Monday Reflections

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Hi Friends,

Yesterday was passed in pleasant ways. First, a short work day, then home in the pouring rain which led to building and enjoying a cozy fire in the wood stove, receiving a special package(!), making and consuming some yummy chicken-rice-vegetable-pumpkin soup, light house cleaning and last and longest – working on crocheting, photographing, writing and listing my next pattern. Woot! 🙂

This lovely photo of the Thanksgiving Table Runner is my aforementioned special package! I just purchased it from a fiber artist in California (on Etsy).  Isn’t it gorgeous?!  I absolutely love it!

It inspired me to do a little more Autumn decorating. So fun! How about you? How do you decorate for Autumn? I mostly sprinkle autumn leaves and candles here and there with a couple of pinecone turkeys the kids made years ago. And I might add in some miniature squash or pumpkins. But now I have this table runner to bring it all together! 🙂

Have a blessed day!

Joyfully,

Jackie

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Here she is! 🙂

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Pumpkin + Chocolate Chips = YUM!

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It’s been a busy day here!  First, I went to work until early afternoon and then I hit the ground running to get ready to host a spaghetti dinner for the girls and boys XC teams from son’s school.  We had 22 people here and it was a blast!  I spied some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies at the store and grabbed them for dessert.

That got me to thinking about the pumpkin chocolate chip muffins I like to make.  They are a favorite for the holidays. They melt in your mouth! I use a recipe I found on the allrecipes.com website. Click here to go get it. All you have to do different is to add the chocolate chips and make muffins instead of bread. You can also change the number of servings right on that page and it automatically adjusts the ingredient amounts.

Do you have a favorite pumpkin recipe?  If so, please share!

Blessings,

Jackie

Note:  Photo from allrecipes.com website.

Today’s WIP – Autumn Sweater Drink Cozy

Hi Friends!

This was a small WIP (work in progress) that I finished today – an Autumn Sweater Drink Cozy.   These cozies are great for cold or hot drinks.  They are especially nice for keeping your hands from burning when sipping on your yummy coffee or hot tea of choice.  And it’s always nice to feel like you are hugging a sweater instead of a paper cup.  🙂  I may make the next one a little shorter than this so it will fit the smaller coffee cup size as well.

I used “Sheep(ish)” yarn by Vickie Howell in the beautiful shade of “Pumpkin(ish)”. I buy this yarn at my local Joann store. It is a medium weight, roving yarn made of 70% acrylic and 30% wool and it feels amazing! All the colors in this line are vibrant with a lovely sheen to them. The care instructions are “machine wash cold, gentle cycle; dry flat.”

I would like to take a better picture in natural light for my Etsy listing, although I’m using it for now.

Happy Autumn all!

Jackie

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