Howdy everyone. Its Saturday evening and the space in my back between my shoulder blades is SOO sore. With some nice weather (before it all changes tomorrow they say), I have been raking and finishing up my yard work. Yahoo! Happy to do it and even though I am sore , it is all for good.
You can see how beautiful a day it was on my morning walk today.
Luckily my daughter was home today and helped me out by running the lawn mower over the backyard to pick up the leaves. I only wish the lawn mower could go through the gardens and over the driveway where some large leaf dunes had formed. But I got those all cleaned up today so should we need to clean snow in a few days we won't be shoveling wet leaves along with the snow.
I'm a little worried that we might get deep snow. But hopefully we don't, and if we do, I have the name of a plow guy.
So I hate to say my art output is way down lately. Last week I was back to work most days and then had to do some chauffeuring of the hubby home from dialysis. Never mind we've had visiting nurses and physical therapists coming and going from the house when I am home all day which takes up time. I did manage to start some things because I had a couple of hours here and there, so right now I have a pile of slightly worked on pages which I am hoping I will get back to tomorrow. But as always, we shall see.
But sitting with the hubby and watching some TV with him in the evening, I did finish my first knitted Christmas stocking of the year.
I had fun playing with color and pattern. My goal for this stocking was playing with colors and the black bear image that represents my and my hubby's college alma mater.
I started another stokcing and this time I am playing with patterns from a geometric pattern book I have.
And in the book world I've been reading about food over the last few weeks.
This cookbook and food read was interesting cake project that was part of National Public Radio's All Things Considered show. 50+ yummy sounding recipes for me to try as Melissa Gray, the author, made one a week and took it into the Washington DC NPR station. I really enjoyed this book.
This book was an enjoyable light and easy read. Maybe a little too light and easy, but I think a good choice for while the hubby was in the hospital and I was doing a bunch of waiting room waiting. It also has some yummy recipes in it.
And I am inspired to make cookies for the holidays. I think molded cookies are gorgeous. and I have a couple of new for me molds that I picked up last summer at the hospital street fair (which is like a huge yard sale). I also got 4 for 99 cents and another one for 4 dollars on eBay. But first, I want to find out what I need to do to make perfect cookies.
And speaking of 99 cent and $4 cookie molds, I had a gold mine when the $4 mold arrived yesterday. Look what the seller stuffed the box with!
Tons of dressmaking pattern paper! I think I might have even been more excited about this than the cookie mold. Ha-ha.
Not much else new. Still nursing the hubby and getting excited for Thanksgiving coming up in less than a week.
Thanks for visiting.