October is the second of the ‘ber’ months. It started out absolutely gorgeous and we had a hard time thinking it was Autumn. Then the temperatures started to drop and this week it has barely reached 12 Celsius.
The view across the road from the front window. The tree line is starting to show the lovely Fall colours. At different times of the year we see ducks, geese, turkeys and deer in these fields. One year I saw a flock of snow buntings.
I’ve done a bit of Autumn decorating by the front door. Here is how I made the rake wreath and you can see the leaf wreath there too.
I’ve had two Christmas books to review and in between reading I’ve been working on some crochet. This will eventually be a cross over bag. One Christmas book review is here.
The other project was an embroidered pair of pillow cases with a pattern I had put together from various other patterns. The other Christmas book review is here.
The leaf raking has started, lots of bags have gone to the landfill and lots are being piled under trees and around compost bins to provide some protection for insects and critters. Mulching comes in the next round of leaves.
I dabble in all sorts of crafts from stitching, to rock painting, to sewing to crochet and knitting. The Dabbling Room as been re-organized over the past few weeks. I finally cleared off some projects from the card table and set up an Autumn jigsaw puzzle for the damp and dreary days ahead.
I adapted a great idea seen on a friend’s blog and created this book closure and it has its own spot to add a pen. The bigger photo is a true colour. I’m using this on my little binder that has my library reading lists in it. I know there are apps to keep track of books but I’m a list maker so love to have a little book to hold when I’m at the library.
Recently tuna was on sale so it was time to stock up. I made some delicious tuna melt sandwiches for lunch one day.
Finally after a few years we are on the list for a family medical clinic. We’ve had a tetanus shot, flu shot and covid booster. I am waiting for a date for full knee replacement surgery. The wait list is long, been on the list since April of this year.
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