Each year seems to be flying by faster than the one before. I cannot believe it's almost October. It feels like I just put away the decorations and it's time to take them out again. What's mostly time consuming is dusting and putting away all the every day decorations while simultaneously putting up the Halloween ones. I don't just toss my stuff into the storage bin. No no no. I have to dust and wrap almost every single knick knack in bubblewrap or tissue paper. This would explain why my stuff is in good condition and has lasted for over 25 years.
Anywho. I did want to share some cool sky pics taken at the end of August and this month.
Moonrise on August 17, 2016
August 26, 2016 late afternoon Maxfield Parrish clouds.
Sunset on September 1st
September 11 sunset
I was outside at the right time to catch the afternoon sun in my glass wind chimes, which are a little worse for wear.
Some have broken. I had to do a coat of glass paint a couple of years ago and it looks like they need another one. Or maybe I should just buy a new set.
Full Harvest Moon on September 15th
I was browsing the Halloween stuff in CVS and came across the scariest masks I've EVER seen. *shudder* Trump looks like he has grilled chicken on his head.
After I finished the states, I wanted a super quick, instant gratification project so I whipped up this beaded cross stitch fireflies kit. Took two days. I gave it to my friend Yvonne as a fridge magnet.
I was kinda sick of looking at these unfinished needlepoints on my craft table so I buckled down and worked for a couple of hours hand stitching each one to black backing fabric and then using fiberfill for the stuffing. I erred with the sewing on the peacock feathers. There were still a few rows of white canvas showing at the seams, so I used a black sharpie and carefully coloured them. Worked out really well too.
Real life has been rudely butting into my life. The upswing in 'adulting' I've had to do lately has been unreal. I'm so exhausted all the time, it's not even funny. I'm still having issues with panic and anxiety, and trying not to see the glass as half empty. It's so hard. Sometimes I just feel so beaten down and I don't want to leave the house.
I haven't been beachcombing in ages and I have no idea when I can pencil in some beach time. I think the parking lots are free by now. I have a rather ambitious "Things I want to do this fall" list and it remains to be seen if I will be able to do all of it but I'll give it the ol' college try!