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Tuesday, October 21, 2014


I woke today with lots and lots of clouds. Lovely cooler weather. October weather. Before the sun was up I kept staring at the sky because I thought it was a cloudy day, as soon as it got light enough to go traipsing around I did. I feel like my brain finally came back online. I don't think we will get rain, but clouds are such a nice change from all of that sunshine.

 It is starting to look like fall around here. Here is a secret that I just told Ron the other day. I don't remember growing up, really thinking much about trees. I knew where all of the good climbing trees were and which trees tried to kill you if you climbed them, but that was about it. For the record, my favorite climbing tree was our fig trees. This tree that is now the favorite climbing tree in my yard, when I was a kid it was a killer tree, limbs would just break off for no reason. It has aged gracefully.

After we got married, we lived in town and the places we lived, planted ever green or other landscaping trees, or I was so busy, I just never noticed. That first year we moved out here, when it was fall, I got myself in a panic. I couldn't understand why all of the trees were dying. I took to dragging the hose watering every tree that just kept loosing its leaves. Finally, about November, it dawned on me. They were supposed to do that. I felt really silly. Oh, and look, I write a gardening blog. How funny is that? I still found myself even this year, pointing out to Ron our  "dying" nectarine tree. I am glad today finally looks like a fall day in October.

I finished my rug yesterday.


I like this rug, but then I say that about every thing. I drew out a couple more rugs this weekend. I am anxious to start them. I think they will be so much fun to hook. My oldest daughter, Kessie, sent me three patterns that she was dreaming about the other night. I can't wait to get those drawn out. I love how she draws and they are my favorite rug patterns. She has an art degree. Not to mention those years of art classes I took the kids to, I am so glad I did.  Now I can have a ready supply of rug patterns. I just wished I hooked faster. I sold my third rug this weekend. I love getting to do what I had only dreamed about for so long. 

I hope you have a lovely day as well. I shall enjoy this cloudy day very much. 


" A good detective is always in demand. "

---Nancy Drew Mystery Stories: The Hidden Staircase,
Carolyn Keene, 1930

xxxooo Kisses and hugs for Alex, " I love you. ---Grandma---


  1. hooray on rug sale #3!!! :)

    hoping the clouds stay around and maybe build up to bring a bit of rain, at least! laughed at your dying tree tale. :)

  2. Good morning! The dying tree story could be one I told, lol. It's cloudy here too, but I think I've heard warm weather is still expected...sigh....it's getting old. Congrats on the 3rd sale! How exciting for you...must be a good feeling. Enjoy your day!

  3. Congratulations on selling your third rug. This olast one is beautiful....This is a success story. You're on a roll and just found your new passion. You must be so excited. Have fun hooking your next rug.

    I hope the clouds will turn to rain soon.
    Have a great week Kim.

  4. The clouds are wonderful. I am so happy for you that it is feeling a little more like Fall, and a little less like summer :)
    Especially, with the leaves changing, and soon they'll fall.
    That makes me smile, the way you thought the trees were dying all those years ago.

    Congratulations on selling another rug.
    I told you, you're going to have to hook rugs day and night to keep up with demand.

    Wishing you a great afternoon.


  5. Your rugs are always just beautiful- I wish I had the time and the talent to make them. You mentioned climbing trees and it made me think of the tree I used to climb all the time when I was a kid. It had big thick limbs, but I don't remember the height..Tall enough, that I felt removed from whatever was going on that day..an escape. I loved that tree...and then we moved to Canada and I never climbed another.

  6. My yard is filling up with dead leaves. And we have a big wind/rain storm coming later this week. The leaves will be everywhere (but on the trees)

  7. Love your rug.
    Congrats on rug sale #3.
    Hugs :)

  8. We had clouds, rain, hail, thunder, lightning and flooding today. More of the same tomorrow!! The wheelbarrow looks great!!

  9. LOVE LOVE the design of that rug. You are so very talented. Hug B

  10. Yay on another sale! And for getting to do what you love to do. As a wife and a mom, we so frequently set aside our wishes in order to tend to the needs of our family ... and that is as it should be. So out of the empty nest comes a blessing of time to spend doing things that we love to do.

  11. Hi Kim, I love trees now as well and like you only looked at them as a kid for climbing. This year the colors have been so vibrant and I keep telling hubby-will you just look at that beautiful tree. So enjoy them.
    You are so creative and talented, love the rug; also if you were close your wheel barrow with flowers might disappear.
    Hugs, Noreen


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