Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A Rare Midweek Post

My partner in crime and her husband celebrated 50 years!
Their daughter and son gave them a lovely party such a fun couple.
and did I mention that she is my husband's cousin. 
We love you Donna and Mike!
Today was a rare warm and rain free day in October so my friend Cathy and I took a little walk around town. This was in front of a wine store on Main St.. Halloween is suppose to be wind driven rain boo mother nature what a way to spoil the kids fun!
This is a fuzzy picture of my UFO I have pulled out more than I have put in but I will keep at it for a while longer.
A few weeks back a friend and I went to a rug show by Kathi Hooper here are a few more of her wonderful pieces.

Her colors are much more vibrant than what shows here.

And this is the name of our state's largest lake and it is in our area. 
I am sleeping better but I have found calming music on youtube that helps better than having the tv going.
I am still not through all the pumpkin spice creamer yet and yes I have a bottle at work for my coffee there too. I guess I could be addicted to worse things. Have a Happy Halloween!!!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Five Pounds Of Pumpkin Spice!

Today's rain is taking the last of our fall leaves off so I was glad to get this shot out our window yesterday. 

We have the fireplace burning and keeping us cozy on this rainy chilly day.

We are all set for Halloween we will trick or treat with Sweet B on Thursday. I know we don't have many years left of trick or treating with her so we want to enjoy each one!

I made a small pot of french onion soup. I loved it husband not so much.

Wed in the dark (4am)and pouring rain we headed for husband's yearly appointment in Boston. What is normally a 2 hour drive became a 3 hours drive. Ugg We always go in in rush hour traffic this doc backs up quick and later in the day you may have to wait a long time to see him. So we take the first appointment. All was good and felt that his issues in the past month were being well taken care of but we have to check in with him if any other issues arises. 

This November it will be 8 years since his transplant.
We feel so blessed and thankful.

I am trying to use up the wool that I have so I am dying.
I am not good at it and I do not dye for a certain thing as that never works for me but to dye for colors I use a lot works. The before did not work in anything the after is more green than brown but much more usable. I purchased a hot plate at the Family Dollar for 10.00 it works great and I am dying on my porch keeps the mess out of the house. Not sure I will do that this winter but for now it is great.
It is pumpkin spice season and I love it all!!! I usually use some half and half in my coffee and no sugar. But pumpkin spice creamer is on the market and I can not get enough of it! I stepped on the scale and yikes it is 5 lbs worth of creamer. I also have not been walking as much lately but the creamer has to go!!! Ok after I finish this bottle.....sigh no will power when it comes to that.
Have a great week.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Quick Fill The Tub With Water...

We had a nor'easter blow in on Wed night into Thur.
Even though we had trees trimmed and 4 large ones taken down this summer, we still had half a tree fall down. 

So husband got out the chain saw and freed us. Of course we lost power for about 24 hours. When we know there is a bad storm coming we fill the tub with water so we can at least flush the toilets. But this time I forgot. When we lose power we lose EVERYTHING! I did not do well this time. Usually I can do 24 hours ok but anything after that I am over it but not this time I was very frustrated. We are thinking of getting a generator but they are pricey and not used very much.

The next day I saw this from our Walmart. Made me smile.

Family Halloween party this weekend. My brother in law and his wife hosted and did a wonderful job.

A bouncy house for the kids which they all loved!

 They had several different games and he gave out prizes just like a real carnival. (my brother in law) He even had little rubber duckies in his koi pond for fishing for the kids!

It was a beautiful day and he decorated the whole yard.

The whole yard was very festive.

This sweetie niece took the family picture. 

And this is her scary boyfriend lol. he was in the bouncy house and the kids just loved it!!
This is another niece she is pregnant and she and her husband dressed up as Tom Hanks in cast away. Of course her belly is Wilson lol.

We still have some leaves on the trees but the wind blew the bulk of them off, we have lots of fall clean up ahead of us.
I am working on a UFO rug that I put away several years ago it is slow going but I am going to keep at it until I just can't stand it any more or it is finished.
Have a wonderful week.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

A Secret Cornstalk person

This is outside our kitchen...While having my morning coffee.

We are swamped with tourist leaf peeping this weekend.
So we tried to get off the beaten path...

We both have lived in New England all of our life.
Mostly in New Hampshire....

But the colors, the smell, the sweater weather never cease to 
to go straight to our souls and we have to soak up it all up!  Some falls are better than others but all are just splendid! I am always sad to see it fade away.

I met up with my friend on Thursday for a church rummage sale.
And we went to a local old mill for a rug show.
This is 92 inches by 96 inches The woman who drew and started to hook it, died before she was finished with it, and it was given to I believe her nephew and wife and they finished it. It is on loan from a local museum. This is a picture of a tour boat that was on a large lake in our area.

This artist is Kathi Hooper ( I hope I spelled that correctly) 
She paints and hooks. I love her work lots of movement and wonderful color!

Some of her art work as well. A lovely show and I do have more to show you later.

We are starting to get chilly nights so I changed out our summer sheer curtains for our winter curtains. While we do not have to worry about privacy it is nice to shut out the cold night.

And have them wide open for the day. I bought these curtain rods at a antiques store and they were not much. I spayed them black and have used them for years. They go all the way back against the wall if you want them wide open.

For the past several years someone has been dropping off cornstalks for our mail box. Usually we find them leaned against the mailbox, but this year they tied them on. I love the mystery of it and it makes my husband and I smile each time we go in and out of the driveway. Small town living is just the best!

I have to work tomorrow so we ended our day with our first fire in the fire pit. So relaxing and ready to start another week.
Husband's appointment with the specialist was good-ish. He feels that we should do the wait and see as his blood work has come back to normal. He has ideas of what he thinks is happening or happened. We go back next month. So far so good.

I have had some new followers welcome and thank you for joining me. 
Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

A Fall Kind Of Week..

Not sure where this picture came from but it makes me smile.
The chipmunks have been very busy here. I heard one storing nuts in our down spout! I knocked on it he came flying out and lots of acorns behind him.

Not the best picture but I am done with the Halloween rug.
I took out the orange gate and chose the same purple as in the house. Much much better. Now to ship it off to Sweet B.

We have had a few Turkeys come thought the yard daily for the past few days. I hope it is bugs they are eating in the yard.

A little north of us they are at peak but we are not quite there.
I did get a walk in, I came down with a horrid cold and it was 4 full days of ick..

But Friday it seemed to dry up and get much better but of course Sat Husband came down with it. He got in to see the specialist on this coming Tues so I hope he feels well enough to get what ever test they want. This is an old stone wall that was on our property when we bought it. We had to break through to put the driveway in but have left the rest I just love it.

I was able to put a few Halloween things out. We don't get trick or theaters it is just for us.

Sat I got out of the house for a few hours and hit a couple of thrifts. I feel like I rescue the handmade items. these are 2 hand thrown bowls for 1.00. 

These two pieces are made by a woman in the next town. I was completely shocked to see them. I have one snow-woman I have bought before at full price from her. I have several of her sheep she made out of lambs wool coats. I just could not leave these behind and no I did not need them. but the bear I believe is mohair 5.00 each. 

I have been collecting acorn tops to felt some acorns of my own.
I have found I do not like needle felting so not sure how many I will do.

Fall is truly my time of year I just wish it were longer.
If you have an extra prayer for husband and his appointment we could use it. Thank you for your sweet visit.
Have a wonderful week!