Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Falling for Fall

So, although I am a California Girl through and through, I can't help but LOVE the fall here in Utah. What's better than that crispness in the air, pumpkin candles, changing colors, wearing boots and scarves and making soup?! I just feel like fall is cozy. That's the best word I can use. I'm slowly starting to get my fall decor out in my house but it is definitely a slow process. NOW for an update on our lives here in the Pendleton household:

Remember that time Jer tore his ACL and MCL 6 months ago and had to have surgery? He was just cleared to play sports this month and guess what?..............................He RE-TORE his ACL!!!!!!!!! All I can say is, FRUSTRATION!!! Here's the most frustrating part, he was doing everything right. The fact that his ACL tore again was completely separate from the fact that it had torn before. He couldn't have avoided the injury and I guess that's what is giving us the small bit of comfort we have at this point. Another good thing is that it wasn't BOTH the ACL and MCL this time so he can wait on surgery instead of getting it right during the semester like last time. As of now we are planning on surgery right before Thanksgiving break. Mostly, I just feel so sad for Jer because he was so good about waiting for his knee to heal to play sports and now he has to wait at least another 6 months. :o(

Last weekend my friend Sally and I had an etsy open house and invited her cousin Holly as well who sells pearl jewelry, cashmere scarves, silk ties, etc. Sally makes skirts, headbands and hair clips. And of course you all know what I sell. This was a super fun opportunity to get our friends and family out to see some of the things we have been working on. We learned a lot from this open house and know what to do better for our next one in December.

Here is my question to you, would you all like it if I did a giveaway on my blog? Or even if I hosted Sally and she did one? I'm also considering posting some tutorials on how to make some of my easier items. Let me know your thoughts on this matter :o)

I'm also excited because I've applied for a booth at the farmer's market in October to sell some of my things. You should really come and see me. :o)

And the following photo is of my latest and favorite project. (Let's be honest, my latest project is always my favorite until I get a new project ;o)) A delicious ruffle scarf! I seriously love this and cannot wait till it gets cold enough to wear it. I love ruffles and I love cream. I'm hoping to make several of these to sell.

The picture next to my scarf is my display table at the open house. These are just a few of the things I have been making over the course of the past 6 months or so. Since last weekend I have found LOTS of new patterns to try. Now, if I can just find some time I will try em!

Jer and I have both applied for graduation and will be graduating in the Spring. Yayyyy! We are excited to graduate and to move on to the next chapter in life!