We are 49* and rainy this morning at sea level. Snow in our mountains down to the 4,000' level. Makes me wonder what this winter is going to be like, given that we broke all the records for snowfall last February with 20".
Chriss - when you look up "Strait of Juan de Fuca" check out the pronounciation, too. It's not what you are thinking!! Hope you had fun on your vacation yesterday. How did you spend it? And yes, it would be nice if both gramma's and Ernie's houses sold in October. I'm sure Gramma's house is in much better shape than Ernie's!
DIANE - happy birthday to Piper! Have a good trip - see you in a week.
FLO - I didn't know you were making T-shirt quilts. I've only made one, but I think they are fun.
JANA - I bet that horse show was super! They are such gentle giants. Besides the fair the only ones I've seen up close were the Budweiser team in their home barn in Ft. Collins, CO. They weren't performing, just munching hay. But such beauties! I hope we can catch that TV show on Dec 1. Enjoy your snow. It's always so pretty (until it isn't!)
TINA - congrats on finishing your fidget quilt. It's wonderful what you are trying to do for Frankie's aunt. My niece texted me yesterday that her mom received the one I sent her and she loves it and carries it around with her. Enjoy your nature ride and picnic today. Our TV news just did a segment on the lack of contact with nature, green, trees, etc in our lives. There is a 'thing' called "Nature Deprivation syndrome" - in other words, depression. People are actually hiring other people to take them for walks in the woods here!
BECCA - I hope the benefit for the twins is a huge success! I wish I could be there.
JUDI - sorry you don't get to play in the wood today. I'm happy we have ours all in for the winter! Have fun with the kids. I know you love being with them, but they can tire a gramma out! Suzette doesn't get blame for inspiring you to try something new - she gets credit!
LOIS - we all seem to be on the same page here - working on Elf gifts! I finished my main one two days ago but have something else I want to do - which will be a new craft to me - that Judi inspired me to try! Does she get blame or credit? I will let you know!
SUZ - enjoy the softball game today. If you were watching it here, you'd be wrapped up in a quilt and huddled under an umbrella, drinking hot cocoa!
DIANA - good to see you! I'm sorry you and your hubby have had so many challenges this year. But sounds like he has a terrific goal to motivate him! My DH also has a 1-T red, 4x4 Dodge and that would be his goal, too!
SHERRY - I, too, was addicted to the newspaper but mostly for the comics, crossword, Dear Abby, and obits. But when the cost soared and the paper went to almost nothing, and then they stopped doing 'vacation holds', we quit. It was a rough week, like coming off sugar, but now I don't miss it at all.
SHARONA - at our house, Bill is the one on the ladder, fixing the broken bulbs. I'm so not a ladder person!
MARY Q - Working with scraps is a messy business - more so than with real yardage! And, yes, we are getting the fifth-wheel ready to hit the road for 9 days. 3 days with friends up on the Strait at Fort Worden State Park, then off on our own around the Olympic Loop to Montesano for 2 nights to visit with Bill's sister. Then to the coast for 3 more nights at Grayland Beach State park. The WA State Senior Citizen Off-season pass kicks in Oct 1 and we always get one which lets us camp for $10/night. It's sort of a tradition with us to go out the first part of October before weather gets too bad.
Well, I better hang up, go shower, and get busy with something productive. I have lots of choices - cupboards (got one cleaned!), laundry, packing, sewing . . . Bill is going to meet his cousin at Ernie's this morning and I don't have to go!!
If I'm going to clean cupboards, I'd rather clean my own!
Have a super Saturday!