Thursday, October 05, 2006

It’s the day before Friday, October 5th. Work has been pretty intense with the pending sale of our Lansing branch. I’ll be glad when it’s complete. Don’s in the middle of a maintenance outage at his work, so he’s got long hours too. If we’re not working were taking care of business at home or just plain ‘dog tired’.

I played in my quilt room last night. I really made a mistake by walking down there this morning before work. Now all I want to do is quilt. I’m going to say it’ll get me through the day, but right now I’m just a cranky..

Look at what Don built me this weekend. The Raven--- The Old crow.
I saw it in a picture. I’ve searched far and wide for one. I finally drew it out on paper and Don built it for me. I painted it—antiqued it in green. (Don helped with that part too). He comes in handy every now and then. There’s even a piece of quilt fabric around its neck. We built one for Don’s Mom and it’s done in antique blue. I mailed it out yesterday. It’ll be a nice fall/Halloween decoration for years to come. I really like them both.

The leaves have peaked in color now.
This has been one of the most beautiful falls I remember.
Or maybe it’s because I’m stopping… and taking the time to appreciate it.

Both kids are doing fine. Don got up and said, “I’m really missing Eric today”. I guess there will always be days like that.

Gratitudes:
1. Wood Working Tools – for things you want AND things you need.
2. Spaghetti – last night’s supper
3. My washer and dryer – thank heavens we don’t have to tow those clothes down to a river or something….

15 comments:

Patti said...

What a perfect crow! Sounds like you are lucky to have such a handy guy for a husband. It's a perfect fall decoration!

Hedgehog said...

The crow is terrific! I am SO thankful for my new washer. I didn't have one the three years I lived in Romania, so it was carrying it across town or doing it in the sink/tub.

Anonymous said...

The crow turned out great...your colors are little behind ours and are beutiful...this has been the most colorful fall in a long...remember last year we had that drought and all the leaves fell before they changed color...nice pics...thanks for sharing....I know the feeling of having the children move out...I have one in Baltimore and one in Detroit...I dont think the parents pain of missing them ever goes far...thank god they are safe and we are just a email or phone call away...Hope all goes well with work...Toni

Shelina said...

The crow is great! Your trees are beautiful too - ours haven't completely turned yet, but are working on it.

Norma said...

your husband is very talented. What a nice fall / Halloween display! Remember, when work gets you down, you have a refuge at home in your sewing / quilt room! I love the colours the trees have turned. Thanks for sharing the photo. We don't get those brilliant colours in the leaves here.

Tazzie said...

What a sweetie you have there helping you out with your crow! You both did a great job on it. Thank you for sharing your Fall pictures ... just lovely!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Angie said...

I love your crow!!! Does your hubby want to make one for all of your blogger buddies? LOL The pictures of your trees are just breathtaking! I love all of your Fall vigettes.

Fiona said...

Wow, you are both so talented. Did Don make the other wooden decorations in the picture too? The colours of the leaves are fantastic, such a shame they don't last for long.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Love the Crow! Stamping my feet, I want one! tee hee.. nice job you guys did... the trees are beautiful where you live... we do not get that kind of color show in Texas where I live...

Bonnie said...

Beautiful Fall pictures!

Linda_J said...

I see just a few trees starting to change colors around here---really it is a bit early to see much of that yet--another 3 weeks maybe? I'll just enjoy yours instead, LOL.

Cute little goodies for the home decorating!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Beautiful colors in your area! The crow is great - we have many crows in our yard right now - they sure do make a bit of noise!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Mary said...

Those are beautiful pictures - I am seeing little bits of changing colors here in GA but nothing dramatic yet. I was out for a 10 mile hike today and as soon as the colors start to really change I'm going to carry my camera with me one day.

Libby said...

Oh what a wonderful crow -- a terrific addition to your display -- and a fun way to spend time with your hubby, too.

Marcie said...

Very cute crow! Nice to have a handy husband! The autumn leaves are sensational! Wow! No colored leaves here in Virginia Beach, but we have really big waves this weekend!