Thursday, October 24, 2013

Another gorgeous day!

Happy Thursday afternoon to everyone!

It seems fall is here for a few more days...Sunday we're due to have a change in the weather and the low is supposed to hit 15F. Ick! I want to absorb all of this beautiful weather before then.

Everyone is busy with fall activities. Teresa is having fun playing at the Oregon coast and Gracie is waiting for a new grandbaby. Taci is occupied with her new house being built. I know the rest of you are busy too!

I took a few more pictures today of Alex's scarf outside. The scarf is green. The tree is green. Not good thinking on my part. Ha!

I also made him two dishcloths since he seems to like using them and who doesn't like getting new ones? Look at my rhubarb trying to re-emerge in this gorgeous fall weather! I hope the frost next week doesn't kill it off completely.

I have just a few brave little flowers still blooming. I'll probably pull everything up on Saturday in the final winter yard preparations.

Everything else is pretty much died back in the cold nighttime temperatures we've been having. The sky is such an amazing blue during the day and the temperatures have been in the 60's consistently. I have honestly never seen an October like this since we moved to the Pacific Northwest. It's making me almost like fall. If only winter and snow didn't follow it.

And now a few more completed mittens.

I'm almost there. Another week and I think I'll reach the goal of 100 pairs! Thank you all who have been encouraging me onward. I must admit. I'm getting tired of mittens and have welcomed the other projects I've fit in here and there. I have just a bit of the yarn left that was donated by a few of you. If it's okay with you, I'll use it up in making hats and mittens for the homeless children here. That can be done anytime though and I think I'll take a little break from mittens!

Two weeks from today Hubby and I will be winging our way across the ocean to see Alex in Japan. He's reserved a hotel in Kyoto for three nights to see the autumn leaves. Harumi is meeting us one day. Yoshie on another. (Girls who have stayed with us in the past.) I think every day is officially filled up now. Please pray for good health for us. I seem to get sick before any big trips. I don't know if it's nerves or anticipation or what it is, but I DO NOT want to get sick.

Speaking of sick. Little Miss Piper had four immunizations last week and is having a rather nasty reaction to them. She's been home all week with a fever of over 101. Mandy and Brad have been alternating staying home with her. Please pray that she's better soon. She does seem a bit better this afternoon. Grandma has been having fun face-timing with her. :-)

Have a lovely day and a great fall weekend my friends.



"Praise the Lord, Oh my soul; all my inmost being, praise His Holy Name." Psalm 103:1


  1. That scarf is beautiful and such a natural color!

  2. I love the scarf, it's beautiful. And look at all of those mittens, great work!

  3. Well done, on all the knitting, Betsy!

    15 degrees already!!! WOW!

    Praying you will be well and get well rested before your trip and that Piper will continue to feel better, too.

    Gracie xx

  4. Piper and you will be in my prayers. I am loving all the 60+ degree days too--it will be hard to say goodbye to them and go back to the usual rainy, gray days.

  5. I'm missing all the sunny weather, it's been grey since we got to the coast. Congrats on reaching your mitten goal.. you're quite amazing, you know! Please take a photo of your son in the scarf for us, ok? Travel safe and stay healthy. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. ah Betsy praying for journey mercies for you as you go along on the trip to Japan have friends who are missionaries in Sapporo, been their twenty years this month.. it gets cold up there for them too love all the mittens for the homeless,may the LORD bless each and every one who wears them, and bring them to Himself!
    .. what a privilege to pray for them as you make them,
    love Shaz in OZ.x Ps praying for little Miss Piper too.xx

  7. Everything is looking good. Aren't those dishcloths great. I'm sure the gift you've made with love will be so much appreciated.

  8. Betsy you are so amazing making all those wonderful mittens. Alex is going to be so happy with the beautiful scarf and dishcloths, I am sure you are busting with excitement to travel to see your boy. Poor Miss Piper, I will send her some positive healing prayers, immunizations are so tough on the little ones, but they keep them healthy in the long run.
    Hugs to you and enjoy your weather before it turns cold.

  9. Your scarf is beautiful Betsy! I truly love the color!!!
    I think you are the sweetest for making soo many mittens for the little ones....I know they all will be put to good use this Winter!
    Hope little Piper gets to feeling better soon!

  10. Beautiful scarf and all those mittens, well done you!
    Love the photos too.
    Happy Days

  11. Beautiful scarf Betsy! I love the photo on the tree too :) xoxo

  12. Hi Betsy, I can see how knitting those mittens would get tiresome after awhile. You sure are doing a great job though! The scarf is lovely -- blends right in to its surroundings. :) Sure hope little Piper is much better by now. Sending healthy wishes your way! Tammy

  13. Hello Betsy
    Hope little one is better soon. Sending lots of get well soon vibes across the pond to her for a quick recovery.
    Well....I think that scarf looks lovely and it is a very subtle light green which I always prefer. I bet Alex will love it. Japan!!! How thrilling I bet you will have a marvelous time and more so that you have friends there to show you Japan as it really is.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  14. The scarf is a beautuful colour.
    Just amazing how many things you knit, what a fantastic collection of mittens!
    Carol xx