We’re back in the mountains … the drive yesterday wasn’t bad and Finn slept through most of it but he was excited as we got close to the house. Ready to be out of the car I’m sure after 9 hours!
I was afraid that the Autumn leaves would all be gone when we returned especially since Zeta came through the area with tropical storm force winds last week but there’s still plenty of color which makes me very happy and I need some “happy” right now.
The front yard
Another view of the front coming around the side of the house.
It’s a gorgeous day today and I had my lunch outside on the porch and even crocheted a bit. I started a linen stitch Afghan last night with the Mandala Ombré yarn in blues and greens. It’s a mess downstairs since they started on finishing the future longarm room … I wished they’d put up some plastic and shut doors because the drywall dust has gone everywhere but I’ll be happy when it’s done.
It will have a drop ceiling like the rest of the terrace level. It’s only got one window but I’ll have good overhead light and the longarm will be placed near the window. I’ll also have my desk and files in the room as well as a bunch of shelving units lining the walls. Of course, those are future plans for when we move here permanently and in the meantime I’ll use it as an extra guest room.
It’s hard not to be discouraged by the election news but I’m hoping that when all the votes are counted the result will be what I want – a return to a better, kinder, more compassionate America. In the meantime, while the vote counting continues, I’m making more masks and will layer and start hand quilting one of the doll quilts the rest of this week. Next week I’ll start a new quilt.