Monday, October 15, 2012

Weekend Comforts

Hello friends! 

It's been raining a lot since Friday, so we spent a lot of time

at home this past weekend, cooking and enjoying the weather.


I decided to try a little Zentangle again.  Who doesn't love to doodle!?








You might remember this from a year ago.

But, since we are living in the PNW now I wanted to show you again the collage I made with 

this huge maple leaf, that's larger than my hand.




The leaf I used in my collage came from this tree that is in front of the 

school where Russell works.

I remember what a challenge it was trying to get that "single" leaf back to 

Las Vegas last year, 

without it getting squished on the plane. :-) 




Now that we are here, I don't have to worry.

I picked these up the other day on our walk.

I pressed them in a book and will use them again in another collage.










Fetzer, Shatzie and Lucy have all been enjoying the rainy, cloudy weather too.

(I didn't get a picture of Shatzie yet...she's curled up on the new down comforter.)  


Fetzer




Lucy likes this spot so she can watch the squirrels. 


Lucy


This weather makes me want comfort food.  That could mean trouble right? 

Russell made a delicious, lamb stew and this is the potatoes and 

vegetables he roasted in the oven beforehand. 

It was so yummy!

Click HERE for the recipe if you'd like to try it!







I also decided it was time now, to crochet an afghan. 

Maybe I will finish it by next October. :-) 




Hope you have a beautiful week! 

Becca 

19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

your doodle page is SO cool! love those pressed leaves and your cute kitties, too. :)

A Garden of Threads said...

I have not pressed leaves in years, should give it a try. The lamb stew sound so yummy, comfort food. Have a wonderful day:)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love this post, Becca...so full of cozy creativity...just beautiful to look at!

Justine said...

I agree, this post is lovely and comforting and your cats look so happy!

Dianne said...

The leaves are so beautiful! Love the collage too... It appears your kitties have settled into their new home well. It's so beautiful there... I envy you.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Lucys' got the right idea... .just snuggle into a pillow in front of a fire and wait until spring. LOL

Actually, this is my favorite time of the year when I get outdoors the most, but as soon as the snow flies I'll be in front of the fire just like Lucy.

Janelle said...

Thank you for sharing bits of your life. It looks so beautiful there. Good luck with your afghan Have a great week.

Cynthia Eloise Starr said...

enjoyed your photos. it is kinda nice to finally have some rain and cooler weather after such a long dry spell. hope you enjoy you winter in the nw. one thing i always liked about living in this part of the country was the seasons. we get them all.

GardenofDaisies said...

I love absolutely everything in this post. The afghan, the cats cuddled up in front of the fire, the roasted veggies and the leaf collage. Delicious, beautiful and peaceful.

Catherine said...

Well don't the kitties look so comfy cozy. Cute! And your leaves and doodles are beautiful. I tried to crochet a blanket once. It turned into a scarf. ;)
xo Catherine

andrea creates said...

love the doodle.i hadn't heard of zentangle before...

we love collecting beautiful/unusual leaves too...a lot of ours have turned shades of yellow orange and red this past week :)

Kate said...

Beautiful zentangle!! Reminds me I haven't tangled in awhile...
Have a lovely week!
Kate :}

Kelly Warren said...

Wow, you've been busy! I'm fascinated by zentangles, but I haven't tried any yet. Some many things I want to do, so little time! Lovely collage and stunning photo of the maple tree. Hope you are doing well!

Linda R said...

Such a warm and cozy post my friend. I love your Zentange. I did another one in my journal on the airplane. They really are so relaxing to do. Best of luck to you on your afghan.I know you will probably finish it faster than I did. The yarn color is so pretty.

Hugs~

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I can feel the warmth of the fire, and hear the cats purring...what comfort that must be to them.

Love your collages, girl you are so talented.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Tracy said...

So many pretties today, Becca! LOVE your maple collage...it's so lovey. And this over all homage to autumn is like a song. Glad to see your kitties too. And not least your crochet--an afghan--hooray! Happy Week ((HUGS))

Gillian Olson said...

Very neat doodles, and collage and you are crocheting too, all great things to occupy us during the cool wet weather. I love to curl up inside this time of year too.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your Zentangles are amazing. I actually downloaded a couple of templets last week. I would love to try to do one! Love all of your pretty Fall photos, too! Hugs!

Tammy said...

I missed this post, too. It's so busy during the week when we have school. Nice to have some down time now. I have that same yarn you are crocheting with. Are you using a pattern for the afghan? Your kitties are so sweet. And those maple leaves are gorgeous. Lovely zentangles and collage, too. Hope you've had a great week. Tammy