A lot has been going on since my post on Wednesday. When I got home from swimming I began to have pain in my right foot. It got worse on Thursday and so I called the doctor and they worked me in yesterday. Gads.. the doctor saw me and diagnosed me with.. gout! Ick! I then had to have blood drawn and an x-ray on my foot! We had to pick up some medication on the way home. I sure hope you never get this affliction, it sure does hurt!
Today I am taking it easy and am happy to have the sun return after several days of grey rain. Dayle and our middle kid, Shawn, have taken our 2 older grandsons fishing today, so I'm doubly happy for the sun as they'll have more fun. I sent my waterproof camera with him, in case he falls in the lake. LOL! I hope he gets a few good shots.
Below is a photo of the sun streaming through into the dining room.. it looked so cheery that I thought I'd share it with you.
Below is an Autumn Scare Crow decoration I made years ago with my younger sister, Denise. We totally made them up as we went, and we made the skeleton with rolled up aluminum foil so we could pose them. She sewed up the jeans cut out of a pair of old Levis, we sewed on some "patches" and used an old piece of twine to tie them on for a "belt". She sewed some gingham for the shirt and we sewed on a button. We cut the bandana and left the edges frayed. We used unbleached muslim for the head, hands and feet, stuffed them and tied them on with raffia to give the effect of being stuffed with straw like a big scare crow. We embroidered on a face and made the hat out of a circle of red felt.
Do you use Scare Crows where you live? They're used here in the USA in garden and fields to scare the crows away so they don't eat all the corn! :-) Of course they're made human sized to make the crows think the farmer is there. They've become a symbol of Autumn and harvest time for us here.
I have my stash of Stylecraft yarn sitting next to me and plan to start a ripple afghan this afternoon. I'll show you my progress when I get some done. I'm going to use Lucy's pattern here: Attic24
Thanks for visiting.. I hope you're having a happy weekend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)