Sunday, October 30, 2016

A Sunday in October

After lunch, we headed to a small park a short distance from our home.

The park has Frisbee golf, a small nature trail and some playground equipment.

We opted for the trail first.

It was nice walking through the woods.  We've had a mild fall so far.  Warm days and cool nights.  We still have some autumn color as you look toward the sky.

The path was a bit overgrown, but there was a pretty patch of maple leaves highlighting the way.

The "boys" walked on ahead as I looked for something interesting to photograph.

Eye-catching red berries the birds haven't discovered yet.

The trail quickly ran out and the "little one", who isn't so little any more, played on the playground before we headed home.

Everyone is quietly doing their own thing now.

I think I'll start on another hat.

Happy Trails my friends.  I hope you are enjoying a peaceful Sunday doing something you enjoy.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Well, I have 5 of my 15 or 16 hat commitment met.

I think they are turning out cute.  

I'm using the EASY PEASY WOMEN'S WINTER HAT pattern by Mary Jane.  Then I've sewn on the THREE TIER FLOWER to each one.

Most of the yarn is Vanna's Choice.  I believe the cranberry color is Jiffy yarn (label long gone).  It's all yarn I have on hand.

Your can read more about the hats HERE if you are interested (you have to scroll down a bit in the post to read about the hats).

My deadline is November 12th.  
Wish me luck!


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Autumn Evening

The softened light, the veiling haze,
The calm repose of autumn days,
Steal gently o'er the troubled breast,
Soothing life's weary cares to rest.

- Phebe A. Holder -
"A Song of October"

I hope you are enjoying rainbows of autumn colors!


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Down on the Farm

It's a beautiful fall day here is Southwestern Ohio.  
Earlier in the week, we had talked about going for a hike today, but then toward the end of the week decided to go to the pumpkin farm instead.

Iron's Fruit Farm was founded in 1936, according to their website, and they have a big fall festival every year in October.

They used to be a fruit farm, but I'm not sure how much fruit they grow any more.  They seem to have let the farm and fruit orchards go, but we still enjoy the hayride and corn maze.

Other people must too, as there are always lines of cars waiting to get in.

The corn maze had a western theme this year and it took us an hour to work our way through the twists, turns and dead ends.

The tips of the corn looked pretty against the brilliant blue sky.

Here and there were vines wrapped around the corn with pretty purple flowers.

After the maze, we walked through the overgrown pumpkin patch.  

Dear son picked out a HUGE gourd.  He and hubby thought it would be funny to put Mr. Potato Head features on it.  


We said a quick hello to some of the animals.  This ole mule was quite sweet.  I bet she would have loved an apple, but they had signs asking people not to feed her.

We each got a decadent treat in the bakery and headed home.

I hope those of you in the midst of hurricane's path stay safe.  My mom and dad in NC are without power now.

Until next time,


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Saturday This and That

Saturdays are typically, get things done days at my house.  Grocery shopping in the morning and miscellaneous "honey-dos" for my hubby and I to tackle in the afternoons.  

I've started to get out some fall things.  
Along with getting out fall decor, comes dusting and I always want to move things around and get a different perspective or fresh look.

Today's "honey-do" was hanging some drapes in our bedroom.  We've had blinds up since we moved in, but we needed some color in there.  I'm happy to say we got that accomplished!

I started working on some winter hats for charity.  

My sister is part of an organization that ministers to a group of homeless women who get support from a local YWCA.  Her group puts together Christmas boxes for the women and this will be our contribution.  

We are using the Easy Peasy Women's Winter Hat pattern.  Which is, as the title indicates, very easy.  The designer also has a three tier flower pattern on her blog that we are using to add a little fun to the hats.  The links will take you to the two patterns.  

One down, lots more to go!  

I've got Rotisserie-Style Chicken in the crock pot and acorn squash steaming in the oven.  It sounded like a good way to kick-off October.

Happy Saturday!