Sunday, October 14, 2018

Deciding on Yarn is Easy or Hard




Halloween decorating continues.

Owl



I think I'm almost finished with the ghosts and goblins.



Boo!



Including kitchen towels!


Kitchen



Halloween is fun around here.
There is the annual block party.
We all meet at one house with our candy in tow.
We have pizza, hot dogs and drinks of all kinds
while we give candy to the kids and tell them how great they look.


Happy Halloween


In family news,
my BGD (Beautiful God Daughter)
announced that they are expecting.
She and her Knight decided they didn't want to know if baby is a girl or boy.
That makes deciding on yarn for a baby afghan easy, 
or hard depending on how you feel!!


Baby Afghan


So I decided on all the colors of the rainbow in their brightest!

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Good For A Giggle





Time to decorate for Halloween!



Henry Higgins and Eliza Boolittle




Henry Higgins and Eliza Boolittle have come out of hiding.
They are always good for a giggle.



Ghost



Ms. Ghost has taken her place on the balcony.


Witches Spells



There's even a witch brewing up a spell or two in the atrium.
Maybe she has a spell for chasing the summer away!



Halloween Mosaic



Time for a break!
A piece of cake ...



Halloween Cake



and a cup of tea.


Halloween Tea















Sunday, September 30, 2018

Scare The Summer Away

The closest full moon to the September equinox is called the Harvest Moon.

Native Americans call it the Corn Moon,
a time to celebrate the abundance of the earth
and harvest their fields of corn.

It's a time of great celebration, dancing and food!

I brought out my Corn Maiden to celebrate the harvest
and the coming of Fall.



Corn Maiden



She is telling the stories of the harvest to her children.

Fall Corn Maiden



One of our local weathermen suggested 
the whole town should decorate for Fall and Halloween
and maybe that would scare the summer away!

With the help of my little corn maiden,
I'm taking that advice.


Hello Fall
Quirky Owl from West Elm




Pumpkin Spice
Mug from Fiesta



Wishing YOU well and much joy!


Fall Collage










Sunday, September 23, 2018

It's Looking Like Fall






It's looking like fall ...
inside the house.



Fall Flowers



Fall Bouquet


And, outside the house
(even though the temps are still in the 90s).

Wreath



Getting Ready for Fall



I keep hoping the fall decorating will make me feel cooler!


Fall is Coming!

In a further attempt to make myself feel "cool",
I'm making this:


Hooded Poncho


Hooded Poncho

The yarn may look familiar.
I made a scarf from the same color-way.
I love how Scarfie by Lion Brand feels
and it is easy to work with. 
You can't beat patterns from Mama In A Stitch.

Whenever fall decides to arrive, I'll be ready! 


Hooded Poncho

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Try To Remember





After ten days of cloudy weather.
today the sun is shining.
The light is changing to the wonderful light of Autumn.

Swallowtail



The spicebush swallowtail made an appearance 
on the lantana in Musashi's Garden. 


Swallowtail



I found a lovely collage on FB that included some of the lyrics to
Try To Remember.


Swallowtail


I'm aging myself I'm sure when I say I remember
Harry Belafonte signing this lovely song.

Swallowtail


Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh so mellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain was yellow.

Spicebush Swallowtail



A little over a year ago this is what it looked like around Twisty Lane.
I send thoughts and prayers to the good folk in North Carolina. 


Hurricane Harvey



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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Let The Sunflowers Shine!






I love sunflowers.


Sunflowers




These are from TJs.



Sunflowers




I bought 5 stems of each kind.



Sunflowers



For me,
the appearance of sunflowers at the market means
fall can't be far behind.


Sunflowers



Breakfast at Eclair Paris French Bistro.
It's so handy -- right across the street.
I'll never starve! 
I try to visit at least once a week.
The road construction has made things difficult for the Bistro.
I want to keep them in business!


Breakfast and Books


I take a book with me every time I go --
unless I'm meeting with someone.

Crazy Rich Asians is a wild ride.
Entertaining.
I enjoyed it and, believe it or not, 
it reminded me of some folks that have been in my life!
I ordered the next two in the series.
I have to find out what happens with Rachel and Nick.
I may have to see the movie!

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Fairies In The Garden





This time of year the dragonflies are plentiful around the pond.
They are so small I call them fairy-flies.
It's easy to believe that they are fairies flying around the garden.
I've never been successful in catching a good shot of them until this year.

Look! 

Fairies in the garden! 




Dragonfly



I had to shoot through the glass patio doors.


Dragonfly



Tiny little things guaranteed to make one smile!


Dragon Fly



I made my weekly trek to the grocery
and this is the first thing I saw.


Fall


Guess I'm not the only one anxious for fall! 

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Another Row, Another Row






It's much too hot to do anything but stay at home.
So, I've been working on holiday gifts.
I finished knitting this scarf.

Scarf


I used a free pattern called Honeycomb that I found at
Mama In A Stitch.


Honeycomb Scarf



The yarn is Scarfie, the Charcoal/Aqua color way
by Lion Brand.
It's so soft, I may not be able to give it away!


Berocco



Giggle...
I've been singing this all day!
I hope it will make me feel cool.


Yarn















Monday, August 6, 2018

This and That






A little This And That from last week --


Margarita



One of my sisters by choice and I celebrated National Margarita Day 
with a Margarita at one of our favorite local spots 
 along with some chips and dip.



Summertime



Are you following the Great American Read at PBS?
There is a list of 100 favorite books there and THE MARTIAN
is one of them. 
I hadn't read any Sci-Fi in awhile and since it was on the PBS list,
I decided to try it and I'm very glad I did.
There was just enough science to not overwhelm
and humor to break the tension.
Take your vitamins before reading -- it's a ride! 
No, I haven't seen the movie.

The peaches are very good at the local grocery store.
I was surprised they've been this good for this long.
I normally buy peaches at the farmer's market.
This year, I've bought more at the grocery 
and that meant more peach smoothies!

My beautiful Summer Mug designed by Susan Branch.
They are expensive, but so pretty and a great size.



Blue Jays



The blue jay on the bird bath had just completed his bath.
The jay on the left was begging to be fed.
A parent's work is never done!
(Wonder where I put the tiny towels?)


Blue Jay




A butterfly visit to Musashi's Garden and the lantana.



Butterfly






Butterflies



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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Crush






For several years,
Susannah Conway has had what she calls August Break.
It's a break from the usual blogging routine.
My buddy, Meri at Meri's Musings is participating this year
and reminded me that this IS a fun way to have a break.
You can get as carried away with the prompts as you want ...
or not.

The prompt for today is CRUSH.

That led me immediately to the Houston Astros
and Orange Crush (also an drink).











I found all the images on line except for this one.


Trophy Time


Yep, that's me in my Astros Orange Crush World Series T-shirt
with the World Series Trophy and 
the College World Series Trophy from 2003 won by the Rice Owls.

That's my August Break for the day!