Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Day 304 of 2023

Hi, it's me. Happy Halloween. 
Here are some things to note in the photo: 
1. I brought the orange cowl I was working on on the plane 
and finished the bind off just as we landed. 
It was the best accessory I brought along
 as the mornings and evenings were quite cool
 and it got worn almost every day. 
2. It is extremely cold here today for the date. 
It even snowed today. 
Before trick or treating with the girls, 
I ran back in the house to grab something to keep my ears warm 
and found this hat which I made years and years ago but have never worn. 
It was the perfect hat for tonight. 
3. I set up a hair appointment with M's hairdresser in Seattle 
before we flew there. 
Here is my new haircut which I am still figuring out
 as it is 3-4 inches shorter. 
This is normal for my hair. It just takes time.
4. I can't remember if I ever showed you my new glasses. 
Here they are.


Monday, October 30, 2023

Day 303 of 2023

This new-to-me knit sweater has a couple really bad snags. 
My thought is to redistribute the snagged yarn 
back into the original stitches 
and then do a gentle hand wash and flat dry. 
I'm hoping the wash will serve as a wet blocking
 and even out the stitches.

In case you have not seen them yet, all the vacation days are filled in.


Sunday, October 29, 2023

Day 302 of 2023

It's foggy and misty this morning. 
It's a couple days before Halloween. 
Here's a thought for the day.


Saturday, October 28, 2023

Day 301 of 2023

There are secret places on (or near) 
the grounds of the next Decorators' Show House. 


Thursday, October 26, 2023

Day 299 of 2023

Here's one last look at the maple in the front yard from my studio. 
It's really turning brown now
 and the rain, wind, cooler daily temperatures 
and overnight freezes that are coming in the next few days 
 will surely take the rest of the leaves down.


Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Monday, October 23, 2023

Day 296 of 2023

I'm getting back into my routine but took a break
 to look for this book that I was reminded that I have. 
There are some great patterns I've marked for future projects.


Sunday, October 22, 2023

Day 295 of 2023

The halftime show at the game today featured
 the Purdue University marching band. 
This photo is for my brother who attended the school. 

I'm back at my computer so I will be filling in the blanks this week.


Saturday, October 21, 2023

Day 294 of 2023

It's good to be home,
but we're already planning the things we'll do next time. 
I'll unpack before I go to bed. 

Friday, October 20, 2023

Day 293 of 2023

Although we had been to and around the Space Needle
 on previous trips to Seattle, 
we had never gone up to the top until today. 
This shot is from the elevator on the way down 
as the city lights were just becoming bright enough
to really be seen.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Day 292 of 2023

It's been another busy day in the best way possible. 
We started with M's favorite coffee shop and a tour of her workplace. 
From there Fireball and I took the bus to SAM (Seattle Art Museum) 
which had some amazing exhibits. 
Today's museum visit was the fourth (and last) of this trip
 so I am dubbing this our Seattle Museum Tour - 2023.
A short walk from SAM took us to the Amazon Spheres 
where we met The Trumpeter and a friend of his who gave us a tour. 
This picture is from inside.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Day 291 of 2023

Today Fireball and I saw a lot of things. 
One of the most interesting places we went today
 was the National Nordic Museum. 
There were so many interesting things inside, 
I couldn't decide which picture to post here
 so I decided to show you this giant troll
 who lives just outside the museum. 
His name is Frankie Feetsplinters 
and you can read more about him and other trolls here.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Day 290 of 2023


The museum we wanted to go to was not open today 
so we climbed the 107 steps
 to the top of an old observation tower instead. 
We ate dinner at separate restaurants
 to give M and The Trumpeter
 a chance to celebrate their anniversary alone. 
We met up again for some molten cakes for dessert.

Monday, October 16, 2023

Day 289 of 2023

In case you haven't figured out where we are, we're back in Seattle. 
Today Fireball and I were joined by M and The Trumpeter 
at MoPOP (Museum of Pop Culture) in Seattle. 
In particular we wanted to see the exhibit of Hidden Worlds, 
This box is from the film Kubo and the Two Strings. 
The details of the clothing, figures, sets and props were amazing. 
After we left here, we went to the Seattle Pinball Museum. 
Fun times there too.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Day 288 of 2023

At the locks, we watched the boats come through. 
We got a look from this curious fellow. 
Or were we the curious ones?

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Day 287 of 2023

This day we visited my brother and his wife. 
Have you figured out where we are yet?

Friday, October 13, 2023

Day 286 of 2023

Fireball and I are off on another adventure. 
Due to the direction we were flying, this sunset lasted two hours. 
Can you guess where we are going?

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Day 285 of 2023

I almost forgot to get this laundry load from the dryer. 
This tiny load wouldn't dry as there wasn't enough to make it fluff. 
I added some towels to help 
but then promptly forgot about them. 
They are dry now.


Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Day 284 of 2023

I've joined the yarn I bought on my errand the other day
 with a yarn I already had here at home 
and worked out a swatch. 
I cast on late last night 
and now I'm about halfway done with this project. 
I'm hoping to finish this by Friday afternoon.


Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Day 283 of 2023

I've spruced up the mantle a little bit. 
I bought the cute garland a while ago
 and it seems like the right time to put it out.


Monday, October 9, 2023

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Day 281 of 2023

When we arrived home from today's game, 
I was greeted with this adorable drawing on my chalkboard. 
I commented on the drawing
 so the artist can see it the next time she visits.


Saturday, October 7, 2023

Day 280 of 2023

We celebrated a belated birthday for GB#5 with donuts.


Thursday, October 5, 2023

Day 278 of 2023

It was quite rainy and drippy all day. 
According to The Weather Channel app on my phone, 
we will have fall temperatures for at least the next two weeks. 
Some of those days will also be rainy. 
Perfect. I enjoy an excuse to stay at home.


Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Day 277 of 2023

I'm getting another estimate today 
so the bathroom project can progress.


Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Day 276 of 2023

Here is today's color find on the walk to the grocery store. 
The BLTs came out great.


Monday, October 2, 2023

Day 275 of 2023

As I was searching this cookbook for an idea for dinner tomorrow, 
I came across this picture and it reminded me
 that I have been thinking about BLTs lately, 
and although that is not what is pictured here, 
I think I can make it work.