I have been on vacation this week. The weather has been beautiful, almost too warm for October in the midwest. Low 80s. About 10 degrees warmer than it should be. I'm not complaining mind you. The trees are really showing their beautiful autumn colors.
I didn't have any goals I had to meet this week, just have done some jobs around the house that needed some attention. It is just such a wonderful feeling to have time to putter around. Today is my last day of vacation at home before Mike joins me. He will be taking some days off also starting tomorrow.
Mike helped me with taking some pictures this morning for my blog. I had the autumn themed pieces in mind to change my blog header photo. I actually have frames for two of the pieces, just need to stretch them and get them framed...
I have been enjoying some extra stitching time. I have been working on a Christmas piece. My friend Cathy handed it off to me at our last stitch group claiming the black fabric was just too hard for her to see to stitch. She knew I liked the design also, so she just handed me her fabric and chart and said 'go for it'.
I got my favorite old quilt out for the photos I've posted. I bought just the quilt top years ago at an auction, and then had the local senior citizen's ladies quilt it. The local senior quilters have done many quilting projects over the years. At the time I added my name to their waiting list it was like at least a year's wait. But they do beautiful quilting. I'm not sure if they still do this or not, it has been several years since I had this done. I have one other quilt I had them quilt for me, it's a sampler quilt I pieced by hand. My sister sewed the blocks and sashing together for me. I will get a photo of it sometime and post it. That is my total experience with quilting...one. I do love quilts, I just love cross stitching more.
I will end this long post with one more cat photo. Our daughter, Holly took this photo the other day, and I have to share.
Well, guess that's the update from my neck of the woods...hope you are all enjoying some beautiful Fall weather.