Monday, October 31, 2022

Day 304 of 2022

We got to spend time with each of our GBs
 tonight for Halloween. 
GB#2, GB#4, GB#5


Saturday, October 29, 2022

Friday, October 28, 2022

Day 301 of 2022

I clearly have a thing for small white salt and pepper shakers, 
but while they are all technically functional, 
they are all terrible at their jobs 
unless you like mountains of salt on all your food.


Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Day 299 of 2022

Out my window this morning I spied this glorious view. 
The yellow tree is the ginkgo (not my spring favorite, Scott) 
which is beautiful both fall and spring. 
Behind it, the red tree, is my one remaining Bradford pear
 which is my favorite in the spring. 
But just now as I am writing this, 
it occurs to me that I may have two more trees in the yard 
that would surpass the pear for spring favorites. 
They would be the redbud (and here) and the pink dogwood
I love the flowering trees the best.

Here is a bonus fall picture. 
After I had already taken the previous picture in the morning, 
I saw this in the afternoon. It was too pretty to ignore.


Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Day 298 of 2022

A box came yesterday which neither Fireball or I had any idea of its contents. 
It was addressed to him so he opened it and said, " Oh, it's for you." 
I guess the packaging was not as he expected. 
I told him I would have to find some books to put between the bookends 
but that the machine would certainly get longer. 
He said that's when it becomes a longarm.


Monday, October 24, 2022

Day 297 of 2022

The pockets are the same size. 
I'll be pinning them on the sweater tomorrow and get this project done. 
I am much happier with this fourth version.


Saturday, October 22, 2022

Day 295 of 2022

I moved a lot of stone today and my gloves show it. 
There were no holes at the beginning of this work. 
I'm thinking I should mend these gloves as they are my favorite. 
I have a container of leather scraps I bought at the thrift store
 that should come in handy.


Friday, October 21, 2022

Day 294 of 2022

Earlier this month I started knitting some pockets. 
After a while I could tell that they weren't coming out well 
so I ripped them back to the ribbing and started over from there. 
Yesterday I pinned one of the resulting pockets on my sweater 
and determined that it was way too small. 
Tonight I ripped out both pockets I had made and started another. 
Third time's a charm, right? 
I cast on the wrong number of stitches and the pocket is still too small. 
Tomorrow, or another day that I can fit it in, 
I will rip this one out and try (hopefully) one last time.


Thursday, October 20, 2022

Day 293 of 2022

To answer the question about my owl on the mantle, 
here is the bottom of his base with as much information as I have. 
I did a google search and never once came up with even an image
 of the exact one I have. 
(I have just searched again with the number on the top portion of the sticker shown here. Lots more information is available. It is retired, but it seems some are for sale.)
I can't remember exactly where or when I bought it 
but it had to have been 2005 or later, but before it was retired.
I have several Jim Shore pieces including a few large Santas and a snowman.


Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Day 292 of 2022

I've said it before but I'll say it again. 
This is my favorite tree in the yard when fall rolls around, 
and it's looking gorgeous on this glorious day. 
I have a different favorite tree in the yard in the spring. 
Do you know which one that is?



Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Day 291 of 2022

Here are a few more things I got in my $5 bag
 at the quilt show a couple weeks ago. 
I'd like to start on a couple of these things right away, 
but I've declared October Take Back the House and Yard month 
so I'm trying really hard not to get too distracted. 


Monday, October 17, 2022

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Day 289 of 2022

It's game day again and rather than give you the same pictures as usual 
and today's outcome was a win, 
I thought I'd give you a picture of Fireball and me. 
I had hoped to get us and the stadium name in the picture, 
but since it was so windy it was very hard to see what was in the frame. 
This is the best I could do.


Saturday, October 15, 2022

Day 288 of 2022

It was nice to see some fall still exists at stores 
with so many Christmas displays already.


Friday, October 14, 2022

Day 287 of 2022

This was my view all day. 
After finding out from the Apple Store that my old computer was too old 
for them to migrate my computer's content to my new computer, 
we took it home where Fireball did the migration for me. 
It worked all night but was successful. 
There was an issue with IDs and passwords 
which, after an hour and a half phone conversation 
with a very knowledgeable support tech,
 was able to be resolved. 
So after a few more glitches which I still need to work on, 
I finally got to upload photos, draft all my missing posts, 
and now post them all for you...and me.

(picture taken Friday, 10-14-2022)


Day 286 of 2022

This seems to be the prevailing color scheme
 for decorative Christmas trees this year, 
at least at the home improvement store.

(picture taken Thursday, 10-13-2022)


Day 285 of 2022

The first row of stones is finally down. 
Our maple tree is quite golden as is the one across the street. 
Leaves are starting to really fall.

(picture taken Wednesday, 10-12-2022)


Day 284 of 2022

I made a trio of bags for a birthday gift for R. 
The two larger ones are free patterns on the Tilda website
 that came out to accompany the Windy Days fabric line. 
The small coin purse is made from an Amy Butler pattern from 2007
 called Stash & Dash Bags. 
I'm not sure if it is still in print.

The large and small bags are made from canvas by Andover, 
and the medium bag is made from Rifle Paper Co. canvas fabric.

Day 283 of 2022

On Saturday, I was at the quilt show later in the day near the end of the show. 
At one point an announcement was made: 
Fill a small bag for $5 or a large bag for $10 from the guild shop. 
Well, I am a superb bag stuffer and brought home so many goodies for $5. 
This sandwich-sized zip bag full of tiny tumblers, all cut and ready to go, 
was just one of the treasures.

(picture taken Monday, 10-10-2022)


Day 282 of 2022

Taking a walk.
Fall is definitely here.

(picture taken Sunday, 10-9-2022)


Day 281 of 2022

Thank you all for being patient with me
 and to those who reached out to see if everything was ok. 
It didn't occur to me until today 
that I could have commented on the last post to explain. 
Future me might remember this if I ever have trouble again. 
My computer had been giving me trouble for a while 
and I intended to warn you ahead of time that if I went silent for a while, 
that was most likely the cause. 
Of course, I was not quick enough with that message 
and my computer stopped performing the functions I needed in order to post. 
So here we are with a new computer loaded with all my old stuff 
and me trying to learn all the new things
 that have come about in computer land in the last eleven years.

This day I went to a quilt show put on by our local quilt guild. 
Besides all the beautiful, new quilts on display, 
one of my very favorite things is to see the old quilts
 on display in various places.
 This one caught my eye in a vendor booth. 
I asked permission to take this photo, 
which the vendor graciously granted. 
We had a good conversation about this. 
In case you don't know, it is never okay
 to take pictures of or in someone's booth. 
Sometimes the vendor will grant permission
 to take a picture of a quilt on display
 if the pattern was purchased. 
Otherwise, you are taking advantage
 of all their hard work without compensation. 

(picture taken Saturday, 10-8-2022)


Friday, October 7, 2022

Day 280 of 2022


It's time to make the pockets for the long sweater, two at a time.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Day 279 of 2022


My game day nails finally had to go. 
Here's what I'm thinking for my next manicure.

Monday, October 3, 2022

Saturday, October 1, 2022