My prayers are definitely with the people in the south and in Puerto Rico right now and with the people in Mexico too. So many needs.
I finished this crocheted twin size blanket last night. I washed it this morning and Dennis and I will deliver it to the Veteran's Home to our friend tomorrow when Dennis has a day off of work. He has two more days off before the end of October and he will have used up his vacation days. I have so enjoyed having him home on most Friday's for the past couple of months and it will be hard having him at work all week again! These are just simple granny squares joined with the "join as you go" method. Double crochet around four times for the border. I thought Bob would appreciate a simple border.
I have worked on a few dishcloths and a baby blanket that is in the trailer at the lake so that's all the photosI have to show for progress.
I did decorate for fall this week though. I sorry the photos are a bit dark because of the rain, but here you go anyway.
I bought these two sprigs of leaves and flowers and the pumpkin at the dollar store yesterday. Total spent $3.00! I think it looks nice. That's a picture of Dennis and I at our 25th anniversary party which was *gasp*, 14 years ago! Oh my goodness! It was Hawaiian themed and we went to Hawaii a few months later. We wanted to wait until it was snowing here so we could really enjoy being away. :-)
On the shelf under the TV. I know, we should probably hide those wires, but they don't bother either one of us so they just hang there.
I bought the pumpkin at the 70% off sale a few years ago at Michaels. The leaves are from the dollar store last year. A big bag for $1.00. You'll see them throughout my fall decorations. Of course my grandchildren's pictures stay out all of the time so I can see their sweet faces. Oh, how I love them.
The "Give Thanks" block was bought at Hobby Lobby this week. It was $2.99 and 40% off of that. When I got to the check out stand, she took ANOTHER 40% off because of what she called wear on the corners. I think it's supposed to be like that. I didn't ask for anymore off and offered to pay the normal sale price. So I think I paid around $1.00 or so for it.
This was a dollar store find this week too.
I made this pumpkin a couple of years ago out of a book I had read and had two copies of. I love it. The flowers are from the garden at the lake last week.
A sign from a few years ago and the crocheted autumn leaf garland I made a while back.
The ceramic pumpkins are from last year at Michaels and the burlap one is from the dollar store.
I've had all of this on the table by the front door for a few years. Nothing new to see here! :-)
Oops! I guess this isn't a fall decoration. It's Sophie! She's been here for a week now. Nita and Larry are on a New England cruise and Hurricane Jose is putting quite a kink in the ships cruising plans. They have had to skip at least one port because of high seas and when Nita emailed me yesterday, the ship was rocking and rolling out at sea. I do enjoy having Sophie here. She acts as if she's at home, which I guess in a way she is. We spend a lot of time with her between here and at the lake. They are due to be home Monday morning and I leave on Tuesday. I'll miss her cuddles but when I get to Omaha I'll have Mandy's two cats and sweet Polly dog.
I probably won't be posting for a couple of weeks because my phone will only do pictures, but I will try to keep up with your blogs. I'm going to be flying to Omaha on Tuesday until October 10! Piper turns 5 on September 29 and I get to be there! Gosh, it's been a long, long time since I flew anywhere. I feel as if the world is being opened up to me again. Maybe I will be able to go to Japan and see Alex again sometime. Please pray that my heart does okay on the flight and the vibrations don't cause the tachycardia to kick in. I have no fears about it because I've been doing so well.
I've also gone to acupuncture three times this week for my feet and she's worked on my back too. They are both feeling better, but especially the muscles in my back even though she can do nothing to the bone itself, I am so thankful for her. She's such a sweet young lady and she's so good to me and very thoughtful.
I've got to get busy around here. We had a potluck for the senior ladies at church today at noon that I was in charge of and tonight we're having a potluck at our house for 19 people. Who planned that on the same day? Me? Oops! I didn't look at a calendar before planning it and goofed up. Oh well. I just made double the food and it actually will probably end up being easier this way. Tonight we're having a baked potato bar and chili since it's turned so much colder.
Did I mention that it was 34F this morning? Last week it was 97F. The roller coaster weather of fall has begun. We're going out to the trailer tomorrow for the night and I'll start bringing some food and clothes home. That way if Dennis has to close it up while I'm gone he won't have so much to do.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend. If you're in England, are you going to Yarndale? I think that would be so much fun. Maybe that could be on my bucket list. :-)
"But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." Galations 5:22-23