Sunday, November 12, 2017

Relaxing Sunday Mornings Are The Best Moments of the Week

Hi everyone.  It is quite cold this morning, and a little grey, but I am having a an enjoyable morning. I love a lazy morning when there is nothing compelling I must do. :)
I love lounging bed reading for a couple of hours. I must admit it's a little guilty pleasure.
I haven't seen the show but I have been enjoying the book. It's a light read with lots of photos (actual historical photos and show photos).  Now I want to see the Netflix series.  Guess I need to "borrow" my daughter's Netflix password and take a watch. She'll be home next weekend so maybe she'll be interested in watching it with me. 
Yesterday my screen porch got it's winter plastic covering. It's always a sad time, but it is the right time.  Seeing yesterday we barely hit 32 degrees (0 degrees C). I would have raked those leaves but most of them were frozen on the ground.

I think I am slipping into hibernation mode.
  I started knitting a sweater with yarn I bought last summer. It will keep me busy while I lounge next to the woodstove or watch TV.
 And this lady  helps keep me warm while I read. She really wants me to shower her with attention. I guess since she's a good girl she does deserve a rub. :)
So an the arty side of life, I managed to get 2 of these giant books that were on discard in my school library.
 They are each huge volumes of around 1000 pages and the bindings are in excellent shape, so they should make good art journals. I can either rip out all the pages and have a good thick binding or I can rip out half the pages and have a book to alter. :) Lots of choices.
And I do have a journal page to show you. I am linking it up to Chris's fun challenge at Art Journal Journey.
One way to stay warm (in the 101 Ways to Keep Warm challenge) is with a nice cozy quilt.
I am also linking up to Try It On Tuesday and their latest challenge with is Home Sweet Home.
I had a lot of fun just coloring all the quilt squares. The above photo doesn't show the stitching I did on the page, so let me show you one that highlights that.
It's still a little hard to see the stitching but you can see the threads. The black stitching on the edges is actually a stamped image.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend also. 


froebelsternchen Susi said...

Good read for sure - I have enjoyed the first series of the CROWN and I wait for the second series to start in 2018 on Netflix.
Maddie is such a beautiful girl - love her black nose!
Here it got extremly cold as well- winter starts now - snow is forecasted - we will see - good that you have done all the winter arrangements already!
That's a beautiful blue for a sweater! Good luck with the knitting! A really good book for altering!! Erika I love the quilt square page - reminds me of my grandmother's granny squares - great idea for both themes! Thank you very much for joining Try It On Tuesday and Art Journal Journey my friend!
Happy start of the new school week for you!
oxo Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you had a relaxed and cozy morning in spite of the temperature. Love the journal page, I am under my quilt just now. Great stitching stamp, too. Enjoy your day, hugs, Valerie

Dortesjs said...

oohh you just cose away shower your doggie with hugs and kisses, knitting and spring will soon come again. In winter time i cose inside alot more to

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have been incredibly busy. No moss growing on you this three day weekend. I am now curious about the Netflix show. It sounds like something I would be interested in. I take it the name is "The Crown." The actress is prettier than EII, though.

It's always sad when you have to bring plants inside. But at least you got them in before your first freeze.

LOVE that book. You are SO lucky. I would have turned it into my 7 Continents AB, had I seen it first (grin).

Gotta LOVE that entry for AJJ. You put a LOT of work into making the background. That was very ambitious. I have trouble holding a pen or even a pencil for any length of time, so this was quite impressive to me.

CJ Kennedy said...

Cheer up, only some 200 days and you can take the plastic wrap off the porch.The series The Crown is excellent. You'll really enjoy it. Love your quilt page with the bow tie or spool pattern. An excellent way to keep warm if you don't have a snuggle buddy or a wood stove.Have a great day!

Meggymay said...

It must be quite a task to prepare your porch for winter, still you will know that it is a good job done and your protection from the elements is in place.
I love reading in bed as well Erika, but my time is late at night just before sleep tales over.
The journal page is fantastic, nothing can beat a warm quilt, thank you for sharing your take on the theme with us over at TioT's. Super stitching as well.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Your quilt page is such a wonderful entry for both AJJ and Try It On Tuesday - Thank you so much! The colours really are warming and I think we could do with warm quilts to snuggle under right now! It's sad to see the covers going over your porch - we put our decking furniture away the other week - can't see us sitting out now! Those books are a real find - I'll look forward to seeing what you use them for! I haven't seen The Crown, maybe if we ever get Netflix I will! Have a lovely week! Chrisx

Rosie said...

A wonderful post, dear Erika.

Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

Jeanie said...

I love posts like this that let us into all the splendid things you are doing in your life right now. Pretty yarn! Oh, the porch -- yes, always sad. And The Crown -- I dont have Netflix either but I'm thinking I may have to cave and get it just for this!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Erika, Lovely page and a great take on the theme at TioT. Sounds like it's really getting cold in your part of the world, but must agree it's always nice to cosy up in front of a fire with a good book or t.v. series.
Avril xx