Indian Summer is now over and fall has returned in all its glory. Here's a peek out of the dining room window.
This morning found us raking leaves. Raking and raking and raking. The bed of our pickup was filled four times for a trip over to the town drop-off spot. Our work-out is done for the day. By morning, you will not be able to tell what we had done.
Darling Daisy is getting ready for the changes in season, too. Here she sports her new Gentle Leader.
No, it is not a muzzle. It works like a horse halter and gives easy control to the human holding the leash. Daisy is a great walker but she is still a puppy at heart. Remember this photo? Daisy is ever on squirrel patrol. When we are outdoors, she is quick to bolt into action. Wet leaves are slicker than sn*t. Once the leaves are gone, ice will be right behind. To protect life and limb all while assuring Daisy daily walks, we made the decision to add the Gentle Leader to our arsenal.
She is trying her very best to look miserable and pitiful. Yet she is not restricted in any way. Quickly, she learned that she could still eats treats just fine. All is well.
The stocking that The Quilter knitted for me has been felted. Truth be told, I was a little nervous about the procedure. And from the looks of this -
with good reason. The red dye let go as soon as the sock hit the water. *yikes* I watched carefully to make sure that the color was not being picked up in the white stripes.
After about 15-20 minutes of agitating by hand in the sink, I was ready to enjoy the result.
In person, it looks more felt-y than the photo. The individual stitches are not as evident to the naked eye. Thanks again to Paula for her beautiful and generous work.
On the quilting front, I assembled the top for Soot and Ashes yesterday.
I took the 'liberty' of starting to place some of the applique though the instructions are not yet given. Even I can manage a vine and some berries without a pattern.
Dinner is in the crock pot. We'll get a nice fire rolling in the fireplace and pop in a movie or watch something stored on the dvr and I'll happily stitch away on the applique. My kinda Saturday night.
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