Sunday, September 20, 2020

Apple picking and Slow Stitching

Last weekend Hubby and I decided that we needed to get out of the house so we drove to the east end of Long Island and went apple picking at Woodside Orchards. We went early so that there wouldn't be very many people there and we went to a small orchard that didn't have children's activities.

There was nobody near us when we took this picture.
We got a peck of Jonamac, a cross betwen MacIntosh and Jonathons.

On the way home we stopped at a local farmstand, Bayview Market and Farms.
We bought some potatoes, plums, delicious green beans, tomatoes and more.
We even got a couple of pumpkins and some Indian Corn.

This week I was giving my university Precalculus class an exam, so I was sitting watching all the students on a Zoom session for 2 hours. While doing so, I was able to stitch on October Morning. I added quite a lot of stitches on the dirt road leading to the church. I needed to reposition the hoop. Yay!

I have also been working on Three Boats just a little bit. See the pretty blue that is mostly filled in to the left of the tree trunk. There are lots of different floss colors in there.

I have been reading a lot lately. I have finished Nora Roberts' Key Trilogy.

I really loved this set of books. It is my second time reading them and I enjoyed them just as much.
Now I am reading "Shelter Mountain" by Robyn Carr. I have waited all summer for this book after I finished "Virgin River" which was the first of the series. I am not all that far in, but I am already enjoying it.

I am joining Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to see what other bloggers are stitching. I think I will add a few more stitches to Three Boats. I want to fill in those white patches in the blue and move on to finishing the tree trunk.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Three Boats is really beginning to take shape now. The blue is really making everything pop. October Morning is looking wonderful, too. Love that church. How fun to go and pick lots of apples. They look delicious. Love the colours in the Indian Corn.

  2. oh Cathie... I love your progress on the country church... and one 3 boats too! Pretty blue :) I am glad you got to be outside socially distanced and got to pick some fresh produce too <3 Have a fun day today! Kathi

  3. Hi Cathie
    We have not picked apples this year but I did buy a bag of Macs from a local farmer. So crunchy and delicious! Hooray for having to move the hoop on the church project. Those confetti stitches are tedious, but they do add lots of depth to your three boats picture. Have a great week.

  4. The church is really taking shape in your stitchery. Apple picking sounds fun, especially when you get such a sweet reward for your efforts!

  5. I have not read that Nora Roberts series so I will check it out - I have read Robyn Carr's books and enjoy most of them.

  6. Your stitching is looking good. Your day out sounds so good. Fresh apples are the best!

  7. The apple picking sounds wonderful, and the visit to the farmstand, too! I love that an unexpected benefit of online classes is the opportunity to stitch while the kids are taking a test! I've enjoyed that series of Nora Roberts and also many of Robyn Carr's books. They are so good for an escape!

  8. You can tell there are a lot of colour changes even in that small blue section. I guess you won't get bored! I'll pop the Nora Roberts books on my reading list thanks.

  9. The apples picking plus the vegies shopping sounds like fun
    Great progress on your cross stitch projects. I love Nora Roberts' books and will check if these ones have alreaby been translated to portuguese, thanks for the tip

  10. Love Nora Roberts and Robyn Carr! Great progress on your stitching, and your produce looks lovely!

  11. Cathie: Wow Three Boats is really showing some beautiful colors.
    October Morning is really showing progress, I do like the fall colored tree.
    I am a big reader, for book club we are reading Water For Elephants, love it.
    I am a fan of Nora Roberts, she is an amazing writer.
    Nice veggies, yum.

    Have a lovely week.

  12. Hi,
    Beautiful stitching..lots of good things at the market.yummy. Have a great day!

  13. Lovely fruit and veg .
    Your stitching is growing and you can see the beautiful pictures .
    Have a fun day.

  14. There isn't an orchard on the Island so we had to buy the apples this year. It was a joy to see the fruit and veg. Great progress on your projects.

  15. cute photo of you two lovebirds! I love how you made the outing safe enough to get out and be with one in nature.


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