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Monday, October 26, 2015

Hello Autumn

Good Evening my Lovelies!

Popping in for an Autumn post and picture show and tell.

                                         My Best Foliage shot this Fall

                                             Cut my hydrangea for some loveliness inside

                       Dining room table centerpiece, getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner

                                         More decorations for some seasonal fun

                                         Kitchen area and family room mantel

                                                  Saw this and thought is was perfect!

Woodstock Vermont Main Street, so pretty

                            My favorite RED bridge on the way to Woodstock, Taftsville, Vt.

                                                   Best Maple Tree Foliage

Lizzy's did this for me, "I invite my grandmother to a marshmallow party" I accept little Lizzy💕

                                      Chicken pot pie, Cold weather cooking has begun.

                                                    New cook book, it's a good one!

                                   Just what I didn't need, a new carryall, but couldn't resist

                                               And a new tray, love chickens, especially red

                                                  So here is the sweater, ready to sew up

                                        And here it is all done. Ready for Baby shower :  )

Nice pattern and fun to make. All made in one piece, two seams to sew up and buttons.

                                           Sorry for the poor lighting in some of my photos

Hope everyone has a good week and finds time to enjoy some crafting, yarns and fabric goodness, or really whatever makes you smile!

Thanks for visiting my blog and taking time to comment, if you like. I do love your comment!


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Books and More

First of thank you all for your well wishes for my back. It is so much better and I can even garden for a bit each day, but it's my hip that I suffer most from. It all started with Zumba, I was ignoring it and hoping things would just get better....well it didn't so I'm doing PT and exercises to strength the area.
X-rays showed two osteophytes but they didn't seem to alarmed by them. SO I'm being a good girl and doing my exercises everyday and walking too!! Thank you again my friends for your concerns, they mean so much when you are in pain.

So I have done a lot of reading this summer and really all year, 21 books to date. I think reading was a great escape from all the planning this year and really just relaxing!

Here's a list from June on and a 5 star rating, 5 being the best! I was lucky because most of the books I chose were great.

1. Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende *****
2. One Plus One by JoJo Moyes *****
3. At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen *****
4. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah *****
5.The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh *****
6. The Vacationers by Emma Straub ****
7. The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams *****
8. A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams *****
9.The Ship of Brides by JoJo Moyes *****
10. The Storied Life of A.J. Fiery by Gabrielle Zevin ****
11. Overseas by Beatriz Williams *****
12. Reading "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante now, it is a 4 book series and good so far, this is the first book.

It looks like I gave all but two of the books 5 *'s. Great books!  I record the books I read because I forget the plots, so I write a very short summary and it helps refresh my memory. I know I may be a bit nerdy! hahaha

I'm back to knitting a bit lately. I'm going to a baby shower in November and it's a boy so BLUE it is!
I have never worked this pattern, knit all in one piece and then just sew up side/sleeves. I will let you know how it goes and if I recommend it.

Here is my hexie WIP, slow going but it's fun and I'm just enjoying the process. It's my first hexie project! Do you like the fabric for the back? I thought it was cute!

Cut some Coleus from the garden before a frost and rooting it! Such pretty variegated leaves.

Well, dear friends, thank you so much for visiting me here and taking the time to read my blog. I wish you all happiness, contentment and good health.



Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Autumn is Here

Hello dear friends and followers, it's been awhile, but I am alive and well. Although I did hurt my back this past weekend with fall cleanup. I think that is why I am finally getting to blog and sit with an ice pack on my lower back. Yesterday it was heat that felt good but today it is cold that is helping. I have all this energy but my body is not cooperating, so frustrating and sad......but I will heal and mend and be raring to go soon, I HOPE.

So this summer the two weddings were amazing, both daughters married, happy and blessed. Can you believe we are still waiting for some of the professional photos. I'm sure there will be some beautiful wedding photos for Christmas presents :  )  

Our renovation in Martha's Vineyard is complete. It truly turned out so beautifully and the new space and kitchen is wonderful. We didn't get any real time to enjoy it yet but we will next year. We'll be closing it up for the winter and reopening early spring!!! (the weddings took all our vacation time...so worth it needless to say)

Autumn is here and the colors are finally coming, really slow this year due to the dryness we have had. But the past rain and sun this past week did it's magic! The weather is chilly in the morning, warm in day and then back to chilly in the evening....three change of outfits!

Now that all the activities and planning for the two weddings are over and the renovation is done, I'm a little in limbo and finding myself again. I truly loved the whole wedding planning and actually miss all the family hustle and bustle. The holidays will be here before long, so I will be fine.

Let show some photos

                                           Farmers market harvest

                                           Love this.....see the heart❤️

                                           Still lots of flowering plants


           Oh dear.....don't know what happened in my yard.....but I do know it was not Jack

Thanks for visiting my dear friends, HAPPY OCTOBER, and I sure hope I am back soon! I have missed my blog and all of your lovely visits and comments.

Next time I will share my hexie baby blanket and books I have read this summer. (and there are many)


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