Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Amish are Shocking!!

I knew that title would make you look! =) I had to take a death message to an Amish family this morning. If someone in their family from out of the area dies, they call us and we notify the family. They don't like to see us pull up in their driveways. If we are there on any other type of business, we are quick to let them know. It is an overcast and chilly day. A perfect day for staying indoors by the fire. It is around 50 degrees with a chilly wind. We are going to have homemade chicken noodle soup for supper. That is a comfort food for me.

Anyway, I loved the way the light was in the sky. In places here and there a sunbeam would poke its way through the gloom and illuminate something on the ground. It almost made you think that there must be a treasure buried there. I had to stop several times to take pictures. =) I don't get to do that when I ride with either of my guys. The Amish had put their corn in shocks. Here are some pictures.

The little dots on the hill in the picture below are corn shocks as well.

I also got some sewing done this weekend. I am trying to block the sun from shining in my pantry. I made a single curtain for the door and the window. I may still have to have blinds or something. It is very light in there, even with the curtains.

I made this skirt for the counter top. I want to store potatoes under it. I have the baskets to put them in, but I need to build some sort of frame so that they sit up off the floor. Our milk fridge is going to go on the right hand side of the counter, so that will block that end off.

I had a bag holder out of this same material, only it was a light blue. Josh and Britt did not have one, and she liked that one, so I gave it to her. I had a scrap of fabric left and made this one for me.


The Sisters said...

Hi Marci,
It must be really neat to live around the Amish! We love learning about there culture. There are none around us though ): so we always look forward to you talking about them and sharing the pictures!
Your sewing projects look great!

~Have a nice day!

christine said...

I may have just the piece of fabric you need and as I have no use for it I'd be happy to pass it along to you.

I bought it two years ago when we moved to our farm and I thought I would make lined curtains for the windows. We have since decided that we would rather have roller shades.

It is a piece of black out material that I purchased at JoAnn's for lining drapes and is used to block out light.

The piece measures 54 x 72". It has been patiently waiting for a purpose high up on the closet shelf.

Email me if you are interested. I may be driving up 62 to go to Berlin this weekend and could bring it along on my way up.


Lady_MSnow said...

Yes, I am sure the Amish don't every want to see you pull up in the drive. ;o) The pictures are wonderful. I miss living in the country, but Living in town isn't so bad when you get used to it. :) As for the sewing, great job. The fabric is very pretty. :D

Peggy said...

I want your pantry, milk room! Thanks for letting us know about the sales. I ordered some grow a frog kits for some of the grandkids stocking.

Regina said...

I love the pictures. Thank you for sharing. I'm going now to check out the sales!

mary said...

What beautiful pictures! I absolutely love your new pantry. Isn't it wonderful to have so much room to store everything? Have a blessed week sweet Marci!

Theresa said...

The blockout material suggestion was good. If you don't want to have a dark color behind, it might help to have even a lining of medium blue behind and wouldn't be too hard to do.

I love seeing the pictures.

Ladyfromthewoods said...

Ha, ha...it really took me the whole post to realize the joke...shocking. I'm a blonde-what can I say.

The fabric is soooo you! You and your sunflowers and snowmen! Oh, and the blue is the perfect common color between those two, so you can have both sunflowers and snowmen without clashing! You need a snowman holding a sunflower. Yep, that would be too cute.

xo teresa

supper works said...

You know, I've never met an Amish person before. I heard only good things about them though, they seem like very helpful people. Hopefully I can take a trip one day to see them and get to conversate with them. Well hopefully that goes well.