Friday, October 6, 2017

Lovely October

My zinnias are tired. I think I like zinnias even at this stage too. I hope you have had a nice week.
This week has had an unreal quality to it with what has gone on in Las Vegas. That is all I am going to say about it. I am sure you have have read more or heard more than you want to hear from me.

My washing machine broke on Monday. I felt like it went from bad to worse every day. I called someone that I was not familiar with and after the third day of them trying to fix it, I was getting a little panicky. On the second day, when they brought out the saws-all to work on it, I was just sick. Yesterday, as I sat white knuckled listening to sounds I am sure no washing machine has ever made before, they finally got it fixed. Today is is quietly purring along. I think I got a few more white hairs from it though.

I picked my first bushel basket of pumpkins. I need to wash them. I thought you would like to see these pretty pumpkins. I cut the stems long. I just love pumpkins.

I still have some growing and we will have a bit of a warm up this weekend so I hope these begin to turn colors.

These are those Cinderella pumpkins. There are quite a few out there. I do love watching pumpkins grow and change colors.

Yes, I know I have done this rug before. I like this pattern and I had sold the last one. I wish I hadn't so I thought I would do another one for me. I had to dye wool this week for the back ground. I like to cook, but I love dyeing wool!! There is just something that makes me so happy to see the colors. I have hooked and listened to Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens. The lady from Librovox that does Charles Dickens is the best reader I have ever heard, there are times I forget and think I am listening to lots of different actors and its just Mil Nicholson. Its my favorite thing to do, hook and listen to audio-books.

This is my page 9 of my embroidery book. It was the buttonhole stitch. I have my bullion stitch page all drawn out. This has been a fun little project. I can't wait to see what the outside covers will be as soon as we get the directions. I have loved learning all of these stitches.

I hope you have a lovely weekend. Today is Kessie's birthday. My goodness where does the time go flying by to? She was born at 3:31 on October 6th. Now she has five kids and her hands are so full. So happy birthday Kess, I am proud of you. :) I wish I was there to babysit. Or at least bake you a cake.

Tomorrow we are having a birthday party for Ron. We are having a early Thanksgiving dinner. Smoked turkey and all the fixings. It just sounded good.

I hope your weekend is nice and the weather is perfect.

Blessings to you all,


"If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical
explanation is that I was made for another world." C.S. Lewis
"There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal."
C.S. Lewis


GretchenJoanna said...

What is the name of the Librovox reader you like? I have encountered quite a few narrators on Audible that I don't like, maybe I should start a Good/Bad reference list! I know I adore the narrator of the version of the The Secret Garden that is so good I keep listening over and over. Her name is Josephine Bailey.

Gumbo Lily said...

I will quit listening to a book due to a poor reader or a voice that bothers me. I'm glad to hear of the reader you mentioned, and I'll look for her and Gretchen's reader. Thanks for sharing that.
Beautiful zinnias and pumpkins. I picked all of my pumpkins since we had a hard frost. I don't want mushy pun'kins.

Empty Nester said...

I know exactly how that washing machine anxiety works. If mine breaks, I'm gonna have a stroke! I cannot do without my washing machine or the dryer! We have no close line but even if we did I feed the birds every single day so... LOL I LOVE pumpkins and enjoy seeing yours every year! Happy birthday to your sweet girl and to that sweet husband of yours!

Rugs and Pugs said...

I'm loving your rug and that embroidery book is going to be so sweet.
Happy birthday to Kessie. (BTW...I love that name. Is that her given name or a nickname?)
Hugs :)

Julia said...

Happy Birthday To Ron. Despite a dry summer you still got nice pumpkins. O love your pumpkin rug.
I'm exhausted and I'm off to bed. have a great weekend. Hugs, Julia

Pom Pom said...

I linked this post with the nature journal peeps because it is so nature journal- fiber style! Happy birthday to Kessie and happy day to her precious mama. The day we become moms, THAT is a huge red-letter day!
I love your embroidery book, your rug, and YOUR PUMPKINS! Happy birthday to dear Ron! Happy turkey eating!

Sue said...

My zinnias are tired too, always so bittersweet for me, I am allowing them to dry on the bush to gather soon, though I am sure I will have many volunteer next season.

The cinderella pumpkins do indeed remind me of the fairytale pumpkins! Your rug is beautiful, as all of your handiworks!
There is nothing anymore trying of our patience than broken appliances, I have had to deal with several this past year!
Sending Happy birthday wishes to Kessie!


Debbie said...

awwww the cinderella pumpkins, the perfect name for those white pumpkins. your rugs are beautiful, you are so good at your craft!!!