Sunday, October 30, 2011

It's a cold morning!!

Just right for a big bowl of oatmeal...

with cinnamon, chopped pecans, blueberries....

and a splash of maple syrup.

This morning is our first frost. It was 29 degrees when I got up, brr!!

Yesterday, I made pumpkin pies.

First time from scratch. It was a lot of fun!

I love the brown spices.

Hope you're all staying warm and enjoying the fall season!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Creams and Whites

I found these at Wal-mart for about 70 cents each. I'm loving the whites this year, no orange ones yet!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Green Scarf

I made this scarf last year for my niece. It was a fun, quick knit.

I planned to make more but haven't yet.

I need to get busy :)

If you would like to make it, go here for the pattern.

It's called the Venezia Chunky Scarf.

Enjoy! And let me know how it turns out!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sugar and Spice....

I discovered this cinnamon-sugar mix at my local bulk food store.

We've been trying it out on cinnamon toast! It's so good!

It would also be great to use as a garnish sprinkled on top of whipped cream. 

Or on top of an apple pie! Yum!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cream of Spinach Scarf

This scarf was started well over a year ago and I found it difficult and laid it aside until this fall. I'm a terrible procrastinator when things don't go as planned :(

This go around it has been much easier and I hope to have it done by December. (It's a birthday present for some one special - you know who you are! :))

This should be called the stress relief scarf.

 I started it when The Pilot was working on siding on his shop, three stories up. 
It was scary watching him up there, but I felt better watching him, rather than leaving him all by himself.

So, I sat below, with my knitting and my cell phone, ready to call 911 if he fell off.

It all seems silly now, but at the time, it felt right. 

Okay, I know I'm more than a little paranoid, please bear with me! 

There's something about knitting that calms me down, keeps me busy.

The scarf grew again as we zipped around in the Cessna last weekend.

And today, when I went with my mother to the hospital and sat waiting while she had a procedure done.

She wasn't nervous at all, but of course I was!

By the way, my mother is such an amazing woman, I thank God for her!

She is such an example of just not letting the big things bother her.

 She has a heart condition called A-fib which is an irregular heartbeat that is usually controlled by medication. But occasionally, she has an episode and to get her heart back in the "proper " rhythm, she had a cardioversion procedure.

She's had this done before and it basically restarts her heart. It's very quick and pain free and she assures me that it's no big deal, but still, to me it's a little scary.

By the way, she's back home and doing great! I'm so thankful!

So today, I was knitting up a storm, and now I think I'm about half way done.

Here is the scarf link, but you may need to sign up with Ravelry to download it, I'm not sure.

Sign up is free and simple and the pattern is free also.

Thanks for listening to my ramblings!

Latest Knitting Project

I had fun knitting these for a dear friend expecting her fifth boy. I wanted to wait to show them until I had given them to her, and then of course, I forgot. 

Fall is my time for knitting, it's such a cozy, homey thing to do. I have several projects going and more that I would like to do. Oh, for more time!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Family, Flying....and Fun!

And I should have added fear, also. I may have said it before, even though my husband loves flying, and is the most amazing pilot, I am not comfortable in the air. So sad, but true.

So, what this is all about, we flew down to Kentucky to a family reunion this past weekend.

It was so great to reconnect with family and even meet some cousins whom I had only known through blogging!

I only wish we could have stayed longer.

Loading the airplane, what a face!!

Big Sister was "copilot" she was so proud of her job.

We flew above the clouds, they were beautiful, so huge and the sun was really bright. When we had to go down under them, the contrast from bright, blue skies to overcast weather was interesting.

So the sky really is always blue, sometimes we just can't see it.  :)

I forgot to switch out camera batteries for the trip, so I didn't get as many photos as I would have liked, but we had an awesome time!

Happy Monday!!