Sunday, October 5, 2008

Fall Fest

The weather around here lately has been absolutely gorgeous! Yesterday's weather was practically made to order. It was cool and the sun was shining. It really was a perfect fall day.We went to a local farm for a Fall Fest yesterday. The farm was just beautiful! You could tell that whoever owned it took very good care of it.
There was a corn maze and pumpkin patch and apple picking and hayrides and if you felt like going late at night you could do the corn maze in the dark and then go to the House of Panic afterwards. We didn't stay for that. The farm had beautiful buildings and flowers and orchards and they had also set up a sort of store near the house. They sold gourds and pumpkins and apples and apple butter and soap and all kinds of stuff including lots of products from India (not sure what that was all about, but there was a lot of beautiful stuff there!).

The corn maze was fun and in certain places the corn was really tall! We've had a lot of rain here this year so the crops have done very well.

Here are some pictures of the little store they had set up. This was the outdoor part.

This was the indoor part.These guys were so cute! These little alpacas are just a year old. The darker one was named Sterling and the lighter one is Cleave. I loved their faces and the expressions they had. It made me want one.
They look like they're talking to each other or something.
I couldn't resist getting a picture here. My godmother was a good sport and got her picture taken with me. I love those things where you can put your face on a funny body or into a sign.

I just love fall!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

How time flies...

Is it really October? Already? Are you sure? Okay, I was just checking. Where did the time go? I obviously have been slacking as far as crafting goes. Fortunately, I've been doing a quite a bit of homework and am trying to keep my grades up.

Our internet at the house is out for awhile. My feelings toward this are two-fold: on the one hand, it is very inconvenient because now I have to do all my homework for 3 internet classes at school. However, since the school is closed on the weekends and I really don't want to spend Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at school all day trying to finish homework, I am being more proactive about getting my homework finished as soon as possible. This means I have more time for sewing and crafting. :) Which is great since it's already October and I would like to get started on some Christmas gifts.

I have been doing some knitting and crocheting and hopefully I will have some finished projects to show soon. If I can get enough stuff made I will hopefully be updating my Etsy shop!

It is beautiful outside today! It's cool and the sun is shining. It's perfect autumn weather. I absolutely love it. The leaves are just beginning to change colors and I can't wait till everything is red and orange and gold outside...there is something about this time of year that makes me feel so excited. I know spring is the time for beginnings, but somehow fall always signals a time of change and perhaps beginnings for me. Maybe it's because of a new semester and all the changes and opportunities that present themselves with it.

Ready or not, here fall comes!