We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness.
David Orr from "Earth in Mind"

Nov 5, 2007

What Today Was plus Thrifted, Made and Cut

This was one of those days, that just started right (as apposed to yesterday that just started wrong).

7:30 am We all wake up and have a hard time leaving the bed too much silliness to be had. Dreams to be shared and of course sunshine to bask in.

8:15 am Pile down to the local cafe for yummy mochas and what passes for breakfast.

9 am Kevin and Alder are off in search of the Bald Mountain Trail. I'm left at the shop, there are shelves to build, walls to repaint, floors to vacuum.

11 am Primer is drying so I'm off to the hardware store for, well a long list and they have everything!

Noon- 4:30 Pause at home to find a package of goodness all the way from Farmer City IL (I'll post pictures tomorrow) Back to painting, the guy who's going to design our sign stops by to talk (last guy made an appointment and never showed up). Finish repainting the front of the store, clean up.

5pm Walk up the hill home to be met by happy son and husband and delicious dinner cooking.

7 pm Put Alder to bed, fall asleep with him until 10.

10 pm I'm up might as well blog.

And now for the Thrift
An apron with blue birds! My blue bird collection is growing.

Ribbons, the flat one was hiding under a ton of crappy stuff, only a little corner was peaking out to be seen.

I made this!Old sweater+hot water+old buttons+scrap fabric= lovely jacket
Yes there was a plethora of sweaters thrifted with the ribbons just waiting to be felted.

And now for the cut. I still can hardly believe the difference (ignore the banana residue).


amanda said...

Wow you really scored at the thrift score! the apron, the ribbon, and what an awesome job on the sweater. that is such a great idea.

Alder looks adorable, by the way! He is really getting to be a big boy :)

Christy said...

Sounds like a wonderful day!