Yesterday, I received a package in the mail with a sampler worked by my mother. This is a picture of the Fons and Porter sampler pattern she used. My mother does beautiful work and I will cherish the one she made for me.
My sister mailed the package for mom and she wouldn't be my sister without including something from herself. Cindy is a "giver" and she included this beautiful book on buttons.
This cross stitch picture was a "thrift store" find that had a white background and light wood frame. (Sorry, no before pic) After a little tea stain and paint, I like the way it turned out. Great Friday find for fall!
I also found this yummy WW Pumpkin muffin recipe to try over at kalynskitchen.
The Spoon River Scenic Drive, which is the first two weekends in October is a highlight here in the Midwest. In past years, it was also a highlight of my parents. They relocated to Georgia a few years ago, and I know my mother misses the beautiful colors, sights and smells. This one is for you mom!
This year being unseasonably cooler than most, we enjoyed our Spoon River tenderloin sitting in the vehicle. Now that's traditional...
You can't go along the drive and not enjoy "kettle korn"
or....the Methodist Women's "Apple Dumplins".
I had told my husband to be on the lookout for some bittersweet. After I told him how much it was, he suggested we try growing our own next year. He's funny!
We went through several flea markets and antique shops along the way and my best find was a set of 13 American Country books for 10 bucks!