Friday, October 1, 2010

Indian Summer

Sometimes, I drive past the cemetery on the hill and see a funeral where everyone is holding balloons. Then I look at some funeral websites, only to discover that doing a balloon release is a thing--like releasing doves.
I think I want that at my funeral, but maybe they shouldn't get released unless they are biodegradable.

Sometimes I go visit my friend in SE and help her pick tomatoes, and her kids insist that i participate in their "fairy parade" by walking around the block with the bowl of tomatoes over my head.

Then I went to the Pendleton Woolen Mills store which I found out about via {modish}. There are a lot of great finds at this warehouse. Pendleton wool is pretty pricey, but you can find discounted remnants and other sewing supplies. There is also a great little museum in the back! And I finally got something I have been wanting for a while:
A blanket carrier. Maybe it's dorky, but I love it; I got a plaid blanket like these ones, but mine is rusty orange and blue.

I also took a look at the remnants and bought some wool fabric to make my own wool skirt a la Opening Ceremony's collaboration with Pendleton wool.
I will post pictures when I'm done! The weather has been so beautiful here in Portland, so I better make the most of this Indian Summer.


Liz said...

I'm so glad you got the blanket holder!!!! I want to have a fairy parade too... is it only tomatoes?

KirstieBirstie said...

Oh no, before I had the tomatoes I had to bang a measuring cup with a chopstick. They were so cute, but they kept getting mad because they thought I should be playing with them instead of talking to their mom. We also played dolls--it was Christmas morning.

And I like your picture!!!

Heidi said...

The blanket holder! You finally bought it! I think that you should release balloons at your funeral too.

KirstieBirstie said...

haha I love that you both understand my need and love for this blanket holder!