Being an autumn person, high-powered, hunt-from-your-4-wheeler surrounding my property just make me depressed.
But, that's fine. I have enough to keep me hoppin' inside for at least a little while. First off, it's COLD this morning. Only showing 50 on the temps right now. It's not too bad at 62 inside, not exactly woodstove weather yet, but maybe tomorrow morning...just to clean to cobwebs out of the pipes :o) I think we're supposed to be around 62 for the high tomorrow, and rains might be joining that.
Sewing. Always a list in the works. The overall want and need list looks like this (although I'm always revising it...I'm a never-done kind of person I guess)
Olders/Myself: 3 winter dresses, nightgown, 2 sets underthings (slips and the like), 2 veils,
Middles: 3 winter dresses, nightgowns, 3 sets underthings, 2 kapps,
Boys: 3 pants, 4 shirts, chore jackets, pj sets, boxers
I have 2 dresses done for the middles, and nightgowns, working on pj pants today, as well as the boxers, and I need to do some small training type pants for Emily, too. The olders have 1 dress done, but I need to get the patterns done for the slips and such, and I haven't even measured and done up the patterns for the chore jackets or boy's shirts yet. Dewey wants a shirt as well for these chilly mornings. I have plenty of pattern work to do today and those pj pants. thankfully they whip up very quickly.
I also have had a handful of folks very interested in whether or not I'm goingt o start offering out sewing again. I wasn't exactly fishing for orders when I mentioned it, although I suppose I was testing the waters with the idea again. I posted it on our other blog and a dear Sister I've known for a while asked if I was serious, she was needing some dresses.
Looks like I might have another short business run. We didn't do too bad last time I did sewing for folks, so maybe we can get a little extra feed money coming in for a while. I don't have any special 'list' really, and I don't have any thoughts at all on prices yet either. LOL...I'm just so on top of things, heh? Here's what we did offer before:
Cape-Style, rounded neckline, 3/4 sleeves: $35 standard cut, sizes S-XL
Ladies Plain dress, no cape: $28, sizes S-XL
Girl's Plain dress, rounded neckline, 3/4 sleeves: $25 standard cut, sizes 8-14 With Cape: $28
Girl's Plain dress, rounded neckline, button-front bodice, short or long sleeves: $25 standard cut, sizes 2-6, $28 standard cut, sizes 8-14Plain Pinafore-style Apron: $15 girls
Plain Amish Kitchen Apron: $20 women's sizes S-M-L-XL, $22 with large pocket, right or left side as requested
Gathered bodice Prairie Apron, full length: $25 S-M-L (I'm still working on this one...)
Charity or Hanging-style veil: $7.00
Gathered kapp style: $9.00
Cloth Snood style: $9.00
Anna Style Covering: $7.00 (veil that covers ears and ties under chin)
Prairie Bonnet: girls $12.00/ladies $15.00 *can also be made in matching fabrics to fit 18" doll, $6.00
Well....enough playing with the draft of this entry -- time to put it out there and get back to the sewing machine. I'll do up some coverings and try to get photo's to list as ready-mades. LOL...maybe a ready-made list is the way to go :o)
Oh -- those garbage truck vs road photos:
just for an idea, the front tires are making a new ditch there across the road, and the back end, embedded in the burm you can't really see is on my driveway. He is sideways and blocking my entire road, although that's not hard to do, we can't pass another car on it anyway it's so narrow.
that's my road there, all smooshed and rolled toward the ditch...such a great base we have huh?
the ruts left behind from the back pairs of tires...that's all clay muck there...
and Matthew came up from barn chores to demonstrate the depth of ruts we had after the tractor removed the garbage truck...that's not my ditch, btw...the ditch is actually behind the little burm where he's standing. I had 2 ditches for half a day...not that I think that would help with the water flow after rains, though.