Inside I was knitting away on Pipers lavender sweater. It is now completed and I have started a red one. Here is a photo I took yesterday when I still had the sleeves to attach. It’s dark and cloudy and you all know what these sweaters look, like so pretend it’s finished! Ha! I don’t think any photo I would take this morning would turn out.
A couple of people wanted to see my artwork from my lessons with Piper. Now don’t laugh. Some of you are real, true, artists. She is a very good teacher though, because I normally can’t even draw a stick figure. These are a bit above that, although not much!
Now, aren’t you all duly impressed? Seriously though, she is a pretty good little teacher. She has you do everything step-by-step.
She plans to be Hermione for Halloween. I think this is a fantastic costume. She even has an official Harry Potter wand that Mandy‘s friend bought for her in Disneyworld.
They have been asking people to not do trick-or-treating here in Spokane or have any indoor parties. They have put out a notice that there’s to be no trick-or-treating here in the park. I have already bought candy and I have been giving it to the kids as I see them outside. They know I’m the lady with the candy and have no problem coming up to me and asking if I have my candy with me!
That’s about it. Even though we have been very busy with winter preparations, they’re just little things that really aren’t blog worthy. I think we’ve done all we can do and now it’s just wait and see what happens. Some people have already had quite a lot of snow. It does make me wonder what this winter will bring.
I posted this photo on Facebook last week. My mother would have been 98 years old on October 16. This is a photo of her back about the time she and dad got married in 1944. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out. I think I’ve mentioned before that when she died the church was completely packed and they had to set up speakers in the parking lot because people were standing outside with no room inside. She was a simple woman who never went to college and she stayed home until I was in the ninth grade. Then she went to work as a “pinner” for Pendleton Woolen Mills. She never held a fancy job, but everyone knew they could talk to Jo. She never met a stranger and always had a smile for everyone. People commented on that FB post that they still remember her laugh. She was always laughing. She has been gone for over half of my life. 31 years. It’s hard believe, because I still think of her every day and I miss her.
I look at that little smirk that you see on her face in this photo. My sister has the same expression. When either one of them have that expression on their faces, you know they are up to no good and have mischief planned. I think my sister looks very much like our Mom.
Wishing you all a wonderful and blessed Tuesday.
During these tumultuous days, I am relying even more on the Holy Word of God. I fear what this election will bring from both sides, and I pray people will find peace and love in their hearts no matter what the outcome is.
Blessings and love,