Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Bloglandia Ball - September Full Moon


Today...this Full September moon, is the Bloglandia Ball...hosted by Elizabeth Bunsen, of Be...Dream...Play... After much thinking, a push from Lady Lea, and a bit of inspiration over coffee and knitting needles, . . .

I decided to
play
whirl
spin
and dance.

I decided to
lay in a bed of flowers
wear my pretty red shoes
visit and share secrets with girlfriends
and let Summer chase me into Fall.


I decided to
try something new
sip nettle tea

nibble herbal cookies laced with
lavender, lemon, and mint.


I decided to
laugh at the party
laugh most hearty
no sitting in corners for me.


I decided to
howl at the moon
fall into a swoon
and then wake again
to a now waning moon.





56 comments:

eb said...

what a lovely dress - so glad that you have joined us...

xox - eb.

Janet said...

I love your dress! How appropriate to wear a knitted dress for an autumn ball....and the colors are just perfect.

Julia said...

O it's lovely and great color too :)

The Rose Room said...

beautiful:)

tash said...

A really stunning dress, you are so clever! The poem was wonderful too, I saw the moon in the sky last night and thought how full and magical it looked.

Cre8Tiva said...

nice meeting you...i used yarn in my dress too...your gown is wondrous...very chic...save a dance for me...blessings, rebecca

Naturegirl said...

I have been brought to the party on the wings of a butterfly but I sit this dance out and watch you twirl and dance amongst the ribbon and lace and all that glitters
by the light of the moon...what better way to heal ..to be in the company of all that's pretty..ah yes lavender to calm my spirit!Great energy at this ball!! Your dress so autumn!hugs NG

Kara said...

I love the dress but mostly I love the inspiring words - dance lovely Annie -dance!

tinker said...

I'll howl at the moon with you! The knitted dress is lovely, and just perfect for fall. So glad to see you at the ball!

jungle dream pagoda said...

Such a pretty dress,in the most wonderful Autumn colors!...and the music...enchanting!

LMS(oceandreamer) said...

I am SO SO happy to see you here at the Ball. What a beautiful dress, how I love her adornment at the waist. The colors perfect for an Autumn Ball. Dear Frister, won't you dance with me?
XOXOXO

Donna O. said...

Hello! I love you post! Anyone who laughs and howls should be at the center of The Ball!! And how could you not be with those little red shoes (yep I saw them!)
D.

rochambeau said...

What a clever frock Annie E. Are those slippers on your belt buckel?
Let's laugh first then Dance the night away!

Jill said...

A perfect dress for a magical Harvest Moon Ball!

Lea said...

Oh Annie... I just love you! This is de~light~ful the dress and poetry dress!!! The red roses and I will join you in howling at the moon and dancing the night away! I am SO glad you are here!!! Let's Dance sweet friend!!!!

Leslie said...

So pretty. Howl, sister, howl! And save a dance for me!

Sandra Evertson said...

This is SO Yummy!
I Love the colors!
Stunning!
Sandra Evertson

Erin Earls said...

What a wonderful dress, so glad you joined us, and glad to meet you.
Love Erin~

Stephanie said...

Oh! I am SO glad Lea pulled you along to the ball! And like Ms spf's said...no wall flowers here!

Thank you for the dance!!

Ursula Shaw said...

Your knitted dress is fabulous!

PEA said...

I decided not to go to the ball but I'm peeking through one of the windows and see you all in your beautiful dresses:-) What fun you all seem to be having...you are like an autumn leaf, softly drifting from one dance step to another...xox

Carmen said...

I love it!!! And your wall hanging is fine too and great idea to hang art!
You are very talented dear writer friend ;-)

lauren said...

how totally & completely FABULOUS!!!

Linda said...

You look Divine! You must feel really good, too..you dance like a wild woman!

pamelahuntington said...

How lovely for an autumn ball,
such yummy colors and an elegant
belt!
pamela

Maize Hutton said...

Love the colors and warm feel! Off we go to twirl around in our gowns....
(nice ta meetcha)

{hugs}

Jo Anne Owens said...

Oohhhh my! What a lovely knitted ball dress!! LOVE orange and pink together too...lovely, just lovely!

Mary Timme said...

I think it is best to leave a conscious mark on life. And why not? We need to live it to get to the ending, which is the best beginning of all.

