Sunday, October 4, 2015

Happy October!

Just a quick post today.  
I've decided there's no way I'll ever catch up, so I've quit trying.

Can't show you much in the way of stitching since most of it is for gifts.  I did get August done for the monthly SAL, but I haven't finished September yet.

Monthly SAL
Stitched on 28 ct Black Monaco
with Six Strand Sweets ~ Mango

Hubby had to travel to Dearborn, Michigan during September and I was able to get some time off and travel with him.  While in Dearborn, we visited the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village and the Rouge Ford Plant.  Hubby had been to the museum when he was a kid, but it was my first time there.

From Dearborn, we drove north to Mackinaw City and then took the ferry to Mackinac Island. Having never been to that area, we enjoyed the ferry ride and seeing the Island.  We took the long way home by driving through Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin to get back to Illinois.

Dottie Dog and Skye the Grand-Dogger enjoyed an early fall campfire with us at the campgrounds.  Both girls love roasted marshmallows! I do too.

The garden is still producing tomatoes and zucchini.  My MIL gave us some Heirloom Rose tomato plants for our garden this year.  I've never seen tomato plants get as big as these and the fruits have been HUGE.  The photo above shows the "average" size of the tomatoes!  We had some that were even larger. They have been so yummy and make great slices for sandwiches and hamburgers.
Wow, it's sure feeling like fall in my area.  There's a chill in the air and I haven't been able to get warm.  Hubby thinks it's too early and refuses to turn the furnace on or start a fire in the woodstove.  The trees have started to change colors and all the farmers are busy harvesting their crops.  Speaking of farmers, the local grain elevator has been running 24/7 for three weeks now and I'm miserable with allergies.

Have a great week!