On Saturday my friend Anna and I met at one of the state parks for the annual winter hike hosted by the Buckeye Trail Association.
There were four choices of hikes, an 8 mile, 5 mile, 3 mile and a 1 mile. Anna and I chose the 5 mile. We hung out at the tail end of the group, took lots of pictures and chatted with one of the guides. He has land in the area and has some great plans for it. You could tell he is passionate about his plans for the future.
Despite it being winter the scenery is still beautiful.
And we saw many beautiful and interesting things.
I really enjoyed our hike, even though the terrain was a bit rough and I stumbled a few times along the trail, but no worries I didn’t hurt my self. I did learn one thing though,
these boots despite the fact that they are called hiking boots are definitely not meant for hiking and I am now on the hunt for a better pair of boots. All in all though it was a good day and I look forward to another hiking adventure with Anna.
Wow I hadn’t realized it’s been awhile since I’ve written but I’ve been busy creating and I tend to lose track of time when that happens.
Anyway today we woke up to an icy wonderland and the kids once again had no school however none of them seem to want to venture out in the ice. As for me I braved it then managed to slide down the hill on my backside and inadvertently snapped a pic as I went for the ride. Nothing was hurt but my pride and I managed to get back up without any troubles.
I was then able to get a few pictures of the beautiful icy world outside.
What’s it look like in your part of the world?
Friday night into Saturday morning we got hit with a snow storm that dropped around 5 to 6 inches of snow.We managed to get dug out, not that we actually went anywhere but it had to be done so we could get out if needed.While out exploring I took a tumble but thankfully it was a soft landing. So I decided to head back inside and work on some art. Not that I had anything better to do, well I did have other things but they aren’t nearly as much fun as my art.
I am working on creating a series of cards to sell at the local artwork that is held monthly. I call these ones “Hippie Chicks” I want to get copies made so I can keep the originals. This little guy was the first one I created and started the idea of the “Hippie Chicks”. However he already found his way to a new home and was a hit.
I hope you stick around because I have so much more art to share and one of my New Years goals is to get myself and my art out there in the world.
Today was such a lovely day that I decided to do some knitting outside. So I armed myself with a pretty fall blanket some Earl Grey Tea and proceded to my favorite knitting spot. I worked on a pair of my fingerless gloves.
I had to share the view with you.
It was just so peaceful and beautiful that I lost track of time. The sun was shinning and birds were chirping and flying about, butterflys were fluttering around and I was even visited by a catterpillar.. I love MotherNature in all her glory.
Later in the day I talked Mr Teenager into modeling the ribbed hat I finished Monday.He wasn’t the happiest of models but I did manage a small smile out of him long enough to get this picture.
Pattern: 1×1 Ribbed Hat
Yarn: Cleckheaton Country 8 ply Naturals 1812 in Navy Tweed
Started: September 14, 2007
Finished: October 1st, 2007
Today I had my annual Harvest Party. It went well despite the fact that it rained all day. I had originally planned to have it under a canopy in my side yard but had to change locations and the front porch became party central. There were six of us. Two of the ladies I invited were not able to come due to last minute happenings. We ate lots of good food, had a few laughs and made mini pumpkins.
Donnely did a dying demonstration and we hand painted wool roving using kool-aid. I dyed a skein of thick-n- thin handspun Merino that I’ve had for about a year now. It’s a red, orange mix, nice fall colors. Still not sure what I want to knit up with it yet.
All in all we had a great time even if Mother Nature decided to rain on my parade so to speak. I’m already looking forward to next years party.
Now that is it September I start thinking about fall.
I love fall it is my favorite season. It is such a beautiful time of the year with all it’s colors. Rich deep shades of red, green, yellow,orange and brown splashed everywhere. The cooler weather brings weiner roasts and hay wagon rides and pumkins and scarecrows begin popping up every where. Time just seems to slow down after the rush of summer. My favorite childhood memory of fall is raking leaves into a pile and then jumping in them andthen raking them back up to jump again. I loved playing in those leaves for hours.
Now though as an adult I love decorating for fall. I collect pumpkins and scarecrows to set out for this season. I enjoy Halloween things aslo but pumpkins and scarecrows can be set out from September til November. I like to enjoy a nice cup of tea on a cool fall evening. I would love to find some pumpkin spice tea.(Hint hint Secret pal)LOL.
So now that I’ve shared my favorite I’d love to hear what your favoite season is.
They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.Well Mother Nature must have been in one heck of a rage for last night a round of vicious storms hit our area. The thunder was so loud it woke me up and the lighting was so close it made me jump up. It scared the crapola out of me. I tell you it can sure make ones heart beat a little faster when you awoken from a sound sleep in such a furoious manner.
Do you think she could have a little kinder to me? But Alas it was not to be for not only did she awaken me but lighting also hit my phone lines which was connected to my computer and now the modem is out. I am on an old pc that has no sound and I am not able to upload any pics because my camera is not compatible with it. And can you say slow,snails pace that it. It takes it’s good ole time uploading some of the web pages. Guess that could be why it was no longer in use. Let me tell you I miss my other pc and it’s only been one day. It may not have been the best computer but it worked for what I needed.Wayne is going to take mine to work with him tomorrow and see if one of his friend can get it working again. He says this guys used to be a computer techie.
Here’s keeping my fingers crossed because I really don’t like this pc.I have nothing downloaded on this one and I don’t remember all my sites that I had in my faves file. But I guess I need to be thankful that I had a backup. Still I do hope the other one can be fixed.I really can’t afford a new right now.
I had planned to show you a finished Thuja sock that I am working on for my mother as a christmas pressie. But that’s out now. I was actually excited to share it because this will be the first time I actually have a christmas present done this early. I am going to start a pair of Hedera socks next.
Ya know I was just thinking how funny it is that just a few short months ago I was afraid to try sock knitting and now that I’ve finished my first and second pair I have my third pairon the needles and the fourth pair ready to go on the needles. It is so addicting and now I have no ideas why I waited so long to try sock knitting.
Well I am off to work on more socks. Happy Knitting.