I can’t get over how quickly the months have passed this year. I don’t know if it’s because the stores rush us from season to season with things to buy that they want to sell, or if it’s just my age and the time passes much faster. Remember when you were a child and it was the last couple of weeks before Christmas how long it seemed? The time seemed to stand still then although it really didn’t and went no faster or slower than it goes today. Still, I really wish the days were longer sometimes. Especially now that David is getting off work in the early afternoon and I still have things I want to do besides prepare dinner.
I have really grown to hate cooking the last few years. After all, I’ve cooked for various people every meal almost in the last fifty years and it’s getting old. I never liked to cook in the first place and it gets worse for me the older I get. Those pre-packaged, ready to cook meals I see on tv look more and more appealing to me, but I know David, with his finicky eating would not like most of them because there are VEGETABLES in most of them. Not the kind of vegetables he likes such as corn and green beans. Well, those are the only vegetables he likes. I eat just about every kind of vegetable there is because I was brought up on a farm and we raised all our vegetables and we ate what was put before us.
I don’t know how I got off on that tangent. Oh, yes, the shorter days and having to stop to cook, Ugh. The days David doesn’t work he will sometimes prepare a meal and I love it. His meals tastes better than mine. Are you that way? The food you cook doesn’t taste good, but someone else could make the very same meal and it’s yummy. I made roast pork loin, green bean bake and mashed potatoes with apple crunch for dessert today. None of it tasted good to me, but David ate two helpings so it must not have been too bad.
Well, to change the subject. I have been working on an Autumn quilt for the past month. It has twenty fifteen inch square blocks. Each block has about one hundred pieces in it. It’s been a fun one to make.
David came into my shop the other day and said, “I know you know what each pile of pieces are for, but to me it looks like a jumbled mess!” I laughed and pointed out each pile and told him the size of the pieces in each one. There is a method to my madness. I can work in chaos and come out with something in order.
This is just one of the blocks. I now have the quilt top completed and will show you when I get a good picture of it. As you can see, there are many different fabrics in this quilt. I love the Fall colors so much.
Here is a stack of the blocks I had done that particular day. There was a LOT of cutting of pieces for this quilt. I made a smaller version of it a couple of years ago. It’s on a chair in my living room so I can look at it all season. I will really try to remember to get pictures to show you my next blog. I notice I have promised to show things in the past and completely forgotten about showing them when I write new posts. I will try not to do that this time.
Now that I am done with that quilt it is on to making Christmas gifts. I was going through my fabric boxes getting ideas for what to make and found material I had completely forgotten about but that would go very well into the projects I have planned. They say the store shelves may be emptier this year for Christmas shopping so I am preparing to make a lot of my gifts.
We had a beautiful rainbow the other day. We could see it from our front porch. We have been having some rainy days recently. Yesterday and today have been rather dreary and cold. But then there comes a rainbow.
We took a drive up to some property we have in the hills of Brown County. We still don’t know what we will do with that property. We would love to build a log cabin and I have designed exactly what I want, two buildings, one for the living area and kitchen, bath and laundry and the other for the master bedroom and bathroom with an enclosed dog trot between them. And I want another building just for storage and my quilting. One can dream. Always.
This is part of our property. It runs down a hill to a little stream at the bottom. David wants to go over there sometime and bush hog some of the land to make a path to walk.
One of our grandsons played in the championship game of his soccer travel league.
We took our lawn chairs and blankets and watched behind the fence. It was a pretty good spot as his team spent most of their time at this end and we saw a lot of action.
Here he is with his medal.
It is a very nice medal and we are so proud of him.
As we were leaving the game we saw the Hunter’s Moon above us.
It was so beautiful with the clouds all around it.
I managed to get some pretty good pictures of it with my little camera. Looks like Halloween. Do you see the witch flying across its face? When I was a child and there was a full moon, my mother would scare all us kids by saying she saw the witch flying across the moon. I was so sure she was right that I saw her, too!
Hope your October has been happy and you have enjoyed the Autumn Days. Hopefully our trees will be changing their colors in the next week. Happy Halloween! Bye.