Friday, October 22, 2021

Friday Finish!

This week I was resting but I needed something to keep my hands busy, so I made up a little piece to work on. It is from a Kindred Spirits book and was part of a grouping of pieces, that would be hung on a stick. I decided to take the reindeer appliqué and add the saying to that for a small wall hanging. 

It was fun to do and I am thinking I might do another, but this time, use a different reindeer and make it more fun, for a piece for the kids. I have a lot of projects I want to finish and start, but I can only stand for so long and sitting isn't much better, but my tailbone is a bit better than earlier in the week. 

We got out for a bit on the weekend. We went for a scenic ride and stopped at a bike trail, this time I walked a small part of it. The views were spectacular from the top of the aqueduct, but hard to envision in a photo. We also stopped at a pond, that we pass by and enjoyed the fall foliage that was coming in. Not sure why, but I guess you could call it a delayed reaction from my fall. The pain got so bad, I could not sleep and I had to get a butt cushion so I could sit. 

The next day we stayed closer to home and visited a reservoir. The views are beautiful and they have a nice walk around the pond. We walked a little way to a bridge before turning back. It was a painful walk, but nice to get out for a little while.

And I finally felt up to going to the beach for a bit. I only walk up and down for a bit and stick to looking for large pieces so I don't bend too much. The fresh air always makes me feel better, but I do limit myself for now. I actually found a huge hunk of white, just sitting on the beach, it is 1/2" thick. Bill always finds a few pieces too, so just finding some nice ones, makes me happy.

Tomorrow the kids want me to go with them to a park, an hour away and take photos for their Christmas card. Then Sunday it will be a drive to find more foliage. It is popping in some areas and some are still green, so hopefully we will have a few more weeks to enjoy the colors. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


MM said...

I also have injured my tailbone before. I bought Aspercream lotion at the drug store, and it really helped the pain.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Love, love, love your reindeer piece.
Hopefully you are feeling better.

sandi s said...

I love your little Christmas wall hanging!! I l love the message! I hope you feel soon. Hugs,

Julie Fukuda said...

Poor Dear, Please do take care of yourself. We seem o have jumped from a hot humid summer to very cold days and nights. I see the dogwoods turning dark maroon, but other trees have not turned at all while just dropping dull green leaves. My maples seem confused. Love your photos as usual.

Olde Dame Holly said...

Oh gosh, the pain does not sound good at all. Ouch! Don't overdo (Dr. Holly here). Rest, yes get fresh air! I love the wall hanging you created. What a wonderful verse on it.

QuiltGranma said...

Beautiful scenery, looking at your blog on my phone as we watch Bob Ross on the TV, I am inspired to want to recreate your pond with autumn reflections!