Sunday, November 17, 2019

Recent Happenings

I haven't been posting much lately just because life has been getting in the way.  I did manage to finally make the cording for my Halloween Topiary and glue it on. 
 The Bucilla rope floss that I inherited from my Aunt Gerri worked out beautifully. I never knew what I could use it for, but I saved it nonetheless.
I am so pleased with the final result and I found a way to use some stash.

Recently Hubby and I took a short overnight trip to visit our son in Pennsylvania. While we were there we visited Longwood Gardens. There were some pretty fall colors outside.

Most of the loveliness was in the Conservatory though. This first picture is a single chrysanthemum that has many blooms and has been trained into this shape using a cage-like device.
There were gorgeous hanging plants.
As well as floral displays.
Each display included bamboo in some way.
Hubby had me pose next to one of them.
There was also a few larger bamboo sculptures. The photo does not do this immense sculpture justice.
Look at these beautiful flowers! 
Above and below are spider mums.
The colors were fabulous.

There were also bonsai displays.
Isn't the color of the leaves on this tree just gorgeous?
And then there are the mums.
They are getting ready for the holiday season by stringing light displays throughout the gardens.
There is also a topiary garden, but it was closed for the season. Hubby took a picture of my son and I just outside of it. The weather that day was absolutely wonderful.
The next day we went on a short hike in Valley Forge National Historic Park. It is only a few minutes drive from our son's apartment.  I took a picture of my two favorite guys as we were hiking up the mountain.
Here is a look back up the mountain.
Our hike ended on a trail along a river. Aren't the fall colors beautiful.
Right at the end was a covered bridge.
I did manage to complete another little craft item. Do you remember the tulle bows that I made for my daughter's shower?
Well, I took them apart and decided to use the tulle to make dish scrubbies for my daughter. I followed the instructions on this YouTube video and ended up with this. 
I gave it to my daughter this past weekend when she visited and she thought it was a great way to recycle the tulle. I will make a few more from the rest of the blue tulle as well as the white.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I am hoping to get some knitting in today in between grading a class of homework assignments. 

Thanks for stopping by.