Tuesday, September 30, 2014

We're Ready for Fall!

Hello, lovely readers!  While Mother shopped this afternoon, my sisters and I decorated our house for fall!
 "I think that's all of it." Georgia said, setting down the last load.
"Yep!" Chrissa dusted off her hands.
 "I think we should split up - one of us do the kitchen, and the other two work in here." I suggested.
 "I call the kitchen!" Chrissa nearly yelled.
"Okay, Chrissa!  You don't have to shout!" Georgia laughed. "Looks like you and I are working here, Elizabeth."
 "See you people later." Chrissa said, grabbing the table cloth and decorations.
"Elizabeth - why don't you do the mantel, and I'll do sofa." my sister offered.
"That is fine with me."
 Georgia tried a few different arrangements for the cushion (which I made) and blanket.
 Meanwhile, I set up the mantel with dried leaves and little pumpkins.
 A few minutes later, Georgia and I stepped back to admire our work.  Suddenly, the phone rang.
"I'll get it!" Chrissa shouted.
I turned to Georgia.  "Shall we go over and see how Chrissa is doing?"
"Sure!" she replied
 "Hey Chrissa - who was on the phone?" Georgia asked.
 "Oh, that was Mom.  She was just letting us know that she'd be back from Target soon.  And guess what she's bringing back?"
"Popcorn?" I suggested.
"Candy corn?" Georgia offered.
"You're right Georgia - it's candy corn!" Chrissa exclaimed excitedly.
 "Nice job on the decor, Chrissa"
"If you two don't mind," I said, "I'm going to finish reading."
"Fine by me!  Hey Georgia - do you want to play Island Hopper?" Chrissa asked.
"Sure, why not?"
 They were just setting up the game as I went upstairs.
When Mother returned, she let each of us have ten candy corns.  They were delicious!
What do you like best about fall?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Summer's End: a Photo Shoot

 Hi all!  Yesterday evening, while sitting in our tree house, my sisters and I were talking about summer (or the lack of it).
"It still feels like summer." I said.
"I don't think so, personally." Elizabeth replied. "After all, I have been doing school since August."
"I think what Chrissa means is the heat." Georgia said thoughtfully. "Today's high was like, 85 degrees, or something."
"Ugh.  It's only nice while or after the sun goes down." I said.
Anyway, enjoy the pictures!

 Does if feel like more like Summer or Fall to you?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Shopping Expedition

 Hello, lovely readers!  Yesterday afternoon, my sisters and I took a visit to Joann's, because I wanted to make my self a new outfit for fall.
"A golden knit for the sweater, I think, and a leaf pattern for the skirt." I explained as we entered the store.
"Hey, this looks like my shirt!" Chrissa exclaimed, pointing to a polka-doted fabric.
"It does!" Georgia agreed. "Not exactly, but pretty similar."
"Would you two help me find the fabric?" I asked.
"Sure, sure." Chrissa said, glancing down the aisles.
"How about this?" Georgia suggested, pulling out a sparkly knit.
"Err - I think not.  It's rather shiny." I replied.
"I was kidding!  Your face was priceless." she laughed.
We roamed down the aisles, getting slightly distracted (which is quite fun to do in Joann's).
"Oh, Elizabeth!  You should make me a shirt out of this!" Georgia said excitedly.
"Look - it's even 40% off!" she added. "My birthday is only a couple mouths away!"
"Georgia, don't you think that it's kind of early for that?  After all, your birthday's not until February." Chrissa said. "Even Christmas is sooner."
"This would be perfect for a Elsa dress.  Wouldn't it be cool if you made your own costume?"  Chrissa said, rubbing a icy blue material between her fingers.  "You would be a perfect Elsa for Halloween, Elizabeth."
"I don't think I'd like to dress as Elsa." I replied. "Making my own costume does sound fun, however."
"How about making Georgia and I costumes too?"
"Oh, Chrissa."
"Okay, you two have to admit that this would make a awesome cape." Georgia said, dramatically pulling some dark material around her shoulders.
"Yep!" Chrissa agreed.
We wander around, talking about costumes, fabric and (in my case) how there wasn't any suitable fabric for the sweater I wanted to make.
However, I did find a lovely fabric for the skirt, which you can see in the picture.  After paying, Mother came to pick us up and we drove home.
Do you making your own things, or buying them?