A Rainy Day Off

It’s a wonderfully cool, rainy day today and I have no place I have to be until this evening.  I’m lounging around in my comfy house clothes, doing whatever I feel like doing and I’m lovin’ it!

I woke up this morning with nothing pressing to do.  It was almost overwhelming deciding what I should accomplish today as I have many unfinished projects but I quickly decided to write a blog post and just chill.

Originally, I wanted to spend some time in my sewing room working on the many unfinished quilts I have draped over a rocking chair.  Quilts such as this one…

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It’s a wall-hanging that I quickly basted to get it off the guestroom floor before our first batch of company came last week.  Unfortunately, when I picked it up, the backing had a huge folded crease smack-dab in the center of it.  Talk about a let-down (sniff!).  Now, I have to un-baste half of it and re-do it before I can quilt it.   So, I decided to work on another unfinished project that stares at me every time I’m sitting in the living room…

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a stamped cross-stitch table topper with, of course, chickens on it!  This is the last set of chickens to be stitched then it’s on to the back-stitching and it’s done.  So, since I’m so close to being done I’ve decided to work on it today and forego doing anything in the sewing room.  Winter is fast approaching where I’ll have time aplenty to be up there working on my many projects.

Other than a staff party this evening at one of the girls’ house, there is nothing scribbled on my planner.   There hasn’t been a blank day in months so, to say that I am enjoying this cool, rainy day immensely is an understatement!

I’m also looking forward to the party tonight.  We’ve had a busy month at the B&B and tonight we’re all going to eat, laugh and chill out.  Last night, I cut up some fruit and dropped them into some orange juice, apple juice and NingXia Red (a delicious fruit juice and essential oils beverage full of anti-oxidants from Young Living) for an alcohol-free Sangria to which I’ll add sparkling white grape and cranberry juices before serving and this morning I made a Mexican Layer Dip to take to the party.

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MMMmmm!  I can’t wait to dig in to all the goodies everyone brings.

This morning there was a mist over the mountain-top across the street.

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The foliage has been beautiful this Fall!  They were late in turning but it was worth the delay.  This year has been the brightest and prettiest since we’ve moved here.  I don’t know if this ‘raised in Florida’ gal will ever tire of Fall and its colors, cool air and all its beauty!

Speaking of beauty, this Clematis bloomed last week.

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It has survived several cold nights and even a frosty night or two.  I’ve planted these at the base of the arbor.  I’m looking forward to the day when it is covered with these beauties and welcoming guests to the front porch!

 

 

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