Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fall In New England

Last Monday I had the day off so we took advantage of a beautiful day and headed out to lunch in a very quaint town.

spires reach for the beautiful blue sky

We visited a WW2 museum, I really thought I would be bored to tears but it was so interesting. they had it set up that each room was a year of the war. they had what was happening at home, what 
children might get for christmas, the music and what was in the movies.

I thought this was pretty interesting that home prices were
about 2X the average income. Not so now. 

To use up some of the apples we picked last weekend
I made apple butter...
I canned some for gifts. It came out so amazing.

In all of it's beautiful yummyness. I used
fresh ginger and cider, the apple comes through so well.

This piece has been giving me more trouble then
I can say. I think my confidence is gone and I don't trust my decisions. First the back ground was not dark enough, So I over dyed it with some med brown that was solved.

Then the letter looked to much like crayon so I cut the wool thinner, no luck, now I have taken two different browns let's see if that will work. 
Like most of you I have heard the scary awful news of this country.
I have my views why and what should be done or should have been done, but I guess that is for another time.
We have decided that to stay close to home is probably the 
best thing. And pray a lot.
Coming events cast their shadows before.


Dog Trot Farm said...

Loving this beautiful weather much to do before winter hits...glad you were able to get away and enjoy the day...staying close to home, travelling the back roads, avoiding crowds sounds like a good idea to me... Majority of my Christmas shopping will be done on line...Happy anniversary to you and the Mr. may you have many more years together...Miss B has grown leaps and bounds...she is a sweetie...Hugs...

WoolenSails said...

I love getting out this time of year and fun to visit places, close to home. We went to the submarine museum today, that was fun and I do love history.


Julia said...

Cathy, I would love visiting that WW2 museum.
Talk about a trip down memory lane. I remember my parents talking about how it was and I remember ration booklets that were left over after the war.... As a child I was so frightened when i would hear a plane fly overhead. I would hide behind a tree stump or lay down in the tall grass. I remember sugar being rationed.

That price list is something else.

My husband was reminiscing when he was around 9 years old in the early 50ies and it cost 10 cents to go to a Lone Ranger movie. A gallon of gas was .29 cents, a bottle of pop was .07 cents and you got .02 cents back when you returned the bottle.
An ice cream cone was .05 cents, a box of Cracker Jack was .05 cents. Those were the days...

Your apple butter looks yummy on buttered toasts.
It makes my mouth water.
Have a great week.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Scary times!!! I fear for our grandchildren.
Hugs :)

yaya said...

You live in a wonderful beautiful! Love the apple butter, it looks delish! If you're referring to Ebola virus that's happening, as a health care worker I'm worried too. Prayers and staying close to home is probably a very good idea. I know I don't have any desire to travel except my son and his family live in Oregon and like it or not, I'm going to have to fly out one of these days....anyway, I will enjoy this time of year. Have a good week.

Judy said...

I like that you posted the prices from the year I was born. :-) I don't know what scary news in this country you are speaking of--there is so much I can't keep up! We have fallen so far that I don't know if we ever will get back the country we are familiar with.

Primitive Stars said...

Evening Cathy, wonderful weather your enjoying, pretty scenery. Oh that Apple butter looks so yummy, my mouth is watering...Blessings Francine.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Apple butter and beautiful are a busy lady. That museum was a fun place to see :)

Sweet Tea said...

I'm really not a "Fall person", but my very favorite thing about the season is Apple Butter. Yours looks YUMMY!

Krafty Connie said...

I think the fall in New England must be just glorious with all the color. We have color here but so much rain and it's not as enjoyable. I love getting out on fall days. Fall is my fave season. I have a fondness for WW2 era and once had a 1940s museum kitchen room in my basement for the things I collected and loved playing old swing big band music while I lounged there at times. Re your hooking project, I'd love to do that. I saw a demo at a quilt retreat and bought a beginner basic project but didn't finish, somehow I got discouraged. I have TONS of wool that would be great for using but haven't pushed myself. Prolly should.