Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A Beautiful Time of the Year!

     I know that in so many areas, the foliage is at its peak as far as colors go, and this is the time when I think of NH and the beautiful mountain views.  The colors are outstanding and nothing is better than a walk through some beautiful sunny woods with the air clean and brisk.  All bundled up with a knitted hat over your ears and a lunch in your backpack.  The picture here was taken in my hometown of Dover, NH in Pine Hill Cemetery.  

     The weather has indeed cooled down a lot from the brutally hot and humid summer that we had this year in NC.  We still hit our back porch first thing for coffee, but now, with sweaters on or a small throw around ourselves.  The birds are fewer.  Yes, even here in sunny NC, a lot of the birds decide that enough of the cooler temperatures are enough and head for warmer winter homes.  We still have the tough ones though and they're here for the whole winter.  Love watching them at the feeders each morning.
     Have gotten a good start on a second infinity scarf using Cake yarn.  This yarn is so soft around the neck and comes in many different color combinations.  The directions are on the label of the yarn, but I did go a step further and joined the ends to make it into the infinity scarf.  This, along with the first one will be a Christmas gift..

     I have another diamond completed on my "Quaker Diamonds" piece and it's such a pretty on.  Also another letter, X. was added.  Trying to get a little stitching in each night.  I've just started the next to the last diamond on the piece and will be thrilled when I can say that this is done, and can have it framed and all.  I think I've enjoyed this piece more and more as I've worked it up.

  I was so surprised when I took a look at a Camellia shrub that I've had for about four years, the other day.  Every year it would put out one the two flowers.  This year it is covered with beautiful pink blooms.  Had to take a couple of pictures this morning and realized that the bees are every bit as happy as I am!

     Well, I need to let ya'll get back to your day and I hope that every one of my dear followers and friends are having a good one.
     Until next time, ya'll take care, be warm and well and remember to "feel the colors".

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Small Finish

     I finished the first in the series, "ABC Samplers" by Little House Needleworks.  It worked up in 17 hours total and it was a nice stitch.  Looking forward to starting the second one.  Here's a picture of the one finished.  I always enjoy working with warm autumn colors.

     Before I do start the second one, I want to do some stitching on my "Quaker Diamonds".  You can see how much I've accomplished so far on this piece.  Not that much more to go.  I do know exactly where I'll be hanging it when it is done.

     My son and my sweet daughter-in-law came down over the weekend from NH.  We always enjoy their visits so much.  We were supposed to do a 5k bridge walk but due to the flooding still going on from Matthew, it was postponed.  So Lisa along with my sister Georgia and I decided to go on a 22 mile hike instead.  We started about eight in the morning packed with lunches, water and first aid gear.  Only go to do a total of six miles before we ran into water deep enough to block our path.  It was a beautiful day for hiking though and we'll do it again once we can be sure that the trails are dryer.

My sweet Lisa. She's like a ray of sunshine morning to night.  Always smiling and loving life.  Love her so very much.

And my sister Georgia all dressed for the day.

     Flooding big time for sure.

     Went out to a couple of second hand shops.  Found a nice new one right here in Havelock.  I picked up the rug for my sewing room and I love all the colors in it.  It makes the room feel so homey and brightens it up also.

I also found this cross stitched piece which has been mounted and all in a tray.  No date or initials on it, but I love it.  Goes perfect in my apple kitchen.  Someone did a fantastic job on it for sure.  Bright colors indeed.  

A couple more pictures and I'll let you go.  Our good friend David, went to Ohio to visit his daughter and her family.  He came home with this beautiful dish for me.  He knows I love colors and knew I would like it.  Isn't it great!

Close up below showing the colors a little better.

I best let ya'll go for this time around.  Thank you so much for stopping in and leave a "Howdy" please.  I love hearing from each and every one of you.  Until next time, stay safe an well and don't forget to "feel the colors".