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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October Fun

Hello dear blogging friends. October is a nice time of year to do many activities you can only do in the Fall/Autumn.

The trees are dwindling in color but we still have a few bold colors left. These are from our backyard. I noticed them after I saw "this" the other morning.

A few visitors came to feast on our red berries, getting ready for the winter months. They are pretty cute and very young.

So back to activities.....we met up with our little granddaughters and mom and dad and we went Apple picking. Talk about good old fashion fun, this is it. We use to do this every year when the kids were little, so it was a treat to do it again.

Look at the fun

                                                    Beautiful orchards

                                                    Beautiful Abby(8) and Lizzy(6)

                                                   Reaching high

                                                    Many uses for an apple picker

                                                    So many dropped apples, yummy smell and sight

                                 So Sunday morning was a treat with a "Dutch Apple Pancake"
You make it in a cast iron skillet and let me tell you it is good. SO good you don't even need syrup!
If anyone wants the recipe just leave a message in the comments and I will get it to you.

The weekend before this we went to an October Festive at Harpoon Brewery and that is also lots of fun. It is only an half hour drive from us and was a beautiful fall day. The company was good, beer was hoppy, soft pretzels and sausage all so tasty. Not my normal diet but so much fun to join in on the fun.

                                   Of course the place was packed and the beer was flowing!

Many walks have happened and lots of leaf collecting. I often have the desire to use my watercolors when this happens. I'm not good at ALL, but its fun. The app "Watercolour" is awesome though.

                                            Look at these stunning leaves



                                          Playing with water and paint

                                                   Added to peg board

Lots of fun, out of my system for another year!!!

The photo shot for Amy and Andy (the bride to be and groom to be) went very well. The day was perfect and the location was exceptional. Shelburne Farm in Burlington, Vermont. It is a mixture of landscape of farm, hills, gorgeous sky's, Lake Champlain, beautiful Inn, museum, and barns. The photographer took 525 pictures. The ones I saw were so fabulous. Here are some scenery photos

                                                    Sky and Maple tree on farm

                                                    Believe it or not, a BARN  Look at those windows

                                          Lake Champlain, across the lake is upstate New York

     Like I said a perfect day. I will share a few photos after they have been downloaded.

I've been knitting lately, My LYS has a winter project I signed up for. Make 7 scarves, one a month and you don't get the patterns but one a month and then you sew them together to make a lap throw. I thought it would be fun and so far I have two scarves knit and now have to wait until November for the next pattern : (  The exciting part there is a motif pattern on each scarf and it is a mystery. It will either say something or be a design, so I'm looking forward to the reveal.

                                                    Name of Project

                                          Two scarf patterns

                                                 Scarf one and two.....it will measure around 42"x48" and then a border.  
                                                 So it will be a surprise to me also!  

I have also been spending some time buying fabrics for my stash! So much fun to collect and then make into the perfect creation.

 Aren't these beauties!!!!! Love the bike and bunting❤️

Well, my lovelies, I will end this long post and wish you all well! Hope your days are fun, happy and full of love. I thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. Love all your words❤️


       Abby and her scarecrow friends "Jack and Jill"  Now on either side of their driveway🎃


  1. Goodness sakes, Robin.. you have been a VERY busy bee! Weddings, apple picking, beautiful granddaughters, fabric.. and knitting.. I'd say you have a very good life. Thanks for sharing.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Oh no..having SO much trouble commenting! I won't type it all again...but I LOVED this post! The girls are so cute! Loved the yarn project and the fabric! Please share you recipe!!!
    xo Kris

  3. oh your're so busy and make so beautiful things ..... thanks for sharing the fall pictures. I love them ! and the scarves ! and the fabrics... and in the car ... well !!!
    have fun and a lovely day too !

  4. Hello dear Robin,

    Your October seems to have many beautiful colors in it, and full of happy creations! Those beautiful leaves are such inspiration, and that painting captured the just perfectly. Happy knitting days, dear friend!


  5. Very busy indeed, a great October. The pancake looks delicious, such great outings and projects the scarves look delightful.

  6. Thanks for sharing some of your busy days, Robin!! Freshly picked apples sound wonderful. Our family makes that same puffy pancake.
    I'm glad you could have time with your kids and granddaughters.
    Happy late October to you all!!
    Anne D.T. xx

  7. The sky and maple tree photo is stunning Robin!!!!
    What fun you must have had picking those apples and then eating them! :)
    How lovely to little deer visit your garden!
    V x

  8. So lovely o catch up on all your adventures. The girls are getting so big! I bet they had a wonderful time at the apple orchard. I did not know you could paint! I think you are very talented. Have a lovely week and good luck with the next installment for that scarf/blanket.

  9. What a lovely autumn you are enjoying dear Robin. So many lovely sights and smells, that pie looked delicious. Your darling granddaughters are getting so grown up, they always looks so happy, apple picking looked such fun. Those pre wedding photos look gorgeous, how exciting life is at the moment for you, savour every moment xx

  10. Such exciting projects you've been engaged in! Thank you for sharing your special moments, especially those of your family. I have never seen an apple picker - interesting! I hope to do that one day too!

  11. Gorgeous autumn colours here, and lovely to read about your sweet family and the apple picking...and eating :) The pre wedding pictures are lovely, what a lot of things you have going on, and such special times!
    Happy days, lovely Robin!
    Helen xox

  12. What wonderful autumn times you have been having!! Such beautiful photographs too. That barn really is amazing isn't it. Loved the pictures of the deer as well. xx

  13. Oh I can see you and family are having lots of fun times, lovely Robin, and aren't your grand-daughters so cute and pretty! I'm loving your fabrics and what a good idea with the knitting - that's different isn't it! Your dutch apple pancake looks so yummy and if you have time please share the recipe - I'd love to give it a go!
    Also I want to thank you for your lovely message on mine on my return to blogland - I always so enjoy hearing from you and sharing your happenings! xoJoy