It's definitely chilly out there now. We had a freeze warning Friday night! Adam's been making soup and nice comforting dishes for us to eat.
I bought some very on-sale yarn at Michael's, and couldn't resist this beautiful skein for $5.
Have you seen these? They have whopping HUGE "Big Cakes" skeins, and they have mini-skeins called "Cup Cakes." So cute!
I don't know what I'm making with this one, but I'll enjoy gazing at it on the shelf until I do!
I read online that making tea with thyme leaves is very healthy for you. Adam says thyme is what you feed bees if the hive has a mite infection. It's very antimicrobial. I clipped a handful of fresh thyme from the herb bed, combined it with some of my yummy herbal tea, added some good honey, and it was quite good.
Look at the good green thyme in there! It's supposed to help with fibromyalgia and other ailments. I'm quite achy much of the time.
This next is for Kezzie, a bloggy friend who resides in England and loves adorable clothes and especially pins (brooches). Kezzie, you'll be proud of me for bravely wearing this pin to church today. My mother will recognize it also. Isn't this cameo lovely? It was hers, and she gave it to me.
I paired it with this simple pearl necklace. Mother, do you remember? Betty Jo Temple gave it to me as a high school graduation gift. I still love it.
Lastly, I wore these pearl earrings, a gift from a friend in my 20s.
A local store is now carrying my soap!
At last, we "bit the bullet" and painted our living room floor. Here are before and after photos:
This time of year becomes SO busy, now that we are heading inexorably toward Thanksgiving. It seems to be one event/concert/service after another, with lots of company sprinkled in between.
You'll all be glad to know that Adam has sold TWO of his concrete leaves at the farmer's market. And Julia has sold many of her beautiful Kitty Cat card sets; I will need to get more printed soon. It was so cold yesterday morning at the market that I sold two bulky infinity scarves and two hats. One was a great slouchy hat. Here's the pattern. It's very slouchy, soft, knitted, and has a thin elastic band around the edge, so it stays on well. I've already started second one.
Stay cozy and warm out there, folks!