Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
Marcel Proust
There isn't likely to be many Trick or Treaters here. We had 1 last year. But I am ready! and my chocolate supply is set for a while most likely.
I always buy what I like because I am normally the one who gets to eat it.
It's been a crazy week. We have been looking at ways to escape the heat in the summer here. So this weekend we took the plunge and bought us a motorhome. It's a small one, which is all we need. It's just the 2 of us and pip. It will be great for a weekend get away and double as our guest house and emergency housing.  It's a B Classs and in really nice shape. Can hardly wait for the chance to take off in it. But we have to finish stocking it first.
So I have been a bit distracted from my crocheting the past few days. Though yesterday I buckled down and did some serious work on the project I have going. This is one of the ones I have planned for the CGOA design competition for next year. It feels strange to be planning so far ahead. Normally I am not so organized. But I know I need to top what I have done the past couple years. So I have two designs I am working on with that in mind.
I also got caught up on some pattern writing. One I thought I had written down. At least I did it in my head. But could I find the file. NO! so rectified that oversight. It's a motif that I really like, but haven't decided how I am going to use it yet. I have one other swatch also that I haven't decided what it will become when it grows up. Part of me says a vest or sweater but I hate sizing garments. So thinking long and hard about that.
Well I have a few more pictures from our trip up to the Grand canyon and the petrified forest.
When we were up at the Grand Canyon we stayed in Wilson. The had adorned their Route 66 signs with flowers. In the early morning light they were beautiful.

A not quite awake Marv in front of the Route 66 sign. You can see the an Elvis Manniquin in the back ground.

I was thrilled to see a snow covered peak here in Arizona. These are the San Fransico Mountains. How lovely with the forests in front of them. I was in my element up there.

The back side of the Range.

We got to enjoy some Autumn Color also.

And this brought back memories of my youth. I always loved the honeysuckle.

At one of our stops there was this little fellow perched on a tire of a truck in the parking lot.
He seemed quite content to be soaking up warmth.

1 comment:

  1. A motor home! I can tell you will be in desperate need of lobstah about beginning of July next year!