Saturday, October 25, 2008


The weather has been cool and you can see the changing colors of the trees more and more each day!

Yesterday was overcast with a little bit of rain, but that didn't stop Daddy, Trevor, and Collin from putting some siding on Trevor's house. Daddy had taken the day off from his "bean counting" in order to meet with the well digger and Trevor had gotten rained out from work, so I'm sure they enjoyed the break from the normal everyday routine. I wish that both Daddy and Trevor could stay home everyday as it makes the day brighter when they are home.

"Trevor's Driveway"
I finally made it over to Bull Run for the first time in several weeks yesterday morning! You would think with it being two miles down the road I would make it over there at least once or twice a week! Anyway, Trevor had gotten his driveway laid out, the dirt tilled up and raked out on each side of it, and grass planted last week! I can't wait to see what it looks like come spring!

"The Siding Begins"
Trevor is patiently awaiting his electrical friends to come out and run the electric, so in the meantime he is working on the siding. I love the way the windows are "framed" as it makes it look neat and trim!

"Sewing Away!"
As some of you may know, I have recently become a part of a group called "Sinfonia" at a local college. We had a concert last night that I needed a black dress for, so I have spent the past few days in the sewing room. Sawyer sits in there with us and has taken to cutting fabric scraps which he says are for Thelma!

Although I had bought fabric for the dress weeks ago, knew what pattern I was going to be using, and realized that I needed to make the dress soon, I somehow forgot about making it until Monday afternoon. I was finally able to begin assembling it on Thursday and as with all projects that you start at the last minute, problems arose! Such as... I accidentally sewed BOTH sleeves onto the wrong side of the bodice (the bodice is lined and I mistook the inside for the outside!); and then, the knob on my machine became stuck and I couldn't wind a bobbin (after much exertion, my Mom and Thelma laughing at me, and quite a few goofy pictures later, it loosened up!)
With Momma and Thelma pitching in the dress was done five minutes before I had to leave! What have I learned from all this? Start a project as soon as the fabric is washed and dried, that way you have plenty of time to finish it!

Now for the Breaking News!!!!!!Maggie had her puppies last night!!!! As of ten o'clock this morning there are eight black and furry pups nestled in the dog house!

"Momma and her babies"
They lay in a giant heap and grunt a squeal when they are disturbed. We can't wait to see what they look like as they get older and I can already foretell a bunch of rambunctious fun that is coming our way!
Have a wonderful weekend!


Sarah said...

I had a comment all typed and ready to publish when blogger ate it up . . . let's try this again. :)

How exciting about the puppies, Ashley!!! From what can be seen in the photos, they look cute! I am eagerly anticipating when you will be able to share more photos of them. :)

I especially enjoyed the photos in this post that had you in them! It is always nice to see your smiling face. :) And it looks like you were able to keep your cheerful countenance even when dealing with a sewing machine that wasn't working! Machines can be rather cantankerous at times! Do you know what was causing the problem?

I am so glad that you were able to have your dress completed in time . . . and with even a few minutes to spare, too! :) Having set sleeves in backwards myself a time or two, I can well relate to that frustration. Though, with a garment that is lined, that little mistake is rather understandable! :)

The house is coming along wonderfully! It is such a cute little place.

I hope that you have a blessed Sunday with your family!

Ashley said...

I can't wait to share more pictures of the puppies Sarah! They are so cute...:o) I went out there yesterday and found two of the little things curled up in the sun outside of the dog house. I think momma maggie must have been "cleaning house" as further investigation revealed that the whole nest had been re-arranged and the puppies moved!

I have to admit that I was getting rather frustrated with sewing when my machine decided to get rebellious on me! You should see the pictures that Mom got of me...
I'm not exactly sure why the knob tightens up so tightly. I've made a point not to tighten it too much but it still does it.