Archive | November 2004

Cori11-04 (290k image)

I wish I could show this picture “life sized”. Yeah, that’s Cori returning the tennis ball, but the real neat thing here is that the whole driveway as far as you can see is thickly carpeted with those caramel colored oak leaves. The colors in the yard are so beautiful. In June I think that spring is the prettiest season, but in November the colors make spring look milky and washed out. Autumn colors are so Strong and Positive saying, “We may be on the way out but you won’t forget us or see anything to compare until we come back!” The colors even here in the West light up our eyes even when it’s wet and foggy and grey. Well, it isn’t that today. The sun is shining and the sky is blue. Hope you’re all staying warm! πŸ˜€

A real yarn…

yarn2a (31k image)

The ample knitter’s have had a thread about sneaking yarn into the house because of family objections to stash. I don’t have to do that and here a bit of proof. Randy came home today with a surprise for me. He’d been in the Goodwill and made a “haul”! He paid $20 for all this yarn. There’s one big grocery bag filled with “denim”, it’s acrylic, I haven’t looked to see what brand yet, and the other bags are bigger than 5 gallon buckets. There’s wool and mo and all sorts of man-made fibers. It’s going to take some time just to see what’s there! And then a place to put it until I can use it up. I don’t think I can keep up with his yarn buying at this rate!

Morning magic!

Moon_Morning1a (59k image)

Went out this morning and saw the sun shining thought the yellow tops of the cottonwoods. This picture doesn’t show how brightly they were glowing, really and the sickle of moon hanging above. Had to run get the camera.
Well, Rosy and I are having a fiber day today and …maybe… I’ll have something to show here tomorrow! lol
Hope your autumn is as beautiful as it is here.

winter_window (64k image)

Not much has been happening lately but thought I should post anyway so here is a view of my winter window. The plants take up most of the space. I had to tie the ‘string of hearts’ into a knot to keep it off the floor and away from Randy’s feet when he’s sitting here at the computer (that white is the corner of the monitor). The Coleman is still hanging there. He did put it away this spring but had to get it out again, the power’s been going off frequently this summer. It was out for some time during the night, probably a tree down, as the wind has been blowing gustily for two days now. The widow glass is etched by the aluminum frames, we’re replacing them in the spring. He’s talking about french doors, but I think we should stay with the widows… where else am I going to put the plants in the winter! That pile of bags are my in-progress projects. The brown bag holds the Teddy bears I’m weaving for a charity thing. The green one is my on-going Diamond Patch sweater, the blue is the knitting needles, the circulars and double points, and I think there’s some woven mitten experiments in the print bag. I’m working on weaving a poncho and one other Xmas present that I can’t talk about here just yet! Well, this is long winded! πŸ˜› Sis is coming down today and we’re going to town tomorrow to visit Pop then spend the weekend doing ‘fiber’ projects and visiting.
Hope you are all enjoying some of this fine November sunshine!