We woke yesterday to some odd sounds. I thought that The Princess was having a hard time choosing what to wear and was opening and closing her closet repeatedly. She thought that I was working in the kitchen searching for a missing utensil - opening and closing drawers again and again. Finally, Harper made it clear to us all by becoming The Velcro Dog that there was thunder in the distance. In not too much time, the sky clouded up and we had rain. Not a lot, but enough to clear the dust and leave spots all over the windows that Hubby cleaned so beautifully over the weekend.
I decided to take quick action to make the most of the weather. A real fall-like day is hard to come by around here. I baked a couple of loaves of bread.And roasted a butternut squash to make some soup for our dinner.
I cleaned and saved the seeds from the squash to toast today. They will be good sprinkled on a salad or just eaten out of hand.
Then I headed off to my little sewing cubby. I've been playing with those little squares again. This one with 16 patches is the largest of the bunch at 6" x 8". I did the hand quilting while watching tv last night. There are others to share, but I'll wait until they are really done instead of in progress.
I also put the last stitches (well almost) in Spooky Tree. The bat needs some eyes and I didn't have any suitable buttons. Instead I'll make some French knots. By the time that decision was made, I didn't feel like going out to the garage cabinets and searching around. Then a nice coffee bath and this will be ready to hang.
Hubby is on vacation for the next two weeks. Like so many others, we are staying close to home this year. Plenty of projects around the house to keep us busy, books to ready, movies to watch, and maybe a day trip or two thrown in for good measure. I think it will be nice. The sunscreen will always be handy and there won't be any jet lag.
Design Wall Monday--3/10/14
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