October 31, 2011

Happy Holloween!!

We usually carve pumpkins every year, which sadly no one ever see's because we live on a peninsula and we only have 2 neighbors past us, and in the 5 years I have lived here I have yet to get a trick-r-treat-er.

This year we got 2 nice pumpkins and had plans of doing something like the pumpkins below, but life got in the way and they never got carved/painted. Maybe next year right?

from here

from here

from here

Maybe Ill get inspired to put something to the pumpkins this evening... put who knows.

October 25, 2011

Happy St. Crispin's Day

St. Chrispin is the patron saint of shoemakers, just in case you aren't up to speed on your Saint knowledge you can read more about it here.

We used to celebrate this holiday every year in my shoe construction class. And, although it has been 6+ years since I have put leather to last I still would like to think that if I wanted to I could grab one of the antique lasts I collect and bang out a shoe in no time. Im sure that is just wishful thinking... but today I am thinking I have a saint on my side.

a cobbler from the 20's, shoe makers during war time, and a collection of vintage shoe lasts... I have been collecting these pictures for so long I no idea where I got them from.

October 24, 2011

Weekend Excursions

We made a quick trip to the ocean this weekend, just to check on everything down there and close up the condo for the winter months ahead.

It was a pretty drive across the eastern shore, some of the leaves are starting to turn, and a lot of the farmers along rt. 50 were out with their tractors tilling up the fields.

When we got to the beach it was one of the calmest times I have ever seen the ocean.

October 19, 2011

Wordless Wednedays - Drops

Sort of what i am seeing out my office window today

October 10, 2011

Midnight Calling

I have always loved owls. They can be cute, spooky, and mysterious all at the same time. That is until I had one move in to the tree outside my bedroom window. He showed up a couple of winters ago and and stays for a few months and then as it gets warmer he moves on. So I guess our cool evenings have brought him back to our area and he is perched in his tree, with the ho hoooing starting at 11pm and going thru the morning. Being an terribly light sleeper at night, I seem to have one more distraction to keep me from my dreams.

So I dedicate this post to my seasonal neighbor Mr. Owl who kept me up until the wee hours last night/this morning.

Owl items: Photo, Sewing scissors, mug, switch plate, night stand.

October 7, 2011

Silly pup fridays

I got extra large throw pillows for our couch a few weeks ago, and as it turns out its the perfect for a lazy pup to take a nap on. what a life...

October 5, 2011

Hump Day Etsy Eyecandy - Drapy Sweaters

The last few days have been pretty chilly here, which I think is a welcomed change from the 80% humidity that we have been having.

But it also meant it was time to pull out the long sleeve T's and open front sweaters i am so found of, and of course lust after some new ones.

Found here

Found here

found here