they state on the application.  I even picked out some fabric and two new patterns for myself.  I'm really planning to spend some time sewing once the weather turns this year.
Speaking of weather turning- this is the view from the deck:
 The leaves are really changing.  Of course, the frost we had both Saturday and Sunday mornings helped.  I covered a few things in the garden but most of the peppers and tomatoes fared for themselves.   The peppers that weren't covered took a hit but the tomatoes don't look too bad.  Of course, the ones with lots of huge green tomatoes got covered.
I tried my hand at soap making again this weekend.  Well, kind of... I still had some goat milk soap base left over so this was the melt and pour stuff.
 The yellow is an herbal blend with calendula petals.  The blue is lavender vanilla.
Lastly... Recognize this girl?
She was merely the precursor.  Today, the south side of the house is crawling with boxelder bugs.  No asian ladybugs yet but I'm sure it's only a matter of time.

So, happy blogiversary to me.  I'm saving a giveaway for 1000 posts.  But I've got a while yet so you're safe! 
Have a great week.


  1. Wow, what a beautiful daughter you have! Tell her that sewing is a talent that will serve her well all of her life. It amazes me when I hear of how few girls know how to even sew on a button these days. Call me old-fashioned, but it's so good to see young gals learning a craft that seems to be going by the wayside.

  2. Happy Blogiversary to you too :)

    Where would we be without our blogs - I certainly would miss all the friends I have made along the way.

    We're creating bridges which span the world - I think it's pretty amazing :)

  3. Happy Blogiversary!
    I am blessed to have you in my little circle of homesteading blogging real live women. lol
    J17 is more beautiful all the time.

    Cool mornings here too, low 40's...Indian summer has arrived.

  4. Happy blogiversary! Your daughter looks beautiful and I am so impressed that she makes her own gowns. What a great skill she will have for the rest of her life.

  5. Happy Blogiversary from me, too! I really enjoy your posts and look forward to reading each and every one. Your daughter is absolutely beautiful! That dimple/s! I think the fabric store would be crazy NOT to hire someone with that much talent and drive at any age.

  6. Congrats! J17 is stunning, and I love that she is creating original garments at such a young age, you must be very proud of her. Fingers crossed for her to get a job there, although that could be a bad thing for saving money (ask my mom, she works at a greenhouse LOL)

  7. And a Happy Bloggaversary to you!!My bloggaversary is coming up Dec 8, but I forgot how many years. Might be 3 too. Your daughter is beautiful. Can't wait to see her dress this year. Love the color of the dress she has on!! Oh yuck, all those nasty bugs wanting in out of the chilly nights...Go AWAY!!!...debbie

  8. Happy blogoversary! Your daughter is gorgeous!

  9. Ahhh, boxelders, the bane of my mom's life in the spring and fall!


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