Monday, September 8, 2008

Hello Monday....

I accomplished a few things this weekend even though I had to work yesterday. I won't get much else done because I am working the next three. But, that is another story. I am off today because here in Wayne county our fair began on Saturday. On Monday every school has the day off and all the school kids get a free fair day pass. So, Mom gets to take them today. It is always so busy with kids everywhere. It is also so scary because several years ago a little girl was abducted from the fair and then found dead. Yes, the killer was found and found guilty. And so I worry when all these kids are down there. Most times parents just drop them off and come back and get them later. That's what my hubby's Mom used to do. But that was a different era. Anyway, so we will be going later.

I did try to sand and stain my tater bin. It is still drying on my porch... It is hard to tell from these pics. I am still trying to figure out my camera. If I would read the book maybe they would look better. LOL.



This one is a little better...



I also got a full day in sewing on Staurday. I am working on some Christmas items and also fall at the same time. I decided I needed to add a little black dress to my website. Whatcha think? It is modeled after the Amish dresses I have seen around here. They do not use buttons or snaps. The aprons are not tied, but straight pinned to keep them closed. I didn't use a straight pin, but I used a rusty safety pin. They also normally wear white aprons, but I didn't want the stark white so I used Osnaburg. Mine is only 19 inches long I have a stick tied with jute so that you could hang it from a peg. I actually have two of them if anyone is interested let me know. You all are the first to see them. If I sell them here first I won't list them on my website. I am asking $12.99 plus shipping. So here it is...



I am getting close to my 100th post so keep an eye out for my giveaway. I am so excited about it. But until then there is a give away at The Pickled Pepper Patch make sure you check it out.
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10 comments:

Kindra said...

Is it going to be your 100th already?! That went fast!!

I know what you mean with trying to figure out cameras. I'm always switching settings here and there. Still working on it...Sometimes if there is too much sun then the picture looks "dark", so I have to switch it over to beach scene I guess and that makes it "normal" again. Oh technology.

Love your amish dress! :)

Karen said...

We have GOT to have a lot in common! When I read your blog, I relate in so many ways! I love your dress. I need to sew! I've still got my wicker chair pads sitting near my machine waiting to be put together, luckily they will go with fall, too. You mentioned on my blog that you hope your light covers break, I can relate to that, too. I'd love to have more primitive styled ones. I want a new floor, too, but....maybe someday. Karen

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I love the little dress it's so cute Mary.
I'm working on Fall and Christmas too...My mind is getting a little freaked out by it! :)
I laughed at your camera comment-I am a photographer and yesterday I was trying to figure out a setting on my camera. I actually said to my husband out loud,"I really should read the book on this puppy!" Duh..did I? No, I just kept pushing buttons (I don't recommend this) :)
Have a happy Monday!
Robin~♥

Linda said...

The dress is soooooooo cute!! LOL I am with the rest of you gals always trying different stuff with my camera! When you all figure it out, tell me please!

Marie said...

Love your "Amish" dress. It is adorable. I think your tater bin is coming out fabulous! I like the color and design. I love those cinnabuns in that giveaway too. They look good enough to eat, don't they. Have a great Monday!

basketsnprims said...

I love that dress, too. You did a fantastic job. I, too, struggle with my camera, cropping pics, editing them & the list goes on. I should read my book & my pics might turn out better.

Julie said...

I love your dress--it looks just like what I've seen the Amish wear. I so understand the camera issues--I have them with each photo. Have a great day. Julie

Colleen said...

More wonderful projects! I'm with you gals about the camera confusion too. Sometimes the photos just don't do things justice. At least we're all in the same boat!

I hope the fair was fun and uneventful...

This Country Girl said...

You're always busy, Mary! I don't know how you do all you do!

100 posts...quite an accomplishment! I'll be looking very forward to your giveaway!

I hope you all had a great time at the fair!

~ Tammy ~

ohiofarmgirl said...

Painting and sewing...you are a talented person...I love your creations....thank you for sharing. Dianntha