Ethan and I took a walk recently for the purpose of collecting some pretty Fall leaves. Mine are now displayed on the pantry door, Ethan’s are in a paper bag because he just can’t part with them but can’t be bothered to be crafty.
Please appreciate the last photo, it took a long while to get a picture of a leaf actually falling off that tree!
Don’t forget about the Colorado Flood Relief Fundraiser going on at the webshop!
I will be debuting one more new item during the fundraiser sometime next week!
Since I’m spending the day in front of my computer following flood updates and not accomplishing anything else, I thought I would blog.
Sorry for the boring photos and so many of them, humor me. I was pinspired to make some reusable produce bags. Can you see Miss Nosy Knickers having a sniff and again after I scolded her? I used tulle, sewed a double seam, and added a bit of stretchy cord along the top to help keep things inside. A half yard of tulle will make 4 medium sized bags. I think my total cost was about 85 cents. If only I had remembered to use my Hobby Lobby coupon!!
As I mentioned, we are in the midst of a flood event here. My first ever. Our neighborhood is on a little hill for which I am very thankful. Roads in every direction around us are closed and flooded at this point. I did venture out for cat food when it looked like we were well on our way to this very situation. The evacuation traffic was horrible but it’s one thing to be stranded for a few days, but to be stranded with three hungry cats…..
Our particular bit of the flooding has it’s own hashtag on social media if you are interested it’s #stvrainflood and another #longmontflood .
There is a rumor they are about to turn off the water. I’ve filled all my large cooking pots and pitchers and the bathtubs. I think I should go bake something while I can.
PS – I think I should begin a list entitled : Extraordinary Things that Happen When My Husband is out of Town
PPS – It’s still raining.
Ethan and I took a morning stroll through the local garden center, a very nice way to start the week.
I’m not in the habit of blogging specifically about my kids. They show up here and there in various posts – I usually don’t feature them but I thought I’d just share a quick general update on their Summer activities. It’s been a nice busy Summer so far.
Amber moved from her apartment to a house, here’s her semi-unpacked living room – I love her purple couch. We try to do something about once a week, important things like shopping and lunch!
Tyler moved from our house to his own apartment. This is before we stuffed it to the gills will all of his treasures last weekend. I’m not sure how long before it will look semi-unpacked…
Kellen has been riding his bike all over creation and reading Mark Twain, he’s almost done with that book. Jerry has been picking out things for him to read, wonder what will be next? He now has a room to himself which I know he is happy about.
Ethan just gets dragged along wherever I go. We are doing school all Summer so that takes up part of our day. We try to go for at least a 40 minute walk everyday, preferably with a playground in the vicinity.
Hope your Summer (if it is Summer where you live, otherwise your Winter) has been good so far – it’s flying by.
It’s hard to take pictures of the mountains when they are covered with clouds, so here are a few pictures from our second visit to the county fair.
Tomorrow – Garden themed pins :0)!
PS – rethinking my decision to post the pig picture right before the ice cream picture……
We stopped by the county fair to watch a bit of the 4-H Horse Show. The other livestock won’t arrive til next week so we will be heading back for a visit. Ethan especially looks forward to getting up close and friendly with his most favorite of all, the beautiful pigs. We did stop by the little petting zoo where he said hello to some goats, sheep, rabbits, and a week old chicken, I was so busy with the animals myself that I forgot to take pictures, except for the baby chicken.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Took a short drive in town to enjoy the patriotic sights and sounds – the symphony was playing in the park.
Then we stopped by the lake for a picnic.
Today’s walk had a country feel, Ethan and I both enjoyed this walk. I sure hope you like wildflowers because I have a new camera and that’s what I’ve been taking pictures of for the past 2 days. It was a lovely morning as you can see.
I got a little sidetracked on last week’s walks. Thursday’s was no fun at all – too hot and no shade. I couldn’t get any takers on Friday and besides the Prairie Schoolers arrived and that was way more fun!
Today’s flowers include prickly poppy, musk thistle, and flax which looked charming with some volunteer wheat outside the cornfield. Feeling just a bit sad that my flax seeds never came up…well not yet anyway.
Today’s theme is lakes and wetlands. This was a new walk for us, Kellen joined Ethan and I. It took about an hour and was really beautiful, I’ll be taking many more walks here I think. You can see it was another beautiful day, breezy and fresh and just a perfect morning to be outside.
In other news… another batch of Cottage Thread Pals is on it’s way to Hoffmans and should arrive Friday, thank you again and again for your interest in the things that I sew for my fellow stitchers, I hope you share my love of their usefulness and the way the fabrics work with the wonderful cross-stitch designs.
I have big plans to take five very different walks this week. Today’s theme would have to be roses and they were all from one lovely gardener’s yard. There were other yards along the way that had a pretty flower or two but this yard blew me away! I especially like the one that was the exact color of my favorite blouse.
A few other things… I made our annual jam supply, strawberry, peach, and peach raspberry Saturday night, not sure which is my favorite. Many PB & homemade J sandwiches have been enjoyed already. I also threw this summer salsa together tonight. I posted the details on my food page here at the blog.