When we lived in Pennsylvania, autumn was always my favorite time of year. The colors were so beautiful.....as only Mother Nature can do them and I loved how the air smelled. People had fireplaces going to take off the chill and the burning of leaves. I miss that so much. When Peyton was little, she was living in Virginia for 4 years while her step mother went to college. She called me one year and asked me what I would like for Christmas. I didn't even hesitate and told her I would love to have some fall leaves framed. I still have this standing in our living room....
Every time I look at it I remember the love that Peyton put into this but also how much I love the colors of autumn. Here in Florida we can tell when autumn is coming when the rain trees change color. If you are not familiar with them, this is how they look in Florida in the fall.
They get these pods on them about the size of a small walnut and they turn from gold to red. They are pretty but not like what we were use to in the north.
After such a long day yesterday, I decided to treat myself to a trip to my LNS, Needle Orts. Oh was I bad......I mean really bad.
I decided to start the new Lizzie Kate Mystery SAL and of course I needed the fabric and I had to have the WDW and GA threads to stitch with. Sound good so far?
Well then I went and looked at the "new" section (Debbie always has the newest releases in a certain area of the books) and came away with 2 Jeanette Douglas designs. The one that really struck me though was this one:
It's a Hands On Design that just made me smile. It's suppose to be used as a thread holder (there's 3 holes on two sides of the wooden base) but I decided to weave some silk ribbon through the holes and make it into a stand up for Halloween. I love Cathy's designs and this one was a really quick stitch.
That's about all for today. I am still working on my indian corn cowl (my name for it) and I'm just about finished. I joined the second ball yesterday while at hospital and hopefully will be finished in a day or two. It really does help with my shaking and I'm going to keep a knitting project going at all times. You do what you must to get by.
Blessings to All, Barbara