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apple orchard.

Monday, September 13, 2010

apple orchard.

Hello! It's been awhile since I've been on here. Busy busy and computer time is slim. But I'm enjoying the gradual change of weather (though there are days I think it's not so gradual). Going to the apple orchard is something I look forward to every year since I was a little girl. Mom used to take us kids out during a week day for a picnic and apple picking. We'd always have a basket for windfall apples and one for picking off the tree. The ones off the tree had to be extra special. The ones off the ground we made apple sauce and apple turnovers. Mmm. I've already made a batch of apple turnovers this year (Jed and I had them for dinner the night of the apple picking!) and I know I'll be making many more. Hope your weeks have been grand and the move from summer to fall isn't too drastic of a change. I am thinking of lots of plaids this year. Thinking up a plaid flannel pullover top with a hint of wool. Snuggle time!

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  1. apple time is magic time! plaid is in the air for sure.
    xo Mindy Bell

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  2. How fun! My mom used to take my sister and I apple picking every fall when we were little, and I have such fond memories of that! I think that is just one of the reasons I adore fall. ;) Alas, there are no apple orchards in my part of FL! (If there are any in the state at all?!) :( So I just have to content myself with buying bags of them at the grocery store and whipping up all kinds of apple goodies. ;)

    I love your plaid shirt! I've been on the hunt for a couple for myself this fall too--I really want to add more plaid into my cool weather wardrobe. So far I have one skirt, but the elusive "perfect" shirt is yet to be found!

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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  3. casey, have you tried making your own plaid shirt? they aren't the easiest ever, well, i guess more time consuming would be more accurate. i made this one using a men's 1920s shirt pattern and scaled it down to size. i ended up altering a few things afterwards, like the front flaps. in a fit of rage i ended up cutting the front up a lot and hemming it. turned out to be not the perfect shirt, but i like it for bumming around. :) (ps. i haven't forgotten about responding to your messages!!) ;)

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  4. I've always loved the men's 1930s patterns, including some of the undergarments & pajamas. The detail is great. I like the way you worked with the fit here. This is a cute & very wearable shirt.

    Silvana

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  5. Oh, but now I want to go apple picking too! Sounds like the perfect way to embrace the new season.

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  6. Used to be our tradition also. If I can persuade my husband to go.

    I love plaids!!

    annie from nj

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  7. Hey Anna! I just got the Oct ReadyMade and was so happy to see you in there! Congrats!!

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  8. Thank you, Jane! I haven't gotten the issue yet. I'm curious to see what it looks like! :)

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  9. I was going to say I loved your shirt.... beautiful, you're the best !!
    what a lovely photo of you this makes.
    Apple picking sounds fun, I have never been but I grew up with a few apple trees and now have one at home, so I guess we do it at a smaller scale ;)
    Desserts with apples are amongst my favorite & a sign of autmn & winter at our home !

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