October, how did you get here so fast? It is already the 8th and I feel so far behind. This is my favorite month of the year because it finally starts to cool off a bit. Not that it has yet but I am expecting it to by mid month. I am so jealous of all of you experiencing Autumn, cool nights, beautiful days, crisp air, changing leaves and that Autumn smell, I miss it so much.
This weekend I had a list of things to do a mile long. I started on Friday, my typical day off and I feel like I have accomplished most of it. If I don't stay on top of things at this point in the year I will fall down a dismal hole of being behind and never catch up. I have decorated for Halloween, finished Little Buddy's costume, bought a baby gift, bought new Crocs for Little Buddy to wear with his braces (he wears them out so fast!). I have taken my car in to get fixed only to find out they need a part and I can't get it done until next weekend. Have you ever heard of not being able to get your key out of the ignition? Well neither had I until it has happened to me every time I try to turn off my car. Since I drive for work that is 7-10 times a day. I bought Little Buddy a shirt and pair of pants for an upcoming wedding. We finished all of our homework for next week because I do not have time to do it during the week. I met my dear friend Holly for a great breakfast and chat on Friday, it was a special treat with a very special friend. I pruned two small palm trees and ripped out dead plants. I finished paper work and have cleaned up half my house, the other half is for today. Oh, and I also crocheted. Not the above shawl but a new one. The crazy thing is I still have more to accomplish today. Yikes, aren't you supposed to rest on the weekend?
The shawl above was started just after Max passed. I just had to start something new. I grabbed this beautiful yarn from my stash, it was gifted to me, Madeline Tosh Vintage in the color Earl Grey. It seems appropriate for cool Autumn mornings. This is the Yes Yes Shawl by Bernat design team. I have had this shawl in my Ravelry library for years. It was easy to make, has a great chart, and just flew off my size I hook. This was made with just over two skeins of yarn, about 410 yards and is not meant for me. It is soft and beautiful, hopefully it will make a great gift.
Speaking of gifts it is quickly approaching the dreaded Christmas and you might be looking for a few fun gifts for family and friends. Do you remember the wonderful wedding Little Buddy was in this past February? The lovely bride Taylor, has opened up a new jewelry making business as she makes her way through nursing school. This is a small sample of her wonderful bracelets. She has all sorts of choices and I'd love you to take a look. She is offering free shipping on all items for the near future. You can visit her here on Facebook. She has an etsy shop called D and G Design Shop but for some reason I can't link to it. She makes all sorts of special orders. If you need her email let me know. IF you visit her, let her know I sent you.
Here is a slight preview of Little Buddy's Halloween costume. Yes I know that R on the left side is crooked, you should see the rest of the costume! I am not known for my sewing skills that is for sure. Let me just say sewing felt that stretches is a challenge. If he ends up being happy with it that is all that matters.
Speaking of Little Buddy, yesterday he found a mustache in his dress up box. He wanted to turn it up because he wanted a smiling mustache. But don't let his smile fool you, he has been a pistol lately! Very bossy and talking back, back to forgetting to use the potty, and constantly telling us all what to do. Hmmmm....................... wonder where he gets his bossy attitude from?
Hope you all have a great week and are loving the weather wherever you are. Stay safe and find a bit of peace in your week. Even a little bit helps in these uncertain times.