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Saturday Scenes

October 8, 2016

Lady Bug, on page 9 AND 474 at the same time. She was ecstatic about this.

[No picture captured] – Two smallish bears racing through the house shouting, “Do you bite your thumb at me?”

One quilt in progress delivered to the quilter.

One quilt with a deadline begun.

One simple yet delectable dinner.

And lastly, The Kettle Slayer’s leftover condiments, soon to be my breakfast omelette fixings. 

So Many Projects

October 7, 2016

At work, some projects are wrapping up, much to my delight. I know they will be immediately replaced with just as many, if not more, equally urgent to-dos. For the moment, I am soaking up the brief change of pace.

At home, I did a project round up and counted 25 projects either started or existing as ideas with all materials purchased. And that doesn’t include the sock yarn stash (fourteen pairs’ worth)!

Time to implement some project management skills on the home front it seems. Prioritize, plan, complete. 

Tomorrow, I’ll try to get two quilts off to the quilter. The tops are done, the backs are pieced, just need to get them out of the door.

How much can I get done before the end of the year?

Keeping Up

October 5, 2016

Fifth day of October. Postcards mailed so far this month – five. A good start to #31postcards. 


October 4, 2016

At a funeral mass today, I went up during communion, arms crossed, unsure what to expect. I’ve been to Catholic churches where, as a non-Catholic, I was unwelcome. The usual experience is a reluctant pat on the head and an unintelligible  muttering about the blessing of Christ.   Today, the deacon palmed the entire top of my head firmly and declared my blessing. And looked me right in the eye when he was done. Amen and amen, people. That’s how you do church. 


October 3, 2016

True to form, September was busy with new school year beginnings at home and fiscal year-end busyness at work. October arrived and routines magically fell into place. I do love October. Is it the same for every household with students or teachers? When is the magic month where the hard tasks become easier? What wonderful things will arrive this October?


October 2, 2016

I finished the Hello Fall – Manor House quilt top last week. 

Its sister quilt, in Posy Garden, is a Block of the Month from The Clever Quilt Shoppe. Month four of six is shipping soon so there’s still a ways to go on that one.

While I’m waiting on more Posy Garden fabric, I am making progress on Lady Bug’s owl quilt. Today I worked on the tree trunk and two of the branches. Three branches to go!

I snuck in some knitting time too. The Kettle Slayer’s latest socks are coming along steadily. 

It was a good week for making. 

Saturday Adventure 

October 1, 2016

We tried to go to Cherry Plain State Park today, but learned when we arrived that it was closed for the season.  A little backtracking to cell signal land and then back over the backtracking the other direction and we were off to try Grafton Lakes State Park instead. 

It was beautiful. We hiked near Long Pond. The smallest smallish bear brought a friend and this girl was quick to see wildlife all around. She spotted a tiny salamander, perfectly camouflaged at the base of a tree. We would have missed it without her sharp eyes.

All three slept the whole way home. It was a good adventure day. We will go back soon.