Our beautiful foliage is fading fast this year.
I got Jack's crow on linen and started hooking it is such a sweet pattern and quick.
This is the small sheep I got at Dorr Mill last week. Everything is hooked except the background so I got the dye pots out and gave it a try. This was Dorr natural (pretty white) I just over dyed it with some khaki formula from a dye book. But since I didn't want it to dark I did just a little in the pot to dirty it up a bit.
The rest I put over a very garish gold. It is still doing it's thing I will show you next week.
We swapped our rooms round today, this is the family room that we really lived in when my daughter was home. But when we remodeled a bit we put in a bar at the kitchen counter. Then we decided to move the family room to the full living room for years. Well we missed the fireplace in the family room.
So we moved it back and pared it down. I just don't like the tv over the fireplace but really that is the only place to put it.
I did a very long walk this morning and added a very steep part to get my legs ready for more hiking. This was the foliage today.
And this was it about 5 days ago. The wind and rain have done a number on our colors. We are about 2 weeks ahead in our color. It was so dry this year I am sure that had something to do with it.
My cornstalk mystery continues this year. For the past several years someone has been leaving cornstalks tied to my mailbox. We have no idea who. This year they left so many!!! and a small pumpkin!
This act of kindness touches my heart so much and inspired me to leave hydrangea bouquets on the porches of my friends. While not anonymous everyone loves it. Especially in these times any act of kindness is so appreciated.
We celebrated 45 years this year! When I say that I feel I should be talking about someone else. Where did the time go?
I got asked for the cake recipe so here it is easy and soooo
World War II Chocolate Cake
8" or 9" square or round cake
1 1/2 cup of flour
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
1 cup of sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup veg oil
1 cup cold water (or 1 cup of cold coffee black coffee even better)
bake 350 for 30 to 40 minutes.
This makes a single layer and it is so moist if I make it just for us
I just dust it with powdered sugar.
Let me know if you make it.
Have a wonderful healthy week.