Thursday, October 31, 2013


Happy Halloween.....and....
Happy 12th Birthday my beautiful Halloween Boy!
Love my little Jack O' Lantern!
Toodles...L x ♥

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Not In My House!

Hello!  Happy Tuesday.

I do hope you are well and the weather is treating you kindly.  If you are across the pond I do hope that nasty weather either skipped you by or blew through without too much bother.

We didn't get any snow last week, much to my disappointment. It seems the weather man was wrong again.  The weather has been windy and chilly and the leaves are quickly disappearing, but we've had beautiful blue skies. 
 We had a hard frost the other night and it's basically killed off everything in the garden except a few violets and violas.
  Luckily, the day before it hit I scurried (or hobbled) out into the garden to rescue a few last blooms.  I love this marigold close up, slightly out of focus it almost looks painted.
I rescued the last of the zinnias to adorn the coffee table and I managed to put a few finishing stitches on a little table runner I started an absolute age ago.
So nothing exciting going on here and it's been a quiet few days, although the critters here at the Gephart have kept us entertained.
Mrs.Spudinski has become besotted with a certain gentleman who's hanging out temporarily in this box while is accommodation is undergoing it's weekly Sunday clean.
I don't think I've mentioned Woody before on my blog.  He's been residing at the Gephart for about a year now.  A total character and very much loved by all who meet him, especially Spud.  They've been buddies since she took up residence, but lately she's been spending a lot more time hanging out with him.
The second you open his cage she's in, there's no stopping her and she has one mission in mind, to get into Woody's little hidey hole....of course Woody says other wise....
Not in my house!!!!
 Yes, he's one whopper of a guinea pig, but of course Spud isn't full grown.  They really do love each other.  Spud hangs out on the top of Woody's cage and he talks to her and they sniff each other. She's been known to give him the odd lick, well I hope it's a lick and not a taste!  It's really very sweet. Of course, we watch her VERY closely when she jumps in his cage. Right now he's big enough to push her around and tell her no, she can't go in his house and when she does get in he goes in after her and chases her out. So far, so good, but I think once she is bigger than him the game will have to stop.  
They really are best buddies and provide us with endless entertainment.
As anyone ever heard of a cat and guinea pig being friends before? I do wonder how long it will last.

Toodles...L x ♥

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Today :: 24 October

Today it snowed for the *first* time this season.
Crappy photo from Big J's phone, but I squealed with excitement when I saw those flakes.
Today I made my *first* pot of Potato Soup.
YUM diddly YUM
This week I made a hat using the magic circle for the first time.
I gave it to the Mister.  I was excited, he didn't say well done or what's a magic circle, or even thank you, he said "Another hat?" It's only the third hat I've made him in probably 5 years.  It didn't dampen my excitement.  LOVE that magic circle.
Today I started on my last ball of yarn for this cardigan. I really thought I had bought enough, but obviously I haven't.  Of course, with my luck, the silly store no longer has this yarn, so I have to order it online at a ridiculous price.  It may have to wait until after the 'C' season is over.  
Fingers crossed I love this cardi when it is done.
This weekend I knitted up three little items from the very first knitting pattern I ever created!  Teeny tiny little cardigans for Blythe that take minutes from start to finish.
So much fun!
This week I feel in love with my hexagons again....
 ....I had fallen out of love with them, after being stuck in bed with my broken ankle and nothing else to do.
Now I love love love them again!

So looking forward to Friday tomorrow.  
They are calling for more snow overnight.
Secretly wishing we wake up to white!

Thank you for stopping by!
Happy Friday to you!

Toodles...L x 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fall is Here.....

The days are colder and the leaves are looking beautiful.
I love this time of year!
Toodles...L x ♥

Monday, October 21, 2013

::Monday Make::

Just a couple of little cross-stitch birds started this weekend and finished during my lunch break today.

Happy Monday!
Toodles...L x ♥
P.S.  I'm walking!!!!  Not far without crutches and I have a bit of a limp, which becomes more of a stagger the further I walk.  It's been noted I walk a bit like a pirate, I'm thinking of wearing an eye patch and getting a parrot to finish the look.  ☺

Thursday, October 17, 2013

I have been....

....trying to keep busy whilst my ankle heals.  It's coming along nicely and I can take a few steps now without crutches!  I nearly cried the first time I took an actual step.  Overcoming the fear to put weight on my bum foot was the biggest challenge.  Now, with my daily exercises my ankle becomes more flexible and I am starting to feel more human again.

So, whilst waiting patiently (or not so patiently some days) 
I've been...

::  loving the change of weather and my favorite tree

:: spending hours on my front porch and enjoying my red geraniums
::sending the Mister on missions to buy the perfect pumpkin
 ::Knitting like mad on my cardigan
 ::treating myself to a little vintage wind up watch from 1967 (brilliant year that one!)
::Pleading with my boys to pick the very last of the flowers from the garden before the frost comes.
 ::Changing things around inside so I can enjoy this fabulous embroidered tablecloth.  Bit wrinkled I know, but I think it looks fab, what do you think?  The men folk gave me that big eyed look when I asked for their opinion.
::Loving the beautiful stitches on this fabulous tablecloth. 
 It seems the days to ankle recovery are coming to a close and I'm excited.  There were times when I thought I'd never say good-bye to my crutches, but now it see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Fingers crossed when I see my doctor in two weeks he'll say I'm good to go!

Toodles...L x 

P.S. My watch came from this awesome Etsy shop.