Sunday, October 25, 2020

SAL update

It is time for the second Stitch-Along Update of the month and this time I have plenty of progress to show. Here is where I was at the beginning of the month.

I finished all the stitching to the left of the tree trunk and added a bunch on the right.
You can just see the beginning of the sand to the left of the tree trunk.

It is amazing how much you can get completed when you have an hour long stretch to do it. It also helped that there were bigger swaths of the same color instead of a ton of confetti stitching.

Thanks so much to Avis at Sewing Beside the Sea for hosting this Stitch Along.

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Some friendly crocheting

I am sharing the wonderful crochet work of my longtime friend Maria. She has more patience than I do with crochet. Look at these gorgeous twin-size afghans she has made for her adult sons . I would say that they are both Super Mario fans.

Her next project is a Harry Potter afghan for her daughter-in-law. I am looking forward to that. I may have to borrow that pattern once she is done. My daughter has always been a Harry Potter fan.
Of course, who knows when that may be possible.

I am still adding two rows here and there to my Infinity Breeze Scarf. I would love to finish it this fall/winter. 
 I wish I could get the color right in a photo as it is definitely more green than blue.

Maybe I will be able to work on it while waiting for students to attend my Virtual Math Center tutoring once my university class is over. It doesn't look much different each time I share, but I can assure you that it is getting longer. 

Hubby and I took a walk at Belmont Lake State Park last weekend in the hopes of seeing some fall color. 
We saw some ducks, geese and swans.

The view across the lake was quite pretty, but not very colorful. The sky was gorgeous.
The path was pretty.

And then there was this....finally some fall color.

I love this picture!

I also found time to make an Apple Struesel Loaf Cake this past weekend. I included a link to the recipe, but note that the first ingredient should say 2 cups all-purpose flour. The amount is missing in the link. I assume that my mother copied the recipe from a Woman's Day magazine years ago as it was handwritten on a piece of paper.
It is very tasty with chunks of apple inside and on top.

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Back to Stitching

It has been two weeks since I posted mainly because last week there was absolutely no stitching happening. I made the mistake of collecting an assignment in my university class as well as giving that same class a subsequent test. I was swamped with grading. Ugh! 

This week was free and clear and a whole lot of stitching happened. Yay!

I have managed to move to the right side of the tree trunk and add some leaves to the palm tree on Three Boats.

I have also finished the tree to the right the church on October Morning and started adding some color near the bottom.

Hubby and I took a walk through our local preserve last weekend. This is the path we walked. Some fallen leaves on the ground, but not much color yet.

There were some pretty ferns along the way.

It was hard to get a good photo of the lake as there were other people at the opening with the clearest view. We are social distancing at all times. We still got a glimpse of the water.

On our way back, this black cat crossed our path and then sat on the side and watched us.

He was quite cute.

I have finished reading the "Grace Kelly Dress" by  Brenday Janowitz. I really liked it and would recommend it. 

I also finished reading "Whispering Rock", by Robyn Carr. This was the 3rd book of the Virgin River series. I enjoyed reading this also, but I predicted some of the twists which was unfortunate.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I think I will add some stitches to Three Boats.

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

Stitch Along Update

 It is time once again to report on the every third week Stitch-Along hosted by Avis at Sewing Beside the Sea.

I have been working on Three Boats when I can find the time now that I a somewhat busy with school. Here is where I was three weeks ago.

I have since filled in a lot of that blue next to the tree trunk and have added some stitches to the tree trunk itself. 

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Scuplture garden

When our son was visiting this past weekend, we were looking for something different to do. Someone on the Facebook page Hike It Baby Long Island recommended the Nassau County Museum of Art grounds in Roslyn, NY. We were looking for something outside and there are hiking trails and sculpture gardens all for free. What a score! The hiking trails weren't difficult, but they weren't flat either like most of Long Island. I didn't take any photos of the trails, but I did take some of the various sculptures.

The sculpture above was made with stacked bluestone.

There were several more sculptures, but these were the ones that I found interesting. 

I have added some stitches to October Morning. 

The road to the church is completed now. 

I stopped reading the "Vanishing Half". I just could not get into this book. I never really looked forward to reading it. I have changed to "The Grace Kelly Dress" by Brenda Janowitz.

I wasn't sure about this book either at first, but I have found that I am quite enjoying it. 

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. Since I spent Saturday washing my living room windows as well as changing the curtains, I think I will sit with my stitching for a spell today. I will probably work on Three Boats.

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