It is the first of September. Wow! My summer vacation went by so quickly. Tuesday starts both my day job as a Math Teaching Assistant at a local high school and my evening/night position twice a week as an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at a local university. I can't believe both start on the same day! Ugh! Usually I get one day of the day job before having both. I am going to be exhausted Tuesday night that is for sure.
Now on to more pleasant subjects. I have made a lot of progress on my Halloween Topiary.
I have completed the brown part of the border and now I am adding the leaves. Once this is done I will go back and add the moon, last two satin bats and the ghosts. Since I stopped working on the satin parts, the stitching is much more fun.
I frogged the sweater I was making for Hubby. It was going to be too small and when I measured it against a couple of his other sweaters I found that he had two heavy maroon sweaters. He didn't need another and he really didn't want me to make him one. I really liked the pattern though so I may make him this sweater in the future with a pretty blue yarn. He doesn't have a blue sweater and the color looks so nice on him.
I was really enjoying knitting though so I found a pattern for myself called Sangria, where I can use the yarn that I had bought.
It is quite an easy knit and it doesn't bother my wrist/thumb. The pattern is pretty too.
I am also reading what will most likely be my final book of the summer.
This is another new author for me. I am about halfway through. I almost stopped reading this book after the first chapter. It isn't bad, but I really am not into books about cheating husbands and marriages and families falling apart. It is quite easy reading though so I have stuck with it. I still can't say that I really like this book, but it is too late in the summer to start something new so I will find out how this ends and hope there is something uplifting at some point in this book. My mind will be too busy with math come Tuesday to get immersed in another book unless I decide that I need something to read before bed.
I bought a whole bunch of Italian Prune Plums at a farm-stand last week and whipped up my Aunt Alice's recipe for Peach Cake, but I substituted the plums.
The recipe makes two cakes like you see above. It came out quite tasty if I do say so myself. I gave half of a cake to my mom and the other half to my MIL. Hubby and I have been sharing one of them. Yum!
I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I will spend some time on my Halloween Topiary today.
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