Saturday, November 13, 2010

Another beautiful day

Looks like it will be another stunning day here - last night it got down to 58 so it was perfect for sleeping, and today should get up to the high 70s with lots of sun! DH is working at a golf tournament this morning so I was up early and have apple bread baking in the oven right now. After doing my yoga, I plan to have a slice of warm bread and a pot of Darjeeling tea. Oh joy!
I have been painting this week and also knitting like a fiend (to finish my Autumn wrap by 11/30). I have also been thinking about projects for the holidays - gotta get busy on those - and also doing some layouts for a paper company on whose blog I will be GDing soon. This afternoon after I get home from working at the gift shop and running some errands, I will be cutting out a blouse to sew for myself - it's made of 2 different fabrics, and the pattern is really funky - I read it very carefully yesterday and am pretty sure I understand the steps - once I finish it, I will take a pic.
I am pretty sure that I posted the above layout  in October when I created it, but here it is again - it is the October Prima BAP, and it was shown on their blog yesterday. Yay!!!!! I am so impressed by the fabulous creations shown on their blog - so many brilliant scrappers - and to get a layout on there is just so exciting and humbling for me.
The "Season" is really perking up since the beginning of November, and do we ever need it! Foreclosures were up again last month in the county where I live, and unemployment remains very high. For us personally, Season (from 11/1 - 4/30 with High Season 1/1 - 3/31) is when we make most of our money. We are very frugal and save a lot to get us through the summer, but I have to admit Sept and Oct can get pretty lean around here - oh we have plenty but no extra to go out to eat or to buy frivolous stuff like scrapping or art supplies for me or golf clubs getting regripped for DH. The past 2 winters haven't been as good as some earlier ones but we hope things are improving.
Hope your weekend is fabulous!
and thanks so much for reading and commenting!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy for being featured on Prima's BLOG!!! That is AWESOME!!! And I can see why they chose it!!! That lo is STUNNING!! WOW WOW WOW!! And I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the painting too!!! And I want to come over for some apple bread!! YUM! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jessica said...

i love your paintings....beautiful scrapbook pg...tfs!

deana said...

Beautiful art, Chris, and congrats on being featured on Prima again! Such a great page!

You sound very busy, but it sounds like a FUN busy, too!

kim c said...

big congrats on the Prima feature, you're very deserving. and Chris, your pear painting is wonderful. bravo!!!

Bekka said...

I am loving the fall pages you keep coming up with!

Anonymous said...

I already fell in love with your fall in love in October - it's marvelous! I love your fruit painting very much too - you are getting better and better, did you notice it yourself? It's raining here a lot - not very nice weather... I envy you! Enjoy your weekend!

Jeanet said...

Love your painting Chris! And congrats on being featured, you are a fantastic scrapper yourself...look at that layout! LOVE it! Sounds you have a busy, crafty time, love that! Enjoy!