This is what I remember about growing up in Pennsylvania. The fall leaves were spectacular! I miss this scene so much! My Grandparents lived in the woods of Elmenton, PA. This was a very familiar landscape there. I loved to walk the woods when I would visit them. No matter the season, the area was postcard perfect! I don’t miss the gloom of winter in PA. As a child I’m sure that I suffered from season defective disorder. Big time depression!
The scenery and the feel of fall were always my favorite time of year. My Mom always sewed the most beautiful Halloween costumes for me. She would ask me every year in August, what I wanted to be. We would go shop at Woolworths for a pattern and fabric. I loved that about my Mom! She was so very talented in so many ways. Creative beyond words.
One of the best costumes she ever made for me was a bride costume. She made it from an old lace tablecloth we had. It was so beautiful! I wish that I had a pic of that one. I always wanted to be something pretty. Never scary. I was a southern belle, a spanish dancer to name just a few. These were the most elaborate costumes! Just beautiful.
When I performed in a talent show in high school, she made a beautiful jumpsuit with sequins and rhinestones. So flashy! I loved wearing that outfit so much. This was the 70’s and bling was the thing!
When my kids were young, I recall that she made these elaborate Hershey Kiss costumes for each of the girls. Made out of gold satiny material. Soooo cute!
She would outfit all of my school plays,the entire cast, not just me! School clothes, my sisters prom dress. My winter formal dress. Beautiful coats. Sometimes without even a pattern! The woman could sew! What a lost art.
I did not inherit that ability or desire. My sister sews. Very few people sew anymore.
So, as a result, I will pay the $30.00 dollars for a cute/ decent and presentable costume for Zoe to wear this Halloween. She and her friends have decided to go as different colored crayons. Zoe wants a blue crayon costume. Her best friends will be purple and pink crayons.
Daughter Britt always fashions her kids costumes and here is a pic she sent to me yesterday of what she came up with for Liz to wear… So cute huh?!
Lexie also shared a photo with me the other day of Alissa in her costume for this year…
This was Kadee’s costume last year
Zoe the flapper a few years ago…
So here it is a few weeks from Halloween and I have yet to get Zoe’s costume. This is the goal for today. A little sad that I’m not as creative as some Mom’s ! My mother took the cake on this so I’ll stick to what I can do… Decorate and bake the cake…
Have a great day all! I would love to hear from you and about you too!