Hi everyone. Happy new week everyone.
It is time again for another T day over at Bleubeard's and Elizabeth's blog . It is also now Hanukkah so let me wish all of you who celebrate a wonderful holiday of lights. And lastly, since it is the final day of November, I want to thank Leah for hosting another wonderful month of Art Every Day Month.
My last piece of art for this monthly share over at AEDM Day 30! are the mittens I first posted back on Day 6 of the month. They are now finished and ready to wear.
Here's the front.
And the back before I blocked them.
I hope everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving had a wonderful day. My husband and I went to my sister-in-laws over in Maine. Here's a group photo, minus my husband who was the photographer. That's me on the left front scrunched up (so my sister in law wouldn't be block by my head) with the scarf.
The man at the head of the table is my SIL's husband Dave. He is a professional chef and baker so the meal was quite delicious. He not only roasted one turkey but smoked a turkey too.
My ticket to T this was this drink which was not wine, but a festive pomegranate sangria that Ally, the girl in the grey near the head of the table made. It was quite delicious.
It was a relaxing and fun holiday weekend. Besides eating too much for Thanksgiving, my husband and I went out early on Friday to cut our Christmas tree before the rain started.
Not cheap by any means, (buying a fresh tree is still a tad but more), but it is always fun to go find and then chop a tree. Plus the tree farm is located in my town and it is always good to help support a local small business.
Here's my husband with the tree once we'd picked it out and before we'd chopped it down.
We had just paid for our tree and put it in the back of his truck when it started to rain. Since the rain was supposed to, and did, turn to snow later in the day, we put the tree in our garage until Sunday and then wrapped up the weekend by putting it up.
The other weekend project was to finish winterizing the bees.
You might remember I wrapped them in an insulated waterproof blanket. I also put an insulated hive box on the top under the cover. You can see the insulated bee blanket (it is the black layer), and the insulated winter hive box is the yellow box on top.
We wrapped the base and lower boxes with some landscape fabric and then went and picked up some hay bales. The bee blanket and insulated hive box should be good, but they don't insulate the open space under the hive. That's what the hay bales should do. Now, I just have to keep my fingers crossed that all is well in the hive and wait for warm weather next spring before I find out how they fared.
I left the hive openings uncovered, so the bees are able come out on a warm day.
It was a low key but nice weekend. And as usual, it flew right by. Next up, Christmas. Unless time slows down, it will be here before we know it.
I'll have some more California photos to share with you next week for T.
Have a great week and a happy T day too.