What a glorious October this is turning out to be! The cool air is very much welcomed here. The fall garden is coming along splendidly and is such a joy to work in with the autumn breeze. Above is a little project I worked on yesterday, a wreath made of unbleached coffee filters. So easy and I just love the look! I tucked in a bird's nest filled with moss, a doily and a skeleton key with a ribbon. No one has been able to tell at first look that it is made of coffee filters!
My cooking area is finally finished! The little shelves in the corner are the old shelves that were by the sink. I painted them and my DH put them up, which I think just finished this area. He also made the mantle, I think he did a great job! My mother cross-stitched the two cotton boll's on either side of the rabbit picture.
I bought a top in Santa Fe this past summer that has gotten so many compliments. I am posting the photo's below for my aunt Lois, who is the most wonderful seamstress, to see. Yes, she can look at this photo below and make this top, no problem! The cut looks very similar to what the ladies in France are wearing now. It is also a very sheer cotton.
I just love it, it is very comfortable. It is really a simple top that ties in the middle, with one huge ruffle across the bottom.
There was a muted red top that was the same style but I chose the blue. Now I think about the red one quite a lot! That is always the case! I am going to try to make this...I have already bought the material. Wish me luck!
"The sweet calm sunshine of October, now
Warms the low spot; upon its grassy mold
The purple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough
drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold."
- William Cullen Bryant