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!


  1. Sounds like great trip. I wen to to Mackinaw when I was young. What a tomato!!!!

  2. I bet the Ferry ride was fun.
    I remember going with my Aunt & Uncle when I was little.
    Cute doggies.
    That's one BIG tomato!

  3. Aww, I feel for you. We have had our furnace on here and there, just set low enough. But it is cold up here already. That is an awesome tomato. We are still getting veggies from the garden too.

  4. It sounds like you had a wonderful time in Michigan. Glad you were able to tag along! Wow, that tomato looks fabulous. I know you enjoyed eating it.

    Robin in Virginia

  5. Oh, I've always wanted to visit Mackinac Island--lucky you!! I showed my husband your tomato photo and he was so envious--our garden was a disaster this year and we only got lots of cherry tomatoes...

    This week has been absolutely gorgeous here--so wish it would continue on into November!

  6. What a HUGE tomato! Nice to use heirloom plants... Sounds like you had a nice trip north. I haven't been on a ferry in a lifetime! After the storms this past 10 days or so, I am guessing our trees will start to change colors... We shall see! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

  7. You must have ha a great time travelling in Michigan.
    Wow, that tomato is definitely huge, it must have been a treat to use it up.
    Our furnace has been on for quite a while as it has been chilly during the evenings, and how could I stitch with cold hands, lol.

  8. Wow! That'a huge tomato. It's wonderful harvesting on your own garden. You really had a wonderful time in there. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Sounds like a great trip. Wow, those tomatoes are HUGE!!! Stitching looks great. I'm about to kit up October.


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