and a squirrel…
Like many people here in the USA we’re experiencing some Extra Wintry Weather. I’m keeping the feeders full and making good use of my camera and knitted apparel.
I finished up my green mittens and gave them a nice blocking. I also baked some yummy molasses cookies. Winter weather is on the way! Jane is here because she ‘helped’ with the mitten blocking, and Ethan because he helped take mitten pictures while I was wearing them.
PS – you can see how sunny and warm the weather was yesterday in Ethan’s picture, it looks a bit different today.
PPS – thank you for your Cyber Monday Orders!! They are all being shipped today, just ahead of the snow storm :0)
PPPS – the cookie recipe is on my food page (tab at the top here) and the mitten pattern/yarn info is here .
I stitched this on 32 lambswool using the following threads -
Classic Colorworks (formerly Crescent Colours)
Brandied Pears (nose)
I’ve created an Advent page if you’d like to know more about this fairly new for our family Christmas tradition.
Wishing you and your family many blessings this Holiday Season!
A beautiful Autumn day! If you’d like to enjoy the sounds of this view, I recorded a short video here. Turn up the volume a bit.
Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating!
We are NOT having goose!
I baked up some chocolate cupcakes for Jerry’s birthday. Ethan gave him Monsters University on DVD as a gift so I used that as my inspiration. I think I got the colors right, my fingers are still blue and purple, I just couldn’t quite manage Mike Wazowski’s texture.
I found a pretty pumpkin for a great price to be our Thanksgiving centerpiece. I’m thinking of finishing off some of these hexie pieces (made two Summers ago) into a table runner. I haven’t quite worked that out yet but I have them on the table waiting for inspiration.
Thanksgiving will be small and simple at our house this year. The turkey is thawing and I think I have the sides planned and all the ingredients on hand. I’m doing all the cooking myself for a rare change and looking forward to it – really.
I hope your week is starting off well!
PS – I have Christmas decorating plans brewing on the back burner! Too much time on Pinterest this weekend I think…here is my Holiday Board. Between now and Christmas I also have 2 more batches of birthday cupcakes to create, good thing I have a Cupcake Board as well!
I had thought about posting some photos of damage from the newly open areas here, it still amazes me what damage water can do. I’ve decided against that since things are really improving and there has been more than enough damage on the airwaves with typhoons and tornadoes lately. There always seems to be a need for help from weather emergencies. Both of the recent storms in the news have left terrible damage and make me wish I could do more!
I want to thank you all again, REALLY! With your purchases we’re able to help a local charity for women, a local small business that has just reopened and an individual I was told of who lost every thing in her craft room. This was in the form of an anonymous gift card – for the local small business. And finally the local animal shelter who is still caring for displaced pets and monitoring temporary foster homes for pets. I found out that more pets than people were actually rescued during the flood and there was a ‘no pet left behind’ policy practiced by all the agencies involved in rescues.
I hope you enjoy these photos I was able to take because a major road that was washed away creating a 140 mile detour, is now able to be used again. There are still several detours necessary for getting to the places we go but it is really getting so much easier to get around.
I have a little bit of stitching to share. It’s becoming a rare thing around here. I did almost all of this during the 4 days we spent in Avon in October. I added a few stitches this morning while we watched the launch of the Maven Probe on it’s way to Mars.
I like to have some significance to the ‘year’ I stitch on things, I often change the year to something from my own family history. I just followed the pattern on this one but wondered, why 1843?
Here are a few things that happened that year…
Mount Rainier erupted
An alligator fell from the sky during a storm in South Carolina
Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol in England
Here’s a little more useful info – you can find this design at the webshop. I’m stitching this on 35 count lambswool linen using DMC threads. I plan to make a small pillow possibly using the zig-zag fabric I recently purchased for throw pillows.