End of September...That Went By Fast!

What have I been doing?

Let's see...I have been spending some more time in the kitchen, cooking and baking.  It's getting to be soup season...mmmm

I brought in my hanging plants from the porch and hung them in the kitchen.  I do this every year.  I like houseplants.
Hmmm...should have used the SLR camera instead of the phone camera for this picture...but you can see my giant ivys!
My plants hang outside on the porch in the summer and come in the kitchen for the winter.  What else can you do?  Can't just get rid of them. 

 I have been putting some effort into getting to know my sewing machine.  I'm really enjoying the embroidery function.  I hadn't done much embroidery over the summer but I have been doing a few t-shirts and sweatshirts in the past week and I did a hooded sweatshirt for myself!  I finally feel like I'm getting the hang of it.

I made something similar for my daughter at the university and shipped that off last week to surprise her.

I also got my new thread rack.  Love it. 
 The leftover threads are in a jar.  Lots of thread!
It looks like I will have plenty of things to keep me busy for the long cold months ahead.


Rebecca said...

Your ivy is gorgeous! Is it Swedish Ivy? I used to have some when I was a newly wed. I was thinking that's what we called it. I'd have to bring it in, too, if I had anything so beautiful. Don't really have a good place inside though...

I can see you're really going to have fun with the embroidery feature! I suppose you're going to tell me it's easy?!?!?

Theresa said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous. Love the colours.

Our Country Bungalow said...

Thank you! I do like color. :-)

And yes Rebecca, they are Swedish Ivy. Very hardy. And very large!
I do like seeing some green when the colors outside of the windows have faded.

And the embroidery is easy *mostly*. It took practice and studying tutorials and I even joined a very informative facebook group devoted to this machine and embroidery. But once I understood...then yes, it has become easy.


Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

You are so awesome. Raising a big family and your house is so lovely.

Sam I Am...... said...

I LOVE your kitchen!!!! It's so gorgeous and cozy! I love the colors too...right up my alley!
Yep, it's getting to be soup season...I love baking and making soups when the weather starts cooling off. Your plants look great inside and outside.
And your sewing....I would say you DEFINITELY have the hang of that embroidery machine. I've never been that interested in one but now that I've see what YOU did...I want one! LOL! Those sweatshirts are great...love the sayings!

CAS said...

Great idea to enjoy your hanging plants inside during the winter. I do the opposite here in AZ. I'm anxiously waiting to put a few things outside on the patio that have been living inside during the hot summer.

Looks like you are doing quite well with the new machine!

camp and cottage living said...

Oh, I just got the answer to my last question! If I read on will I discover what machine you have?

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