Friday, November 11, 2011

First Snow - 11-11-11

We woke this morning to a blanket of snow.  I was so excited to see that white stuff!  Now that most of the leaves have fallen in NE Ohio, the scenery was looking a little bland.  This morning's dusting was a welcome change.  I look forward to fires in the fireplace, wool sweaters, mittens and hot chocolate.

I filled up the bird feeders last week and the birdies have rediscovered them.  They are so fun to watch!  Some critter has been doing its best to eat all of my pumpkins and it is fun to see each morning the progress.  The picture above is his third one!

My middle-schooler is finally turning a corner after being home for two weeks with pneumonia.  Yesterday was the first day since October 29 that she was fever free.  The cough is still pretty painful, but I know that she is on the road to recovery.  While she has been home, I have not had much time to hook, but an halfway done whipping my Brave Hunter and I finished binding the Santa.  Next on my list is to get my X-mas shopping done before I start the next rug...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween, Hooking, and Hacking coughs

Halloween has come and gone, but I wanted to post this picture of my Halloween feather tree and chalkware ornaments.  I got this several years ago from Primitive Keepings in Medina.  I just love putting it out each year.
I also love this gourd scarecrow.  I have several other pumpkin gourds, but this one is my favorite and he will stay out until I decorate for Christmas!

My oldest daughter has been sick since Saturday and I have been at home taking care of her. We went to the doctor on Monday, but had to go back yesterday. They took a chest x-ray and she was diagnosed with pneumonia. :( I am hoping the new antibiotics get her better soon - I have never seen her so sick.

  So...this week I am working on painting the floors of my back hall and stairs.  All of the wood floors in the house are painted this color, which is actually a lot darker than it appears in this photo.
My other project this week is to FINALLY finish the edge of my Santa rug (Twinkle is ready to lie on it if I do not get it off the floor...).  I vowed that I would not start a new rug until I finish this one and bind my Brave Hunter.  I am using a technique that Cynthia Norwood taught me in August. I am just horrible about finishing.   Kris Miller from Spruce Ridge Studios has a new book on finishing, but she sold out at the biennial.  She should be getting more next week and I am on the list to get one!
Here is Trucker in front of the mess left over from finishing Brave Hunter...

Off to go check on my baby...