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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Beading, acorns, fire and snow...a cozy New England fall weekend

It's been a busy time around here lately with all the usual family stuff, but I have been working on a few projects, some of which I've finished and some not. But this weekend we took advantage of Saturday's cold but clear weather to rake the front yard of the thousands of acorns dropped from our huge old oak tree. That was quite a project but a good one to get done before the Nor'easter came blowing through on Sunday.

I am sorry to say I did not have the presence of mind to take a picture of the wheelbarrow full of acorns before it was dumped down the back hill, but here's a little peek into the activities of Sunday at our house, after going to church early and out to breakfast...

Beading project in progressI spent a good portion of the day sitting at the dining room table working on a Christmas project using one of my favorite methods for making a wall hanging. You've seen similar projects here at Hooked On Needles.

Here is what the day looked like inside and outside...

...very cozy inside! The fire was going all day long, using up just a tiny portion of the wood we cut and split from the trees that came down last December in the big ice storm. But outside the snow and rain and more snow and more rain and wind and cold were furious. The perfect combination for staying indoors and getting things done, don't you think?

Happy Stitching!

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  • Hey Mary Grace,
    That's just not fair...you getting snow! I love it! Oh, how I wish I were there...I've been praying for a snow day, so I can spend the day knitting and crocheting...LOL! I started a lace shawl over the weekend...check out "Gail" on Ravelry...it's a beautiful shawl! I've been enjoying reading your blog...the fire looked good too...we have just dipped down in the 30's here in Ohio!
    Take Care,
    Merry :)

    P.S. How is Elizabeth doing in School?

    By Anonymous Merry Thornsburg, At October 18, 2009 at 10:35 PM  

  • It was quite the storm yesterday. Unfortunately we didn't get any snow here in NH. Only rain. A fireplace is the one thing I would absolutely LOVE to have in our house.

    By Blogger Sweet P, At October 19, 2009 at 8:45 AM  

  • You got snow??? I am so sorry as I love hot, humid days. We also have trees that drop acorns, you need to watch out, they hurt your head!!!!

    By Blogger Jane's Fabrics and Quilts, At October 19, 2009 at 5:15 PM  

  • At first I could figure out what you were doing on that photo, then, in looking through your similar posts I got the drift... Very interesting craft! I've never seen such done. We used to do Native Beading with the kids when they were young. Hubby made frames for them...
    That fireplace looks so nice a cozy... 8-)

    By Blogger Myra, At October 20, 2009 at 1:50 PM  

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