Monday, November 27, 2017

Wanderings and Working on!

We had a nice weekend, and of course we had to take advantage of that, and get out for some walks. Since we went on a no dog walk, we decided to go somewhere with Bean, then we decided to take Nick too.

We took them to Tillinghast pond, which has a nice walk around the pond. It wasn't as easy as I remember it, but then again, we had Nick who I watch like a hawk with all the rocks and tree roots, lol. Then Bill put on Bean's short leash which is not a good idea on walks when he needs to explore back and forth. I am not sure who got tired out more.

Nick loved hiking, loved climbing rocks and jumping over trees that had fallen. On hills I worry about him falling on a sharp rock or sliding down an embankment, so I told him grandma needed help because it was hard to walk up the hills. After a few times, he would see a hill and turn around, and say, let me help you, I don't want you to fall, lol. The boy warms my heart, he is so caring for his age.

He and Bean played at the picnic area.

Here is a photo at the beginning of our hike, and one near the end, quite a difference in his expression. Actually he would not sit still for a nice photo and then said, I have to go to the bathroom, so that is, I have to go look.

We did 3 miles over rough terrain and he does really well, I think we need to get him a pair of good hiking boots for next year. Sadly we both started feeling sick when we got home, and Nick was throwing up all night, guess we were at the verge of a stomach bug and over did it.

We decided to buy a pencil tree, fits perfectly in the corner without taking up too much space. I realized my cat ornaments are heavy and bulky, so I am going with a rag tree. Today I made rag candy canes in a red check and then I will do mini rag balls with yellow and maybe blue, depends on what I have in my stash. For the candy canes, I took two chenille stems, folded them over and twisted them together, then wrapped a long piece of homespun around them, quick and easy. I used a glue stick to tack down the end piece.

I will add a few primitive ornies too, I have a few that were gifted to me, over the years and they will go  perfectly with the rag look. Now I have to decide what to put on the top. Maybe I can make a raggy angel?


Sandi said...

Love the frame on the pictures of Nick. I found some mushrooms similar to those on it when walking recently. Love the heart of that child.

Your rag candy cane is great! Can't wait to see what the angel looks lie sounds like a cute idea.

acorn hollow said...

It is so good for all of you to get out like that but so sorry you all got sick.
lucky you to get so much time with Nick

Kate said...

Lovely post, Debbie. I think Nick is learning his kindness from Grandma. We, too, bought a pencil tree this year and absolutely love it! The rag candy cane looks really good.

Anna said...

Nick is growing up so fast and so handsome! I have been on walks with Enzo that are an aerobic exercise...G always takes him to off leash areas of the forest.

Saundra said...

My decorations for holidays have reduced in size as well. I even purchased a 'Charlie Brown' tree one year for the heck of it.

Rugs and Pugs said...

I hope you and Nick are feeling better.
But yet another fun adventure :)

Julie Fukuda said...

Ending such an active day with a stomach bug is not so nice. Hope you all are better by now. The pictures sure are splendid.

Fiona said...

special times (except the throwing up!) andI love the idea for your tree