Here in Canada it is fall and it is our Thanksgiving weekend. Hubby and I have spent a quiet weekend and I think it's been relaxing for Gord who still works and can use the break. For our Thanksgiving dinner, we had a roasted chicken and I kept dessert simple-- baked half pears with a few blueberries and a drizzle of maple syrup. I made these pumpkin oatmeal cookies earlier in the day.
The temperature rose considerably today and we decided after lunch to make the short drive to a part of the trail in east that I don't often get to. It took me 10 minutes to get to a spot I remembered. I wanted to see if I could make it on my own with poles and I can.
I carried a small sling pack with sketchbook and pencils along with the new I Pad to try its camera.
It took some beautiful shots.
I sat for a bit and sketched while hubby strolled and took pictures with the camera. I'm curious to see how they'll compare to the I pad.
I've been stitching here and there. I finished some thread lace to make fir trees and I've got some stitched down to the birch piece.
I've also started a new pair of socks. The pattern is called Ugly Duckling and can be found on Ravelry. Quite a different design but very easy to do.
The sun came out a short while ago and it's even nicer out. Gord has gone to play a few holes. I think I'll go make a cup of tea and take it to the deck. The deck days may be running out.