Sunday, September 2, 2012


To sit in the shade on a fine day
and look upon verdure is the
most perfect refreshment. 

~Jane Austen

Finally taking advantage of
book that has sat on my shelf
unused for far too long and
began a nature journal.
Packed a basket with drawing
materials, a blanket and a
thermos full of iced coffee
taking a stroll down the dirt
road looking for just 'the spot'.
Temperatures have soared back
into the nineties making me
wonder if fall will ever arrive,
but I finally found a nice shady
area to spread my blanket,
enjoying  several hours of drawing,
there might have been a little
napping too.
After the weekly market trip
there was a quick stop at the
LYS for some needed supplies
for gift I want to make.
 Did you know Christmas
is in 113 days?
Today there will be knitting,
besides secret knitting I am
casting on an Annabel Cardigan
using the yarn   [#2415] 
I was gifted for Mother's Day.
Dinner will include these
because I have a craving.
I hope you are enjoying the
weekend and if you're in the US,
I hope you have a great
Labor Day.
Joining with the lovely


  1. Sounds like a lovely weekend! I've been trying to get outside with Ree more often. The heat hasn't been helping though. Hopefully fall will arrive soon so we can do some nature study! Those sweet potatoes look delicious! I'll have to try them. Only 113 more days???? I need to get started!

  2. Sounds like a lovely weekend!

  3. What an absolute lovely weekend.
    Christmas has been creeping in to my conscious but 113 days puts it right in the front EEK!

    Here is our weekend...

  4. Thanks for the reminder about Christmas - it sounds awfully close if you put it like that!
    I might have to start thinking, slowly....

  5. i have that book and while we do go out, the kids sketch, i usually nap or read ;-)

    sounds like a great weekend tracey!

  6. sweet potato fries and cascade 220!!! That's what I call a great combo any old time!!!! Have a great rest-of-the-weekend!!!

  7. Tracey! Already thinking about Christmas! I love that about you- amoung other things.
    That photo is so beautiful. Dreamy, even.

  8. Eep.. 113 days?? Better get knitting myself!!

  9. What a lovely weekend. It was Father's Day on Sunday down under. We had a lovely day with 3 of our 4 children and 7 out of 8 grandchildren - no complaining here either.

  10. I can just see you out in a secluded spot drawing and nodding off. Life is so good!! Glad to know you are enjoying the weather even though it's still hot. It is quite humid here but our leaves are changing :)

  11. Good luck with your journal! I hope it goes well for you... it's cool here today. Open the windows and let the sun in, cool. Feels a bit like fall, and my leaves are changing on the tree in the back already! I'm excited, honestly! I love fall the best!

  12. What?! 113 days? This year I am especially feeling the need to get ready for the holidays early and thoroughly because with a Christmas Eve due date looming for this baby, I know that rushing around last minute just isn't going to happen :)
    You've successfully passed on your craving and now I know what I will be doing with the lone sweet potato on my counter today. Yum!

  13. Love finding the perfect spot! What a lovely lovely weekend! We are on the Christmas countdown too :) Just last night the hubby made a gift giving spreadsheet! Lol!

  14. That cardi is going to be so pretty! I hate you for reminding me how FAR BEHIND I am. Ugh! Time to hit panic mode! Take care sweetie!

  15. I'm using Cascade 220 in superwash
    for the first time
    - - - knitting a hooded scarf for younger daughter