Happy Birthday Jerry! Here he is with my sister-in-law.
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.
I’ve spent a marathon week (sunrise to sunset) in the sewing room. I have made really good progress despite every bit of technology I own turning against me and the best efforts of two boys to sabotage my careful plans.
All individual Impie, Hattie & Bea orders (except 1) have been shipped and my Hoffman shipment, about 50 more hand-made items, is coming along nicely. I’ve shared a picture of yesterday’s view near the post office.
I did a bit of late night knitting, only a small portion has had to be pulled out because I was half-asleep… and I made a cheesecake and served it two ways. The recipe is on my food page.
I have updates for the fundraiser which I would have shared this past week during my Rocky Mountain Wednesday post but since that never happened…I’ll save it for next Wednesday.
Have a good weekend, I’m heading back to the sewing room.
A very big thank you to all who purchased Impie, Hattie & Bea products during the fundraiser I’ve been sponsoring at the webshop this past month. With your purchases, some direct gifts, and a few extra dollars I’ve added from time to time, we have raised $470.00 for flood relief. I’ll report next week about the recipients, I hope you are as excited as I am to be able to do this. Thank you again for your support.
Now for the pictures here. These again are from our recent short stay in Avon, Co. While there we drove up to Leadville which I’ve wanted to see since we moved to Colorado almost 18 years ago. It was mildly interesting and quite a scenic drive. We had a fancy lunch there – I ran into the grocery store and grabbed some buns, deli meat & cheese and some chips. The weather was beautiful and the combination of amazing Autumn and Winter scenes was wonderful. We drove across this bridge which I was not able to photograph successfully.
Ethan’s ankle is healing nicely, he tries to do too much with it and it flares up. I’m still having good days and bad days with this darn Autumn cough/bronchitis that hits me annually. Jerry has started a big, out of town project which is not in nearly such a nice or scenic locale and we miss him.
All fundraiser orders should be shipped by the end of the week and I’ll be getting shipments of the newest things ready for Hoffmans. I’ve also got a new model in the works.
There’s been a fair amount of eating going on around here. Here’s a small sample and some recipe recommendations.
Grilled cheese with spinach and a little onion on tortillas or you could call them quesadillas – sort of.
Smothered chicken casserole, use what you’ve got, I made this one with bacon, mushrooms, spinach, shallots, and Jarlsberg cheese piled on stir-fried chicken and baked.
French Onion Soup, recipe on my food page, I used that same Jarlsberg cheese on these – yum!
Crab Rangoon Dip – recipe here.
Tiramisu with raspberry – store bought, I put it in a fancy glass and plopped a berry on top!
Cookies made with my new favorite cookie recipe!!
There were 6 balloons in the sky on the way to church this past Sunday :0)
It’s hard to believe that much of 2013 has already passed. We celebrate our 29th anniversary this month and Jerry has a birthday. I’m already looking forward to Thanksgiving and it’s time to finalize Christmas gift ideas.
I will give you a final report on the Flood Relief Fundraiser in my next Rocky Mountain Wednesday post. Together we’ve raised well over $300. I can’t total it up just yet there are still some donations enroute at this point. I thank you so very much. I have a few creative ideas for what we’ve raised, I’ll be keeping you updated on that as well.
You may have noticed that there was no Rocky Mountain Wednesday post this week. I’ve been extrememely busy in the work room as you can guess. I am starting to feel a bit better, I don’t have to take my cough medicine round the clock anymore – thankfully. Ethan took a pretty bad tumble on Wednesday while we were out shopping. He has a badly sprained ankle which I thought must have been broken at the time. Thankfully I had Tyler and Kellen with me. Tyler was able to carry him to the car and Kellen had just bought himself a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream which the boys immediately thought to apply to the injury – as an ice pack although eating might have been beneficial to my nerves. Ethan is in very good spirits about the whole thing.
I have some knitted gifts underway for the holidays, I won’t be sharing many photos of those til January but here are a pair of mitts I knitted for myself early in October and which I may or may not be knitting more of for gifting… I used this pattern and this yarn. I’ve already gotten quite a bit of use from these especially when we were in Avon recently.
Yzma says, Happy November!
PS – I don’t know if you have to be logged into Ravelry for the pattern link to work….someone let me know if you have a chance please – thanks!
New from Impie, Hattie & Bea!
Now at the website and part of the Flood Relief Fundraiser going on through October 31st. I can’t get my pictures to upload there at the moment (we just switched to a new web host) but you can see the details here at the blog.
These will be available for shops in the near future. I’m a very busy bee in the sewing room and a bit under the weather so your patience is appreciated!
PS – for a limited time, Woodland Sampling Workbooks purchased through the webshop will include the Floss-Away bag.