Saturday, September 29, 2012

Ten Little Pumpkins

I have been busy in my pumpkin patch!

I now have ten little pumpkins!

Three pumpkins are going to a new home this weekend.

10-3= 7
I'll have seven pumpkins left for 
Jubilee's Route 66 Country Store
Pumpkin Patch

But that is okay.
More pumpkins are on their way.

Would you like your own pumpkins?

Poly Pumpkin Patch

Sunday, September 16, 2012

New Mexico Chile Season

Today, we finally got back to Wagner's Farm
to see the green chile roasting.

Green chile can be purchased by the bushel or the bag.

I was allowed to look at it,
but warned not play in other people's food!

After green chile is paid for,
each bag or bushel gets a number for roasting.

Roasting chile has a delicious,
yet peculiar burnt smell.

This chile has been purchased,
and given a number.
The chile is taken outside to wait in line for roasting.

Red chile is green chile that  has been left on the vine longer.
These red chiles have been made into ristras.

Green chile is a vegetable, and it will go bad
if left on the counter, just like a green bell pepper would rot.

Red chile is dried and used as a seasoning in sauces
and other New Mexican recipes.

Both red and green chile is too hot for me,
but here, you can find chile on everything, from green chile cheeseburgers,
to pizza with green chile and other traditional and modern favorites.
Chile is usually found in recipes with lots of cheese to help soothe those 
burning taste buds!
If you eat chile, be sure to have a tissue handy,
because it will drain your sinuses!!!
Chile is a great New Mexican tradition!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Hitty Jubilee's 100 Dresses Project

 This is Hitty Jubilee's adoption photo and description by Paulette.
I told her that I was interested in sewing for my new Hitty,
and she found just the right Hitty to come to my home!

Since she arrived, I have been learning how to sew in this small scale using Paulette's patterns.
Although I have made a few more dresses or outfits then those shown,
these dresses are my "keepers"; the ones I felt turned out reasonably well.

I most often use the Hitty Dress Set, the Multi-Dress Pattern,
the capri length pants (bloomers) with the Pants and Shirt Set,
and her more recently released Easy Dresses Pattern.
To Jubilee's preference, I usually use the skirt length from the Hitty Dress Set,
regardless of which bodice set I use (Hitty, Multi-Dress, or Easy Dresses).

Spring 2012: Original Dress, Spring Multi-Dress
Easter Dress, Fountain Dress (Spring Floral)
Summer 2012: July 4th Dress, Sailor/Swim Dress,
Aloha Dress, NM Chile Season Dress

Spring Multi-Dress

Summer Sailor Dress/Swimming Dress
with removable collar.
This Spring Floral was named the "Fountain Dress"
After Jubilee fell into a Florida fountain
on vacation in June.
4th of July Dress
New Mexico Chile Season

Aloha Dress

November Dress

With all of the sewing we have been doing,
it was suggested in good humor that Jubilee wanted "100 Dresses".
So this is our good start, and our Flickr album 
Hitty Jubilee's "100 Dresses Project".

This is my note on "cheating". 
Hitty Jubilee's original dress was sewn by Paulette.
I am still counting it as dress #1
since this is Jubilee's 100 Dresses Project,
not a project to torture the seamstress with rules.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

First Fall Fashion

This weekend is Labor Day weekend.
In America, we say that Labor Day
 is the last unofficial day of summer.

I'm really glad that summer is ending!
I can't wait to see real pumpkins and fall leaves!

This is my first long sleeved dress, and first fall dress.
I hope to wear it when I go see real fall leaves,
although I heard that might not happen for a while.