Sunday, October 27, 2013

Saturday and Sunday

 Friday one of my co-workers gave me four small eggplants.  Well I love eggplant parm, so guess what I made on Saturday....


So yummy!!!

Today Jenny and the grandboys came for a visit.  We had so much fun!  Jenny dressed Jack up like a skeleton and a bumblebee.  He was ok with the skeleton costume, not really loving the bumblebee costume.  Owen was loving showing Papa toys in the toy catalog that came from Target.  He also had fun riding his little car out in our front yard. 






I have been working on a mystery knit along and I am about 75% done.  This is called the Morticia Shawl.  It is from Boo Yarns.  I love the yarn-it is Tussah Silk and hand dyed by Debbie Davis at The Fibre Studio in the South Park section of Charlotte.



The yarn looks more pink but it is a rusty red color.  Just gorgeous.  I have to block this yet so you will be able to see the pattern more clearly after I do that.

Hope everyone had an awesome weekend, I know I did!


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sunday Drive and walk around the house and outside 10/20/13

Today I was feeling much better after not feeling good on Friday.  Feeling better now!  Today John took me on a drive to Lake Norman.  It is about 35 mins. from our house.  The weather is just beautiful in the Charlotte area today!  Lovely Carolina blue skies.  It took 2 pictures of the Lake and then we saw this huge (and I mean huge) house on the Lake.  See below:

 This is one house people!!  We couldn't believe it!!  There is an actual Rapunzel-looking turret along the side on the right in the back, you can just barely make it out in the picture.  Unbelieveable!!!

When we came home I decided to do some Autumn decorating around the house.  Here are some things I did:

Here is the fireplace all decked out in fall attire.

 Closeup of the mantel.

I had to put this little witch, black cat and pumpkins out.  Owen and even little Jack will like them.  I have had these little wooden pieces for about 20 years!

Some more decorations.
I love this pumpkin pie cupboard I've got in the Dining Room.  I decided to put some bittersweet vine (not real) by the swan and I hung a primitive wooden ghost on the latch.




I think this is one of my favorite pictures!  The sunlight on the Dining Room table was just beautiful!!

I headed outside and here are some photos I took:

These are my knock out roses by the steps:


 This one is an antique rose.


My Camelia in the front yard has tons of buds on it!!  I can't wait until later in the Fall when they start blooming!


This was the little violas I planted a few weeks ago, they are doing so well and look so happy!!

The next three photos and the last ones for today are of my lemon tree.  I brought my lemon tree in the house last week and now it is loaded with little white buds!!!  I can't wait until they open because they are so fragrant!  Hopefully it will mean more lemons too!



Here is one of the 2 lemons I have left.  Remember the squirrels took the other 2!  Dirty little animals!  Hopefully those 2 will hang on for the next 7-8 months and they will be ripe enough to pick and use.  I love Meyers Lemons!!

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Saturday around the House

I decided to take some photos around the house today.  I planted some pansies and yellow mums last weekend and I finally just had a chance to take some photos of them.  I also took some photos of Teddy tonight in the candlelight on the front porch.   The photos are a little blurred but I still think he looks handsome!  Here are the photos:

One of my neighors "Booed" us.  This is the felt skull you put on your door so everyone knows you have been "booed".  We "booed" another neighbor.  Hope they liked all the goodies we put in the bag!
My garden fairy and bunny are watching over these cute little pansies.  

 My Mom gave me this lovely wire basket.  She bought it in Texas.  I thought it needed these little pansies.  I think it looks perfect!!



Pretty yellow mums in the black urns out front.
 This is the tussah silk yarn I am knitting a mystery knit along shawl.  Debbie Davis, the shop owner at the shop where I go dyed this.  I think it came out beautiful!
 My little angel on the front porch watches over us.  I love lighting the candles in the lanterns on our porch. 
Teddy joined John and I on the porch tonight.  

My little angel and bunny watching over my garden fairy.  I think they are helping her make my little flowers grow!

It was a gorgeous day here in Mint Hill.  I hope everyone had a great day!

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Weekend is Here!!!

I am so happy the weekend is here!!  I will be leaving work soon and heading on home.  John and I are going out for a bite to eat tonight and then the relaxing begins!

Tomorrow a.m. John will be walking in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk with his office.  Then in the afternoon, I'm headed over to the yarn shop to see how much the other ladies got done on the mystery knit along that I am participating in.  It is always fun to see what color yarn everyone is using and what theirs looks like. 

Sunday John and I are heading up to Black Mountain.  We are going for the day.  Should be a nice time.  Here is a photo off of google:

(photo via google.com)

I will be stopping and probably shopping at one of my favorite yarn shops-Black Mountain Yarn Shop:

I will probably make another apple crisp or an apple cake.  Teddy at almost the whole apple crisp that I made last weekend.  I was so mad at him!  I will probably read some more in The Cheesemaker's House.  I will knit of course too.  Just have a nice weekend with hubby. 

Everyone have a good one too!



Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!