Tidbits of My Brain

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When I was little my dad worked nights which left mom and I to have a girls’ night every night.  We would lay on opposite ends of the couch and watch all our favorite TV shows and cross-stitch {I was a pretty wild kid, huh?}.  This afternoon I fixed MM a space at one end of the couch and I laid at the other.  It was just like old times and brought back a rush of memories from my own childhood.

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Remember those pecans I was talking about yesterday? Well, my grandmother has one of those pecan-picker-upper things and MM has a little white basket. Every day they spend an hour collecting pecans. I’m not going to lie, it makes my heart smile seeing those two peas in a pod together out in her front yard.

pecan picker upper

This afternoon my mom and I went to my favorite fabric store–I was needing a fabric fix and she rode along {while also buying things for me to sew for her–all part of her plan!}. I bought the School Picture Dress by oliver + s pattern that I’ve been eyeing for a couple of months now. I love the kangaroo pockets and can just picture a certain Miss Bird wearing it for two year old pictures. {I’m wanting to get her picture taken in the back of an old truck with the tailgate down in the middle of the pasture with the goats and cows…it’s hard to describe, but I can see it in my mind.  Can you, Karen?} I got the coolest vintage-looking print and can’t wait to get started on it this week.

Here’s an example I found on flickr. Be still my heart!

Oliver + S School Photo Dress

Lounging, pecans, and dresses–that’s what is on my mind tonight. What’s on yours?

2 Responses to Tidbits of My Brain

  1. Susan D. October 30, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

    I think I just figure out where your comments are! Duh!

    Love the one of you two on the sofa. So sweet.

    I wish I could send M&L for some pecan picking duty. At their preschool, there are tons of acorns and they love to collect them. I find them in pockets, backpacks, rolling around in my car. They would have a blast!

    Hope you have a wonderful Halloween!

  2. Tonia October 31, 2010 at 8:16 pm #

    Pecans – they always remind me of my grandparents. We lived next door and they had 2 large pecan trees in their yard. We spent hours picking up pecans. My grandfather would crack them open for us to eat. I miss him so.

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