Well I am up past my bedtime. Alan is over, and he is waiting for auctions he has going to end on Ebay. I am staying up with him. Just a little while ago I was busy at the sewing machine, sewing myself a new apron. Not so much because I needed a new apron, but I wanted to sew something easy to make sure I still kind of know how.
I am a lousy seamstress. It's all so mathy, I get frustrated. I'm not good at measuring and you kind of need that to make things fit together right. I'd love to be better at it. I'd like to be able to at least sew simple things like curtains and aprons and skirts, and sew them well.
I have to admit I mostly got out the sewing machine for journaling. Sewing paper together. I want to make a journal like Mary Ann Moss's travel journals and Remains of the Day journals. They are fantastic and fill me with excitement. I definitely think I'm a good enough sewer for those. I'm starting to gather up papery goodness bits in anticipation on trying to make one on my own without taking her class. And I'm imagining mixing parts of how Mary Ann does hers, with how my other current favorite Monika Wright does her travel journals for our Disney journal. I say we thinking Hannah and I will both write and stick things in it, but really it'll probably be just me. H has been loving her paper journal lately though so you never know.
I'm getting ahead of myself because I'm still using the red journal. I'll probably finish it this week, but then I have the journal I made with the Bind It All. It's good, but I made it before I knew to sew up the pages and add in so many goodies.There's not a lot of writing room, and you know I write a lot, so I don't know how long it will last or even how well it will work. I guess we'll find out in October.
None of this makes any sense to most of you, I bet. Don't worry. Just ignore it and move on.
Moving on to October - !! How on earth is it October this weekend? Where did the summer go? It was such a fantastic summer, minus the far too many 100+ days. Those were no fun, especially in the car with no AC. But it was a busy summer full of fun. Bad trips to Starlight. Awesome trip to DC and New York. My little sister being pregnant. Hannah being older than ever. A staycation at Debra's. A trip to Nebraska.
I'd like to be all optimistic and think maybe fall will be filled with good times too, but I'm not so sure. Fall in Kansas tends to last about two weeks before it turns in to winter, and I always hate winter. Stuck inside. Trapped. Skin smothered under layers of clothing. No more bare feet. Everything outside dead or dormant. Scraping snow and frost and ice of the cars. Being stuck in the house because the roads are so bad. Ugh. It's all so nasty.
Surely there are things to look forward to. Another Nebraska trip in October. A trip to Disney world in November and that will certainly be fantastic (59 days). Thanksgiving. Xmas. And the most exciting thing will easily be the arrival of my baby niece Madyln in December.
So maybe this winter will be not so bad. We'll have to wait and see I guess.