Hello my friends. Well.. one more summer done and dusted. Fall is here. It's rainy, grey and chilly here now. We have the heat on and are cozy in our little old farmhouse. On Wednesday it was still nice and Gracie and I went to the hot springs to swim. We had lunch at Big T's and then went to the park to look for black acorns. I found a beauty! I found two more smaller ones with no caps, too. I picked up a fallen twig with a few leaves on it and laid the prize acorn on top of the russet gold leaves. Oh pretty.
Big T's sits on a hillside and there are California Poppies there.. *snap*
Nothing says Autumn like brown leaves and acorns, does it?
The American Empress was at the dock again. I wonder if it runs all year or goes into dry dock in the winter? I'll have to check.
Sun pennies on the river.. not many sparkles during the next few seasons. :-(
I volunteered at Multnomah Falls with Shirley yesterday. I took my knitting. It's really neat how many people ask me what I'm doing. I have fun having them touch the cotton I'm using. To those who were knitters I'd show them my faux tortoise shell knitting needles that I use. I have a nice collection of them - I get them on eBay from Australia where they obviously used to be quite popular. My blog friend Wendy from there even sent me a few sets of needles that her mother gave her. Wasn't that sweet!?
You should keep an eye out for some needles like this.. you can find them in antique stores or vintage thrift shops. They are flexible and feel great to the touch.
Remember the baby hat I made for a young friend of mine? Emily took a photo of her darling little baby girl Lynden and posted it on Facebook for me to see. Isnt' she cute? She has a handsome older brother and they look a lot alike. Sweet family.
The Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival is on tomorrow.. I hope we might go visit. Do you have any fun weekend plans? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)