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Sunflowers have Arrived

Monday, October 22, 2012

Today on Monday

It is still early on Monday, but so far it is a wonderful morning. There are clouds rolling in from the West.
As the sun rose, the clouds were like giant, clumps of pink cotton candy. Just enough of a breeze to make it feel like fall.

It was a nice weekend. Lots of young people around. Lots to do but not very much sewing. 
On Thursday night, since my husband was off on Friday, and it was finally cool enough to have a fire in the fire pit we started a fire outside. So this weekend, we went though boxes of graham crackers, bags of marshmallows, and Hershey Chocolate bars. We also went though packages of hot dogs and hot dog buns.
It blows my mind how much young people can eat. We burned a fire outside every night and every night was filled with stories and laughter around the fire.

Nik and Emilie are leaders in the youth department at church, so yesterday they were having a breakfast for the youth department and then a thing called the Hungry Games. This is how they looked when they left for church yesterday.
Since I have not seen the movie the Hunger Games I can only guess.

I worked on some wood pieces yesterday. I am in a slump. I just can't get things to turn out like I see in my head right now.

One thing I have found about working with wool, is that it is always on my mind. I think about colors and how to get a color and how will it look after it is cut into strips. I am the same way about embroidery thread.
It was a nice weekend, as always filled with so much living that today, the house is in shambles.

Time to get to work, thank you for stopping by and also thank you so much for all of your lovely comments that are such treasures to me.
Have a great Monday,


  1. I would have loved to be at your house this weekend...sitting around the fire, eating s'mores! Sounds like fun, and the making of lots of memories!

  2. sounds like you had a great weekend. :)

  3. nice weekend, you can always measure the amount of fun by the mess left behind!!

    i like those cozy fire pits on a cool evening!!

  4. It's a great time for gathering around the fire pit on cool evenings. I'm glad that the temperature has cooled down some.

    This sounds like at my house when my kids were in High School and still living at home. They roasted marshmallows in a fire pit down by the river bank with a bunch of their well behaved kids.

    They also gathered in the house and I rather like having all of them around.


  5. great looking kids, just so cute! love the style! one thing I have learned working with wood: it has its own personality and changes itself on every outcome, so its always different than you first envisioned, love the signs!

  6. "filled with so much living" I love that line.

  7. Good morning! Wasn't the weather just wonderful? I loved it. The fire pit looks soo inviting. We had one at our old house and how we enjoyed it! I miss it. Glad you enjoyed it. Have a good day!

  8. Ooo, I like your signs. Very nice! They will be perfect for your wool room. ;) Wasn't it just a lovely weekend? And today is so nice and breezy. I am glad it will be cool this week. Today, I make and can applesauce and it's the perfect day for it!

  9. YUMM!!! Smores. Sounds like you all had a perfect weekend!

  10. Hi Kim! So glad you and your loved ones had a fun filled weekend.
    I love the signs - I love wool!!
    Have a lovely fall week!

  11. It sounds like a marvelous week-end! Family times are always special! Enjoy your Monday!

    xo Nellie

  12. Hi...what a wonderful my fireside chats and eats...yum yum...Love the sign...and wooly goods...Blessings Francine.

  13. A house in shambles because of lots of living.....sounds perfectly happy to me. S'mores and hot dogs on an open fire are the best. I'm so glad you had such a fun weekend. (And I'm glad to have my life back)

  14. Sounds like a very nice weekend. We had kids and grands here on Sat and then we all went to a Harvest Block Party at our church. So, we had a little bit of what you had in abundance!

  15. love the fire and the children look cute. I've not seen that movie and probably never will unless it comes on t.v. I can't remember the last time I went to the movies.

  16. I wish I could come to the fireside! I'd like a s'more or two!
    It sounds like you had a nice weekend with the fam! Yay!
    I love all your makes. I can see why you like to dye wool. I like to stir pots, too!
    Sending HUGE love to you, Kim!

  17. now i'm craving s'mores! i think it is funn that
    you always have wool on the brain. isn't there
    a saying about "pull the wool over your eyes?"

  18. Nothing better than a house in shambles due to so much living ... makes a house a home. Glad things have cooled off for you.

  19. Sounds like a fantastic weekend with loved ones! Have a great week!

  20. It's nice to have a house full. It sounds like you guys had a blast.

  21. Hi Kim..
    Lovely pictures. What a cozy weekend too; s'mores, family, good times.
    How blessed you are.

    Smiles :)

    1. Kim, I am so happy to read the weather has finally cooled wonderful to gather the family around the fire pit, my kind of evening, a full house! Thinking of you my friend, Julie.

  22. Love the sunflowers! I too enjoy my girls and their friends.The youth are just such free spirits.Blessings always, Kim


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