Friday, November 23, 2007

BurrrrrP !!

Happy Day After Thanksgiving!! Are you all stuffed to the gills? We are!!
This was the view out our kitchen window this morning at crack of dawn....That white stuff is frost. Needless to say, it got rather cold here last night....brrrrr. Pretty though!

Our Thanksgiving day feast was Great!! Everyone pitched in to help make the day Fun and Festive!
showed up about 1:30 and again we had a very nice visit...knitting and eating and grouped around the fire. Telling tales of our lives now and remembering the years gone past.
Jennyrose called to visit with everyone....which made the day as perfect as could be.....wish she was here with us as well...maybe next year!...*I hope, I hope*.....

This is a hint as to what I am now looking forward to....can you venture a guess as to what that will be?
In a little more than a month we will again be together! This time Kate will bring her good friend Rosie with her to grace our home......

Meanwhile it's back to the norm for us....getting orders out and trying to get back on the straight and narrow around our food consumption....devil get thee behind me!

Hoping that you all had a fabulous least as grand as ours....!!
Time to hit the exercycle for me!
Happy Days ;)

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Wild Turkey Day Approaches

Rain, rain...go away...come again some other day! Yea, like in two weeks from now...I mean, wouldn't it be grand to have a bright and sunny Thanksgiving? "Dream on Mc Duff!" (this is what my Mom would say to me when I was wanting something unreal to happen). I mean, after all, it's November!

My Japanese Maple is still hanging in there with a few errant dazzling leaves on her......
My Deck Buddah reminds me that "this too shall pass"..... Peace baby!!.....

So I hunker down, inside....Many things to do and many things to think about doing!

First, of course, comes the Cozy fire!! The Fire Angel...reminds me to count my all the wood that Michael cut up this Fall ;)
The noise of the fire calms me!! Damn I love Fire....and it's possible because it's cool & rainy outside!

I look over at Autumn sleeping on her couch!! She's got the right idea.....this is....after all....the time to rest and rejuvenate....Thank Goodness I have this sweet little being to remind me of that!

So I sit down on the couch and try to convince myself that the pile of blue/green octopus arms is someday going to turn into the Christmas scarf I have chosen to make Kate.....

Round & round she goes..and where she stops...No one Knows....Yep, that's ME ;)

I happen to glance over and low and behold Our Thanksgiving cactus is getting ready to bloom!!
That reminds me that in just 4 short's going to be Thanksgiving!!
How Grand is that!!
I wish for all of you a lovely Turkey day!!....although we will be having our annual Thanksgiving day feast....home made enchiladas, rice and cranberries, deviled eggs...pumpkin pie (for Kate) & pecan pie for us!!...Gobble gobble!! ;)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Coming Home!

We had a surprise visit from our youngest daughter this sweet is that? AND.....yes...she did bring home her laundry!!
Call me a weirdo but I just love that...Our College girl bringing home her laundry ;)

As you can probably tell from this picture....I adore her...what an honor it is to have such a bright star in our sky!!

We had a lovely time of it....I made spaghetti dinner...and scones...we babbled for hours...watched TV while Kate worked on her art project....and harassed Autumn..."Sisters" you know!!

She adores her Dad....I mean, what's not to he took her to see BB King while I was in Baltimore.....she knows which side her toast is buttered on! Smart Woman!!
Just having her in the house is enough for me!!
Thanks Kate....I hope that Coming Home is as much fun for you as it is for us!.....and Thanksgiving is just around the corner ;)

Monday, November 05, 2007

Fall Colours ;)

My Japanese Maple warms my days!! Yumm!!
It's definitely Fall here at Chez Ernst!
One of my Very Favorite times of year....mostly because of the color scheme that Mother Earth provides!
These felted pumpkins are from Decadent Fibers. These terrific women were next to us at Stitches East. Their products, both kits and finished pieces are just wonderful! Not to mention how lovely they both are!

The harvest of the Summer's plantings....canning and hunkering down for the Winter ahead!
It has been causing me to reflect on the past 10 months and all the good that has come my way!

The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.

*Thank you Emily Dickinson!!
I would like to say thank you to all those that have been with me...both in Physical Presence and in Spirit! It's been an Awesome year!!....gotta go put a trinket on now!! Enjoy your Fall!!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Continuing Down the Road

So, where was I.....Oh yes, back in the Baltimore area...... at Jackie's house... ;)
We decided to go into Annapolis on Tuesday. I had never been to this historic town. I am in love with old buildings, roads & the ability to bridge time by being in the same place as our ancestors.
We had a great lunch by the water & a great *walkabout* in town.

The streets were narrow and I could almost see ladies walking with their baskets over their arms and bonnets on.
This is "Shiplap House"....built in the 1700s...use to be an old tavern....where our Forefather's ate, drank and told jokes.

Here I am at the MD state house...where George Washington held council....pretty cool huh!! It's the oldest state capitol still in use....and quite beautiful. I love that it was built using only wooden pegs!! Imagine.
The lightening rod was designed by Benjamin Franklin.....Woo...history!

Then Jackie took me down a passage way that lead from one street to the next....If these bricks could talk...
Or....If I could look this good after 400 years ;)

Soon enough it was time to head back to Jackie's house & to get ready for the next morning's 6am flight.

I had an amazing trip back East!!
I will look forward to next year and more adventures....but for now, it's out to the workshop for me....Orders Await....Gratefully!
Check out these Sweet Peas...and pea pods....Jack in the Beanstalk....for sure!!