Now that it's officially fall, I feel like I need to make "new season's resolutions" or something to mark the change of season. I think that taking time to type up what I want to do/accomplish over the next three months or so will help me maintain some kind of focus. Otherwise I get all flighty and distracted...you know, I'll be walking through Joann's and decide all of a sudden that I need to make three styles of shirt and a couple of dresses and hey--couldn't I knit myself a purse?...better to have it planned out.
I have many green tomatoes out on the vine--I'm hoping they'll hurry up and ripen before any frost appears. I'm not ready to put away my canning kit just yet. I hope to make more tomato sauce, some red pepper spread, and some applesauce in the next few weeks. I have enjoyed my little garden this year, and I'm hoping that we'll enjoy what I've put away for winter... I'm already thinking about what to plant next year!
Craft-wise, I'm deep in the throes of Christmas crafting. I've started on Caroline's knitted gift. It's a hoodie, and this is going to stretch my limited knitted knowledge to its limit. Bobby's quilt is coming together, and then I have to start the girls' quilts. Those are my big home-made holiday items for this year. Knowing me, I'll come up with a half-dozen other small things to make for various family members. At the last minute. Without the necessary supplies...that's how I roll.
Now that it's getting cooler, I want to sew a few clothing items for myself. I hope to make a couple of shirts (maybe blouse is a better word?) and at least one skirt. I love wearing skirts in the summer. I always feel a little more put together in a skirt. I saw some cute fabric at the store last week, so a fall skirt may be happening.
Today we have nowhere to go after school, and I'm very happy about that! Monday and Tuesday are rough--we're constantly watching the clock as we move through the afternoon. Today the kids can relax, do their homework, and then go out and play until dinner. Tomorrow is school picture day, so it'll be a mini-spa night tonight (and by mini-spa, I mean shower and clip the fingernails! Maybe we'll use a curling iron tomorrow.).