Wednesday, September 26, 2007

It's Fall Y'All

My favorite time of year :o) The leaves are changing so fast but they are so beautiful to look at -

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One thing I would miss about moving to a warmer climate would be autumn. There's just this distinct smell in the air and the landscapes turn into carpets of red, orange, yellow, gold and crimson. It truly is a beautiful time of year here.

This past weekend, DH and I packed up the dogs and headed down to the ocean to baby-sit his parents' house and Cousin Buddy :o) By the time we got down there on Friday night, I was so tired and decided to decline DH's invitation to go fishing. I should have known better. He came back to the house just bubbling over because he had caught EIGHT mackerel! :o(

Saturday was foggy and windy so we stayed inside and just relaxed. Sunday, on the other hand, turned out to be a gorgeous, sunny day so we took that opportunity to get out and do some exploring along the beaches :o) As we came into the clearing of a nearby beach, I noticed two dark lumps at the top of a tree -

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Can you tell what's there? You can't really see the other little guy but there were two porcupines! They must have been this years' litter because they weren't very big. If they had been full size, they would have snapped the top off that poor tree. LOL! They didn't really seem to care that we were there but we kept a good eye on them. The last thing we needed was a dog with a mouth full of porcupine quills :o(

Yesterday, I drove to Moncton (a two hour drive) and picked up Lori-Ann :o) I got to see her "creativity lab" and she even showed me her next cross-stitch design. All I can say is...he is SO cute!!!! I can't wait to see him stitched up. We had a wonderful time shopping and then headed over to the LNS, Because You Count, to meet Sue Hillis. I got her to autograph my Two By Two pattern book -

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The Dragon Lady, Jennifer Aikman-Smith, was there as well and she had her newest design for sale and on display. Boy, was the shop ever busy! I picked up a few pieces of fabric but I was on my best behavior ;o) I did discover two wonderful patterns in my bag though! A special one, for this event, by Dragon Dreams called Sailing Dragonlet and Sew Many Stitches by Sue Hillis. What a great treat!

Before I headed for home, Lori-Ann introduced me to Tony's Pastries Inc. OMG! If you want a heavenly chocolate fix, this is the place to go! DH was lucky that a piece of it made it home ;o) I also stopped by my Gram's place to wish her a Happy Birthday. I was two days early but I was happy to be able to get down and see her in person. We had a nice visit. I always love going there but always hate leaving :o(

Remember, only one more day to add your name in the contest!!!! Good luck :o)


Lori-Ann said...

I had a tonne of fun, Cathey!
Thanks for driving :)
Let's do it again sometime.

Karen said...

Oh I wish I lived nearby lol sounds like you had a wonderful time , and then you tease us with talk of chocolate cake and carrot cake I'm sure you 2 do it just to tease me lol

Cindy said...

I absolutely love this time of year :) The leaves are just starting to change colors here and there!

Mary Ann said...

Autumn is my favorite season, but down here we still have a while before it arrives.

Your trip to the LNS sounds fun--also the other stops!

Alberta ('Berta) said...

I love fall! We were married Thanksgiving weekend 32 years next month. Our honeymoon around the Maritimes was fabulous, all those beautiful colours. Touring Cape Breton is still on my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days!

OT - those tips are both excellent ones which I have been doing. Both Dr Oz & Phil are my favorites! I notice subtle changes as I progress through 'this magical time of my life'. LOL!!! The way I see it, change is very good!

Enjoy your beautiful autumn colours for me!

Take care!

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Oh Cathey, what can I say but try and stay positive and look for that next door to open!


Anonymous said...

Hi Cathey!

Sounds like you had a grat trip down to Moncton to see Sue Hillis and the gang!

I wish their cruise ahd amade a stop in Corner Brook.

Kim H.

Rachel S said...

Congrats on meeting Sue. She is a really lovely lady and is so kind. We met two years ago, almost 3, and I consider that one of my ultimate stitchy experiences.

I am sorry about your husband. I will keep my fingers crossed about his new job.