Hello my friends, and Happy Halloween!
However…, I must add that it looks like Christmas here in northern Illinois.
It snowed last night, is still snowing, and will be snowing for trick-or-treating. The way it’s blowing around as it comes down makes it look like a little blizzard out there. I cannot remember a Halloween with snow. Trick-or-treating in a snowstorm seems like a novel experience. Maybe it will be fun for some–at least I hope so; we have lots of candy.
It is beautiful, as all first snowfalls of the season are!
Many trees still have leaves on their branches which are being weighed down by the wet snow! I hope they don’t break.
This is what Patience thinks of all the snow.
To see more of this ensemble from 2013 click here for the blog post.
I plan to stay home today and sew! The dresses for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are coming along. I worked many hours on them yesterday getting the pockets sewn on and the neckline ties made. All I have left to do to finish them is to sew up the back seams, stitch the neck casings/insert the ties, and stitch hems.
I’d also like to get started sewing a Christmas dress for one of my girls today. Up to now my 2019 Christmas dresses have all been knitted sweater dresses. I just finished this blue one for the Little Darlings which is blocking. I changed up my sweater dress pattern slightly by nipping in the waist and rearranging the increases for the a-line skirt. I added thin mohair bands of ‘fur’ for all the edgings.
Thank you for visiting with me. Wishing you all a Happy Halloween, not too spooky, just fun-filled and sweet!
Bye for now! ❤