Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Another Cowl and n a Beautiful Sunset

I am slowly settling down to our house and finding that once again Autumn is a very calming and relaxing season for me.
 
Although I do love summer and widely enjoy the "new life" feeling that  spring brings to my heart I do love the Fall ...
 
Warm evenings, cuddling near the fireplace and a warm blanket on my lap with my knitting and crochet right beside me.
I feel so happy to have so many new projects and to be planning for the Holiday.
 
This time of year always brings me a feeling of anticipation and planning for good times with my family, great dinners and get together and lots of good memories to be shared. I have been working on my Christmas gifts  (which I cannot show here yet ... 
As I was working (with the elves) and trying to get a head start on Christmas, my daughter asked me to make another cowl for her... and what will a" knitting mama" do when her daughter asks her for anything ???
Of course, I abandoned anything and everything I had been working on and all I have been doing is "her" cowl ... lots of knitting ....knitting .... knitting ... as it is a garter stitch ... not too wide ...a bit longer than usual cowl... no pattern at all ... just the instructions of what she "had in mind" ...
 
See, my daughter has a very good sense of fashion and design and when she wants something (in all aspects of life) she knows exactly what she wants ...
She describes it to me ... I hurry to the yarn store ... and off I go ....
Knitting ...knitting...knitting ...
 

 
And pretty soon the final product will be done ... 
 


 
Another Day ... Another Cowl ..
and as we have a Holiday today I took the day to catch up on some house work and hopefully ... finish it for her ...
 

 
Hopefully I'll get it accomplished and will be back soon to show it to you.
Wish me luck
 
 
I also wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU to all the Veterans who have fought for us ... Including a BIG THANK YOU to my husband who served in the US Air Force.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
 
Thank you so very much for all your kind and beautiful comments on my cookies and pumpkin ... I am trying to "learn" to take better pictures ... so bear with me as I go through this new path ...
 
I will leave you today with some beautiful pictures my son have taken ...
He LOVES to take pictures and I LOVE his pictures ...
Proud Mama .
All of these pictures are right here near our house ...
We are so blessed with such a beauty.
 







 
Photo credit to Gino Simmons
(instagram simmonsgino) 
 
 
 

Friday, October 31, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN
 
 
Hi There my friends.
Hope you are having a wonderful week.

I have been working and working and my daughter has been sick so I haven't been able to do much ... but here we are and tonight its
HALLOWEEN...
We don't go "trick-o-treating" anymore, our kids are teens now, but we are ready for the little ones to come visit us ...
I make chili and cupcakes every year and this year some of our kids friends are going to stop by ...
I made some treats for them.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I made this cute pumpkin to give to a friend. I have been making some of them every year. It's a cute pattern I bought in one of our local yarn stores and my knitting group and I make them every year. I have a pretty good collection of them in my house. This one went to a friend who invited us for a Halloween party last week. 
 
 
We are staying home and enjoying a quiet, relaxing evening.
 
Where ever you are I hope you are enjoying your day and if you celebrate I hope you have a GREAT HALLOWEEN !!!
 
 
Thanks for all the great comments you leave for me and have a wonderful weekend.
 


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Washcloths in the Fall

Hi there friends...

I really don't think things will slow down this year for us ...
We are starting to feel a little more settled. Still lots to do in the house and the garage ... Oh the garage, still lots to do there also. But we are now starting to feel that this is our house.
This last weekend I spent all Saturday cleaning and cleaning and more cleaning. I was exhausted, but it felt really good to know that I only have about 5 more boxes to go and we will be done "unboxing" ... Unpacking the house.
While I have not had much time to knit or crochet I have been working on a few "Christmas" projects ... Trying to get a little ahead so I don't feel too stressed when the holidays get here. I really want to enjoy and spend time with my family instead of working so much in the holidays...

I'm also getting ready to do a coffee tasting party in November. My husband and I we have a small business roasting fresh coffee from all over the world. We roast it right here in our house in Happy Valley, OR. We specialize on coffees from Brazil and South America and we really enjoy making the different blends and right now most of our clients are our friends. But I'm hoping to expand it a little this next year as my son is interested in working on it with us...
So my next post I will show you our coffee label and will give you a little tour of our website and if you feel like ordering a delicious pound of coffee you can do it right there. We deliver ( if you are here in town) and we can also ship it if you want to try it.
We are changing our label and I'm waiting for the new ones and that is why I am waiting till next week to show it to you... Our website is www.cafezinhoroasting.com if you want to check it out.

I also want to show you what I have worked on a little bit this weekend....
I have been making washcloths and hope to have enough this year for Christmas gifts.
I also had so much fun picking up some pretty fall leafs and when I put them in my kitchen counter look how pretty they look with the beautiful shadows in the wall.

Hope you are all having fun wherever you are ... Even if it has turned grey and dark, enjoy the cozy days the cold and rain give to us ... Time to slow down a little and enjoy the inside, the fire, the hot teas and cocoa ... And while doing that ... Enjoy a little bit of Crochetting, knitting or whichever craft makes you happy.

Thank you so very much for all your kind and sweat comments on my last post about the baby boots.

You make my day ... You make me smile ... You make me feel special.

Have a wonderful week.