fall is in the air


Well I've tried to ignore this chilly weather that is creeping in, but I suppose I should just admit that fall really is here, though I still have this huge urge to go lake swimming and wear summer dresses. Summer went even faster this year and I already miss it. But since I can't do anything about the change of weather, I might as well enjoy the colder months that are coming. Inspired by Abby, here's a smallish list of stuff I'd like to do:

-Camp out in the woods for five days in south-east Missouri, 1863 style. {NEXT WEEK!!!}

-Sew lots of my own clothing, including more jeans (I have some interesting styles I want to try out, but haven't quite found the right jean cloth to use yet), knit wear (I made my first knit sweater last Sunday with the help of this book and it turned out smashingly. Lots easier than I thought and only took me about an hour and a half from start to finish) and lots more warm clothing.

-Try printing some fabric to use in my own clothing with the help of this fabulous book.

-Start knitting again (which means finishing that sweater I started last year!!)

-Get back into reading on a more regular basis, so I actually finish the books I start.

-Watch lots of obscure classics.

-This goes along with knitting, but I have always wanted to figure out how to knit stockings. Perhaps this year is the time to accomplish it. {On a side note, whenever I meet a guy who finds out I can knit, they ask me to make them a pair of socks. Dude, they aren't easy! At least I've heard they aren't. So I'm a little hesitant to learn, 'cause then maybe I won't get out of it next time some guy asks me to make him a pair...haha.}

-Write more hand written letters. They mean so much more and I have put this off for far too long.

Well that's all I've gotten so far. I actually wrote this early this week, when it really was chilly, but didn't have time to finish it. Now the weather is nice again and I'm wearing a summer skirt. Hey, this is Iowa for ya. You never know quite what you're gonna get.

I found this video last night and I really really love this. I love the way these two girls sing this Fleet Foxes song. Makes me want to sing along. so. frickin. bad. All this good music I keep hearing, it's kinda makin' me giddy. {via}

Check out this video a friend sent to me. I want to learn to dance like that!

Today I'm going to spend the rest of the day finishing projects all for myself. I started several, but had no time to finish them and I want to wear some new things. Perhaps I'll try some hand printing today. Then again, I always say I'm going to do more than I do. If I end up finishing a blouse or a pair of trousers I started, I think that will be good. Take care and be well.


  1. Oooh... Thanks for the link to the Obscure Classics site! *faints*

    I can't wait to hear more about that camping trip... sounds like fun! :)

  2. I have always wanted to go to one of those events where you just chill in the woods 1860's style...someday!

    I can never quite figure out how to "get in" to one of those. Maybe once election season is over I'll start pursuing it.

  3. South-East Missouri is where I grew up!!! Which part will you be in?

  4. I just clicked your link. You will be 2 hours from my hometown of Perryville. It's so lovely down there! Especially in the fall. Please take photos for me!

  5. I just clicked your link. You will be 2 hours from my hometown of Perryville. It's so lovely down there! Especially in the fall. Please take photos for me!

  6. I love your list!
    I am excited about the obscure classics blog...sounds fun. I hope you are having a lovely monday.

  7. You're so lucky that you're getting chilly weather! I'm so ready for fall, but it's still in the 80s here.

    And yes.... watching some obscure classics is a wonderful idea.... ;)

  8. Elizabeth, if you are interested in coming out to some events, I can let you know when I hear any you might be interested in. :) The most events we do around here are in Boone Village which is in Defiance, MO. It's a cool little village outside St. Louis and we can actually stay in the buildings which is a huge plus. Our next event is in November, but I think there is a limit to the amount of people who can come and I think it has already reached it. But if you are interested in future events, let me know! Or check out our group website (which I need to get better at updating...) http://starofthewestsociety.googlepages.com

  9. Yes yes yes! I can't do anything until December, earliest because of my job but I would love to do something like that. I need a good excuse to sew, and I'd love to finally meet you, and I have wanted that "back in time" experience forever!

    I hope that doesn't sound creepy...!