Sunday, October 4, 2015

Cool Autumn Weather

Happily Hurricane Joaquin is giving Long Island a pass. I really feel bad for all those in the South who are being socked by rain. I hope everyone stays safe.

Autumn has definitely arrived here though. We finally had to give in and put the heat on yesterday. The house was just too cool for comfort. I put an afghan on the bed in order to keep us warm. 
I haven't gotten my quilt out yet. I hope I have some time to change over the bedding in the near future, although it is supposed to warm up here again sometime this week so I might wait a bit still.

I think today I will spend some time on Baker Beach. Last week I was here:
I managed to spend a good hour one day working on it, so now it looks like this. I hope you can see the difference. One hour with a whole lot of color changes doesn't really look like much.
I actually think I will spend a little time on this or Santa today and then get some knitting done also. Maybe Hubby and I will take a walk in the crisp Autumn air. Hmmm, sounds like a plan.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching today. Tomorrow I will join the Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom- No Cape. Pop on over to their sites to see what other bloggers are up to.

Thanks for stopping by!

25 comments:

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Baker Beach is looking great! A few more hours and you will be done. Yay!

Christine Feldstein said...

Your crochet blanket looks wonderful... needless to talk about your embroidery!

CathieJ said...

Thank you so much!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Your afgan looks wonderful on the bed! Your really getting close to finishing your crossstitch project

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

How lovely that afghan is...same situation here in PA. Yesterday morning was about 42 degrees so I ran the furnace for a bit ...don't see how I'd have gotten a shower without doing so! It stayed chilly all day, though I only had the furnace on that morning. Today it will gradually go up to around 70 or so.

mamasmercantile said...

I love the beautiful blanket on your bed, a real delight and great progress on Baker Beach.

Kaja said...

I love your afghan - it's not a design I've seen before but it's very striking. Hang in there with Baker Beach - not that far to go now.

Ivani said...

OH my your afghan is so cute. One our of stitching really makes the difference. Have a warm week.

karen said...

beautiful! I'm glad the hurricane is not near me either....they create such a mess!

The Cozy Quilter said...

I put a quilt on our bed this week. Nice and cozy now!!! Keep stitching! I like seeing this project each week!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

That really is Slow Stitching! Beautiful work. The hurricane gave us several days of rain, and some flooding in the low valley areas of our mountain area of North Carolina, but we live on a mountainside so were safe.

CathieJ said...

Thank you so much.

Lilly's Mom said...

I love your blanket design. Happy to hear the storm didn't come your way. We received a little bit of much needed rain here in parched southern California. Your beach picture is really amazing with all those tiny stitches making such a lovely picture. Have a great week :)

The Crafty Creek said...

You're getting there! The sky on Baker Beach is beautiful.

Renee said...

Those confetti sections certainly do slow down the stitching progress, but the added detail is so worth it. I can definitely see where you filled in some areas. It is always fun to see your progress!

Denise :) said...

Your afghan is lovely!! I love when the weather gets cool enough to support multiple blankets on the bed! Your stitch work is coming along beautiful! What a gorgeous finished piece you will have!! :)

Christine Barnsley said...

Love your crocheted afghan! Beautiful colours! You are getting close to finishing your cross stitch and it looks beautiful! Christine x

FlashinScissors said...

I love your crocheted afghan, very striking! Well done with the cross stitch, keep on going!

Barbara xx

FlashinScissors said...

I meant to say, I love your scary cat header too!

Barbara xx

Cath said...

firstly...I love your crochet afghan on the bed....had to do a double take as it looks so much like a quilt. secondly...yes, I can see the progress made on your project. A bit of fun making out where it is growing. lastly...thank you for linking up at Bits'nBobs It is so nice to have you over for the party!

CathieJ said...

Thanks so much. That is my own design.

CathieJ said...

Thank you. That afghan was made in the 1980s. It still looks pretty good.

CathieJ said...

Thank you. That blanket was made in the 1980s. Glad you got some rain. Thanks for the kind comments.

Kate said...

Beautiful crochet afghan! I had to do a double take to ensure it was yarn. I do see the progress you made on your hand stitching project. It is slow going when you have to change colors a lot.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a lovely afghan on your bed!