Sunday, September 21, 2014

Down To The Creek

Hello!  Mr. B. and I decided to take a walk by the Creek.  It seemed that other folk made the same choice, including four footed friends.

Capturing the Flora of the season, as we are betwixt and between seasons.  The temps have been around 80f only problem is allergy season for me. It is however my favourite time of year, well our anniversary is early October and the weather is almost always just lovely.

The Boy has found through the college work program a job as an Elementary School assistant which he says he really likes and he did emphasize really, and the school is very near to where he lives, in fact nearer than the college so he is very happy.  Now he's just got to find another job to fill in.

I have noticed that our Electric and Gas bill has gone down by $25.00 since Rob has left.  New gas furnace still needs to be installed, that will be a chunk of change, but we are getting near to the season when we will need it.  Did also have a cord of wood delivered.

A chunk of wood fell on Mr. B.s ankle bone and was swollen and sore, it was suggested by an Indian feller that B. works with, that he should put a poultice on of Turmeric and Salt, mixed into a paste poultice and applied to the bruised and swollen area.  This certainly did seem to help.  Always good to learn natural medical practices, even from the other side of the world.

Yesterday I started a crochet sock pattern five times and I still need to have another go at it.  I did break down and admitted that I did need to work under the magnifying light with that finer thread.

Oh, it's a long long time from May to December
But the days grow short when you reach September
When the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame
One hasn't got time for the waiting game.
Oh the days dwindle down to a precious few
September, November.
And these precious days I'll spend with you.
These precious days I'll spend with you.

I saw this mentioned on another blog Magnon's Meanderings and I agree Lotte Lenya's 1957 version is the best.  

Having a lovely cool drink.

Just sat on rocks in the middle of the creek and took photos, was fun.  The sound of cascading water is so relaxing.

So I will leave you with this.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Cornell Plantation

As I think I stated previously Cornell University owns extensive property in the Ithaca area, is an Ivy League University and deep coffers.  So all benefit from the beautiful Cornell Plantation that is open to the public, we only viewed a small part of it, there is much more to explore.

I made the necklace and earrings.

Pose of the young, or should I say modern day pose.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Our Sunday Cycles and Crafts - Challenge Movement

Hi Dear Folk,

Down to the forties last night and I was positively chilly an extra quilt is going on our bed tonight.  When folk in the southern hemisphere start talking about spring I start thinking it's not autumn yet.  We have a week or so before it truly is.

After kiboshing our trip to Cape May, Mr. B. came home. no work, it's showering.  So then we decided to go to a craft fair that was on for Saturday and Sunday, but by the time we got half way there it was bucketing down, so kiboshed that and since we were near to a thrift shop that we hardly ever get to, we went there instead.  Mr. B. bought some CDs and I found a nice brand new three piece PJ set, so will use that for special occasions, you know the type with the matching dressing gown. Plus a wonderful Puffin teatowel from Iceland, I was so excited, I love Puffins, and a hand painted toast rack from Poland, I have always wanted a piece of Polish china, but I'm going to use it for letters.

We went home and cooked up a simple Tuscan spaghetti using all fresh tomatoes, garlic and basil.  We bought Asiago cheese for the top and some prosciutto.

Sunday as the sun came out we decided to go to the Craft Fair, I knew a friend would be showing her quilt wares.  There was also a bike race going on.

Personal photo challenge - Movement  Sony Cybershot DSC HX1

I did like this lady.

Just a few of the stalls.

Mr. B.  helped me to figure out a little panning to get movement into the shot, I liked these the best.  ISO 125 F8

Some entertainment.

Little needle felted dogs.  She wires these first and then felts around them.

Revamped old jumpers and cardigans, pieced together with a serger.

This was my favourite, I know more pottery, but I did not buy it, but I did like it.  Just right for a soup or bowl of noodles.  There were other colours but blue was my favourite.

Some houses in town.

I did buy a pottery dragonfly button, which I am going to put elastic through and use as a hair tie.

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