After my latest trip down south, I've been feeling calm and in control. Getting some work done, taking some walks (like the above view of the prairie park last Sunday morning), doing some errands.
One such errand was this morning. I stopped by Target to pick up three birthday cards. I milled around, decided to pick up some Diet Cokes and a couple of toys for Alfie. Then THIS happened:
|Nesting basket set, un-nested, but handmade.|
|Nesting basket set, nested. |
See the wonky edge? Proof it's handmade.
In addition to finishing up the nesting baskets, I began crocheting a lace scarf with some of the Serenity Garden yarn I showed in my last post. I'm using the Strawberry Lace pattern from the Crochet Noro book. It's slow going and I'm not sure I love it, but I'll be able to tell better once it's finished and blocked.
Fall is arriving here in northern Illinois. Beautiful cool weather and blue skies today. Perfect. We even had clear skies for that fabulous blood moon on Wednesday morning. We couldn't see it at the house because of all the trees, but when we went for our walk around 5:45 (a little earlier than usual), the moon was in its glory. We felt lucky to get to see it.
|Colorful and healthy!|
Fall also means the end of summer vegetables. The husband stopped by a farm stand earlier this week, however, and loaded up on some beautiful zucchini and sweet peppers. I roasted the lot with russet potatoes and chicken, all tossed in olive oil, garlic, and lots of fresh rosemary. A feast! I only have a before picture because we were too eager to eat to snap any shots after it came out of the oven.
So that's what I've been up to lately. I hope early fall is colorful and peaceful at your house, too. Just be very careful which aisles you walk down in Target. Don't let your handcrafted balloon burst.