Saturday, October 17, 2020

time out . . .

Hey, hey!  What a glorious, long weekend for me!  Our big meeting was Tuesday, and then the office was closed through Monday!  The weather's been just glorious for a five-day weekend!

Tuesday evening, Evey came home with me and had a sleepover.  We had lots of fun exploring, watching movies, and making cookies!!
She was very serious about her sprinkling duties!

While Evey and I were checking out the turtle sanctuary, I noticed a couple of water lily buds.  Sure enough, when I came out on Thursday to look, we had one in full bloom . . . 
Isn't it beautiful?  Very late in the season for us, and pretty timely!  We had our first freeze warning this morning, and I noticed that both buds were under water.

Todd and I took a trip down the back end of the Nature Trail, where I happen to know the acorns have huge caps!  (Side note:  I've noticed--at least in our woods--that the biggest acorns have smaller caps, but the acorns with the huge caps are itty-bitty!)
Score!  It's still relatively early in the season, so there weren't a ton, but more than enough for what I wanted them for:
Who knew?! They make such cute caps for crocheted pumpkins! Those pumpkins are rather addictive, and I even found a way to cut the stitches to make tiny little crocheted pumpkins!!  :)

I worked on several *secret* projects, too.  Getting ready for the Halloween Hoppin Blog Hop! It starts on Monday ... this coming Monday!!  Be sure to tune in; here's the lineup:

Monday, October 19

Tuesday, October 20

Wednesday, October 21

me! >>>   Count it *all* JOY   <<< me!

My date is Wednesday . . . and who knows?  There might be a giveaway!!

As for slow stitching Sunday? I've got plenty to choose from.  Though I made some progress on my "Give Thanks" (by Kathy Schmitz) stitchery, there's still a ways to go.
I am also midway through (another) crocheted pumpkin. I did mention that they were addictive, right??!
And I ordered this cute little wool pear ornament!  I've got it cut out and ready to stitch on at my leisure, so who knows?!
What will you be stitching on Sunday afternoon?  I'll be linking up to Kathy's Quilts and her slow stitching post.  And savoring the last day of my long weekend!! Enjoy!


11 expressed . . .:

CathieJ said...

I love all those pretty projects. Looks like Evey enjoyed the cookie making. All those years living at my childhood home surrounded by oak trees and I didn't know the acorn caps would make great pumpkin tops. I love how you used them. I need to crochet some pumpkins....along with all my other projects. I am looking forward to the Blog Hop. I hope I remember with work and all.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Sounds like you and Evey had a great time baking! Those are such special moments for the kids! I know mine love it! Those crocheted pumpkins are really cute! Looking forward to seeing what you make for the hop this week!

Karrin Hurd said...

Glad you got a small vacation, and how nice to spend with Evey! Your projects are lovely. We never see the acorns like that. The squirrels usually bury them in my yard various places! Have a great week!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Looks like such a fun time with your granddaughter! The Give Thanks embroidery is so lovely and love the acorn cap projects, too!

Faye said...

Love the crochet pumpkins! I made some of these a couple of weeks ago. They are SO addictive to make!

Sarah said...

How clever are you! Those acorn cups on the pumpkins are gorgeous!

Jenny said...

So nice to read about your turtle sanctuary! I'm presuming they are wild turtles perhaps?

Kim said...

There seems to always be a ton of fun to be had at your place. Water Lilies are always a beautiful thing to be seen on a pond, though I suspect they might disappear there, for a long while. Every knitted pumpkin requires to wear an acorn hat!

Louca por porcelana said...

Gorgeous artworks!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Those pumpkins are sew cute!

Needled Mom said...

She’s such a serious little baker! I love those pumpkins with the acorn lids and the water lily is beautiful.