Dance holes through your slippers my dear!

Gemma said...

Your gown is lovely....So glad you came and enjoyed!

She'sSewPretty said...

I'm so glad you decided to knit up a dress for the ball!

A Fanciful Twist said...

What a lovely dress indeed.... So soft and beautiful.... xxo

amermaidmmv said...

what lovely dress. Please save a dance

AnastasiaC said...

what a fun dress!!! and yes I laughed the whole night too...and danced...and ate my way through the night!

Jill said...

Your gown is simply divine. I love the warm colors and texture! Dance and dance and dance the night away!

madrekarin said...

What a lovely, cozy dress! And the shoes look perfect for dancing in all night long!

Scrappy Moments said...

Love The dress and the cookies sound Yummy too! So fun this ball is...
Please join me for cheesecake at
http://scrapnmomsmoments.blogspot.com/

Angie

One Crabapple said...

ohhh this dress is CHARMING !

It looks like it feels dElicious ON and I LOVE the colors !

You are so clever using your knitting this way.
Enchanted !

And the SLIPPERS Annie ! Where did you get those?
(Can I trade you some of my blue ones or pink ones - lets talk !)

The Nettle Tea & Lavender Laced Cookies sound DIVINE and dancing here has been a treat.

Thank You.

Happy Autumn, Happy Full Moon !
Much Love (always)
S.

Artist in Progress said...

Lovely and so different. You will be dancing the evening away in that dress, love it. The color is so autumn.

Carol M

HopHopJingleBoo said...

hello, what a snuggly dress to where on a cool autumn evening..the colors of a fading rose or the last light of the setting sunny..

Pinkie Denise said...

Annie, Your post is great love the little poem and your darling dress.
Wasn't the ball fun? Don't forget to click your hill together three times, and remember theres no place like home!

Autrice DelDrago said...

Nifty!

qualcosa di bello said...

oh, ms. annie elf...i want to nibble on your lavender cookies...

& howl at the moon with you!!!

i am also enjoying your Benedict Notes...i very much agree with your assessment of the "readability" of Pope Benedict XVI vs. that of JPII

& your poetry is beautiful too...i just love poetry :)

T*mmy said...

Lovely post!!

Have a great day!
:)

Cre8Tiva said...

love your blog and art...thanks for the dance...blessings, rebecca

vicci said...

Wonderful Annie...Loved reading about your time at the ball...and love the dress! reminds me of Fall and apple hill....so warm and cozy! XXOO

Bejeweled said...

What an enchanting Autumn dress for the ball! Love the little red slippers on the belt. And it's knitted? ..... absolutely lovely!!

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello Annie Elf,
I am so happy that you found us. We are fine in Willows. Nice to ask about everyone. I see you have been busy with your needle work. I love crocheting. Not to good with knitting. But, I can do a scarf. I am
joyed the ball brought us together again. Will talk to you soon Pinkie

tongue in cheek said...

Annie Your dress is perfect for the Autumn ball, the harvest moon as your crown! The colors and texture dance with the falling leaves that dance at your feet!

Lee-ann said...

Annie being the bell of the ball!! is that very moment in time where you first place a little red slippered foot through the door of the ball room to the hush of those who see it arrive, to the mutterings of those who admire its brillent form........to the bell of the ball I send you much colour to do as you wish!!!!

Yes your parcel wrapped in plain paper and tied up with string will arrive and blossom only with your touch my dear friend.

Lee-ann

Pinkie Denise said...

Annie, I want to lay in your flower
bed and drink tea sounds so ever
wonderful. I am still dancing. Miss
and everyone from Willows says hello.
Pinkie

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Sounds like everyone had a great time. I didn't hear about it until after the fact, but it sounds like everyone had fun. We were just too busy with Joey last weekend.

Left-handed Trees... said...

Oh so beautiful...how inspiring!
Love,
D.

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Also, here's an interview that might be interesting:

http://www.anglicantv.org/blog/index.cfm/2007/9/28/Common-Cause-Interview-with-Bishop-Duncan

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Thank you for stopping in for a dance and leaving a post... your dress is divine! I look forward to our next meeting.. perhaps eb will entertain us with a costume partay next time???

lila said...

YOur knitted dress is just amazing! What an inspiration!

Bimbimbie said...

Beautiful words, I especially like the last five lines *!*