Friday, October 11, 2013

I guess it is Autumn

As I look out the window on this grey, rainy day, I have to accept that Fall has actually arrived.  It has been so mild so far, and so enjoyable.  I love Autumn for the colors and the cooler temperatures, harvests, and settling in for the winter.
Below is "Crunch", a yard character my kids gave me a few years ago.  He gets blown over in the wind, so Terry chained him to the post.  We were thinking a sign that says "This Home protected by Crunch Security" would be appropriate.
I bought a drop leaf table at a garage sale for $5, and we used it in the house until we were able to bring my dining room set over from storage.  I removed the table top and sealed the wood with a spray sealant, and it is now a trellis for my Passion Flower vine.  I love it.

You never know what I will think up next.  Alan used to say if you parked your car for too long at our place it would get planted.   Terry is now learning my penchants' for yard art.

I just barely had enough corn stalks to decorate the telephone pole out by the mail boxes.  The neighbors love it.
And, I'm turning most of my big planters in to All Season plantings.

Monday, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet a fellow blogger for Coffee.  Jean of
moved to this area from Tennessee a couple of years ago, and this is the second time we have met.  Thank you Pat  for hooking us up.
Thursdays have become the best day of the week for us in my new life.  We have a friend who is a personal chef that comes over for dinner every Thursday evening.  During the summer, these dinners took place under the Gazebo and consisted of barbecue and sometimes a fire in the pit.  Now they have moved inside.  April has tenants who have joined us for these dinners, and they are a couple in their 20's.  April is 40 something, and Terry and I are the oldsters.  So, we have three generations represented here, and we have a blast.  Chase is a world class white water kayaker and keeps us entertained with his antics.  He says Terry is his hero, he wants to grow up to be just like him.  I feel quite honored to have these wonderful friends gathered here each week.  They have so enriched my life.
Oh, and before I forget, I have re-opened my Etsy store.  I have yarns and hats listed at this time, but I'm doing it slowly.  And the name?  Fiberfabrications, of course.


Stephanie Hammer said...

You're so creative! I see things I want to do all the time, but that will have to wait until the kids are a bit older.

Did Justin tell you we got some Bart and Duncan fiber turned into yarn? The lady who runs the mill couldn't say enough nice things about their fiber - but especially Bart's. I'm trying to untangle the skein so I can make his first alpaca hat made from his favorite alpaca.

She said that their fiber wasn't traditional Huacaya or Suri - more like a mix of both. She said (this is quoted from her e-mail) " Most of the skeins weigh around 6.5 ounces as this fiber is considered to be neither huacaya or suri, but silky. Silkier is relatively new in both the alpaca and llama fiber world. It is a mix of both fiber genetics from a huacaya and suri alpaca (the same for the llamas). It has the high luster and length of a suri and no ringlets, but the evenness of huacaya, thus making it easier to process than the suri locks. It also have the weight of the suri fiber (double that of huacaya)."

Melinda c said...

I love yard art too! I did a lot this summer in the yard and now I am trying to work on the inside more but I have big plans for next spring!!!!!!!!!
I love the "guy" your kids bought you.....How fun is he?