The last few days of October returned to normal temperatures for this time of year.
Now that most of the leaves are down from the popular trees, the gorgeous yellow maple is visible. Can you see the big squirrel nest in the popular tree?
The next day the majority of the leaves were on the ground. Time for raking.
The big and small pots have all been stored in the garage for the winter. The small pots are either clay or pottery, and even though the plants will survive outside the pots won’t. The big pots have hosta in them, and I find storing in the garage over winter means they grow bigger next season.
Some critters in the garden, stocking up before the snow came.
October 31 brought the first snowfall of the season. It didn’t last long, just enough to coat the grass and deck.
The snow melted the next day and it turned colder. Frost on the sedum and in the bird bath.
Across the road and about 3 fields back the deer are venturing out to find some food.
I received two wonderful children’s book from my favourite Canadian author, Mike Martin. I’ll be adding the review of these books soon.
Some more stitching progress was completed on the Welcome friends pattern. My aim is to get this finished soon as it will be a Christmas gift.
The words were completed and I added some tiny silver beads for buttons on the jacket. I also did the outline of the snowman body.
I’m about to start the snowflakes and will use some shiny threads. I have this little round thingy with wax inside. I run the thread through the openings so a small amount of wax goes onto the thread. This seems to stop the thread from separating. Have you tried it? What is your opinion of it?
I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.
I made salmon au gratin for my dinners this week. Cooking always involves a gluten free meal for me and a different one for hubby (especially if the food involves breadcrumbs or pasta). Another favourite of mine are rice bowls. I’ll share how I make it soon. Planning makes it all possible.
Find a yummy recipe to cook.
I have had a few pre-surgical appointments this week as I get ready for a full knee replacement on November 16. I also did a fair bit of Christmas shopping. My aim is to get the majority of it done before the surgery date as I know I won’t want to be out shopping during the recovery weeks after surgery. And it will just be over 5 weeks till Christmas once surgery is over.
It’s the first weekend in November and time to change the clocks back an hour (my part of Ontario, Canada), did you remember to change yours?