Sunday, October 25, 2009

apples in October

We (me, DS, DH, my Mom and Dad) picked apples in 42 degree weather with a little drizzling rain and wind. The Canadian geese wobbled in the sky in the fierce wind gusts, really they did. But we really had fun. We ate at the little snack bar, bought gifts in the shop and lots of apples. I am making apple crisp this afternoon, of course!! The trip over we went through the Jordan River Valley and the Salmon were still there swimming upstream. We ended the ride driving around Torch Lake. A bit of fall color still on the trees.

I have been working on sewing items. I made a oven mitt but not photo worthy because the bias tape I have was too small. I have 30 blocks made for the spool block exchange but we haven't exchanged so no spoiler photos!! I have continued on my pastel pineapples and I have about 8 made only 4 more to go!! I will photograph the top when it is all together.

So stash report= I purchased 1 yard plus 6 fat quarters over the past week. I have a little more than 3/4 of a tote. I need to make one more quilt top or several runners and I will have met my 2009 goal. I better get a move on because it is almost November and I just "realized" that. The short daylight hours of October get my movitvation annually but this year it zapped me. I have to push a little harder in the evenings and sew. And exercise and cook meals. Anyone else have the same problems?

PS my dog continues to be ill with pancreatitis and his prognosis is not great. I am steeling myself for a poor outcome.


Donna said...

Sorry to hear your dog is sick. Pets become part of the family and we worry about them like anyone else.

I too am having a harder time sewing with the shorter days. I often get up early to sew, which is much harder when it's cold out.

Erin said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your dog's illness... this is the hardest part of pet ownership, knowing they are in pain and not being able to do much of anything. I hope for a healthy outcome, or, barring that, the strength to do the humane thing and then gently find emotional recovery and peace.

Mary-Kay said...

Your poor dog. I hope he recovers. I didn't know that dogs got that but then I don't know much about dogs period. I can smell your apple crisp from here. Did you go to Delphines and get some sale stuff?

Lori said...

Sorry about your furry baby, we all have been there with sickness.

Yes, it is very hard to keep up the energy during the fall and winter. Just the thought of all the chores, keeps me stressed about TIME.

Jackie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your poor pup. I hope he improves.

Lori in South Dakota said...

So sorry to read your dog is sick with pancreaitis, I've had it and it's not fun! But you're goals are just about there. I would have loved to be picking apples with you!

Micki said...

I am so sorry about your dog being ill! My heart goes out to you, as we have two dogs.