Sunday, September 1, 2019

Where did the summer go?

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.  

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love the Halloween Topiary, and the color of the yarn for the sweater you are knitting is so pretty I love deep burgundy or maroon it's so perfect for fall and winter. The cake looks so good.

    1. I do love the yarn color too and I don't have any sweaters in that color right now. Thanks for visiting,

  2. Between knitting the sweater and the cross stitch project, perhaps you'll be able to unwind after school if not on Tuesday, later in the week.

  3. Deilig kaken... glede å bake med frukt som bare er modne,
    snart kommer epler.
    Jeg liker fargen og mønster fra genser din. Det blir veldig fin. Ha det gøy å strikke.

    1. I really like baking with apples too. Thank you for your kind words. Cathie

  4. I admire knitters! The topiary is really pretty. I probably wouldn't have read that book either... I don't like to disturb my mind with bad things. ;-))

  5. Well that sweater you picked for yourself is quite nice. Glad you found something to do with that yarn.

  6. Your stitching is looking good, it's a very cute design. Seeing your knitting makes me want to knit myself something and as for the pie.....yum!

  7. Loved how your stitching came out ,it looks wonderful .
    Love the knitting and yummy sweet .
    Sad about the book .
    Enjoy your new week.

  8. good luck re entering work! I am down to one day a week of babysitting and I LOVE it. That little girl drains me :) I am so excited for fall to begin, I want to be cold.

  9. Summer got eaten up with non-summer things and absolutely FLEW by this year...and we never got much really hot weather to enjoy. I'm still sulking a bit about that.

    Those cables are going to look absolutely fantastic!


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