Sunday, October 30, 2011

We interrupt this season...

 Life has been busy.  On Thursday, I had all four burners going at the same time.


 On Saturday morning, I hurried to bring in the mums from the front steps.  It looks like we live in a florist's shop now.  It's kinda nice.


I didn't want the mums to be killed. By the snow.
Trick-or-treating in snow boots?  I guess there's a first time for everything!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Five Photos

We've been busy.  We've been hitting,




and pitching,



 and starting,



and finishing!



(and smiling, too!)



Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's Thursday!

A day off.  I think I have three days' worth of things I want to accomplish today, and first on my list was "post blog entry."  I love checking things off the list!  Look at how my insulator collection has grown--it expanded out to the side windows!
 Most of these I picked up while antiquing.  Four of them were acquired during a family trip out toward Lancaster, PA.  Turns out that right off the PA Turnpike is the antiques capital of something--the US?  Central Pennsylvania?  I don't know--I do know that we went to about three places, and there are about a dozen more to go to!
 Most of my acquisitions have been blue or clear.  But I just made a trade with a gentleman, and now I have some lovely green ones!
 Once the sun returned from its long, long vacation, I was able to fully appreciate the colors.  It looks like stained glass, and this is my view from the kitchen sink, so I'm happy that I have a great view of my collection.
 Christmas quilt?  Finished.  I decided to machine sew the binding.  Now to wash and put away until after Thanksgiving.
From Alicia Paulson's Embroidery Companion.  I'm stitching this on cross-stitch fabric.  It has been years since I've done any cross-stitch.  Wow is this hard on the eyes!  I really should do this while sitting under a very bright light, but this project "lives" in the dining room, so I sit in there and squint and stitch.  One of these days I'll relocate.  And probably purchase some magnifiers.

So that's me on this Thursday.  Tonight I'll be knitting away on Aidez.  I have started the sleeves, so hopefully, I'll have a finished project to show you soon.