Saturday, 5 November 2016

♥Country Diary Entry ~ November♥

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A glimpse into my world...in November
 
A glimpse into my day...

This morning I sipped a hot cup of coffee outside while sitting talking with my mom and dad...it was a truly breath-taking morning and one simply could not waste it by being indoors...
After working on a blog post and spending a few moments with my baby brother, I started some sewing (which I have fallen quite behind in)...I have an owl doorstop to complete today among other things...{{Smiles}}
It is chilly and overcast today and it appears that some rain might bless our land a bit later on.


^ Rebekah cuddling her hen, Edith...

Watching...

I am so excited to have found When Calls the Heart as well as the Love Comes Softly series on YouTube!  When sewing reindeer paw pads or filling an elephant with stuffing, I love watching episodes of a lovely series!

 What I am Reading...

I am reading the last book in The Heritage of Lancaster County by Beverly Lewis called, The Reckoning and staying up much too late at night enjoying just one more chapter...

^ Sofia and Caleb

Listening to...

I rediscovered a beautiful music DVD in our collection this week...  It is the Classic David Phelps concert and oh my, we have been listening to it whenever possible!  Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved the incredible tenor voice of David Phelps...  My favourite song on the record is The Dream and you can listen to it below...I know it will richly bless you heart too.



Sewing...

I have begun sewing my fabric Christmas trees again!  {{Smiles}}  This time I altered my pattern somewhat to make the trees a little bigger.  I hope to share the tutorial with you closer to Christmas as I know you'll enjoy creating a few as well...  
And if you would like to share a Christmas themed post, craft, recipe or sewing tutorial with my readers in a guest post in the month of December, please do not hesitate to send me an email...I'd love to hear from you!

Dreaming of...

 An upcoming two-night family getaway...  A possible Christmas tea party with old friends...

^ Gabrielle amidst the poppies...

In the Garden...

I am amazed at how wonderful that garden is looking!  In less than a month, everything I planted back in early Spring has doubled or even tripled in size and harvesting our first courgettes is a mere few days away!  We've built tripods for our gem squash and cucumbers, spent hours weeding and thinning and replanted many crops.  I spend close to an hour and a half watering each day, so the occasional rainy day is very welcome as you can well imagine! 
I hope to share pictures of our vegetable garden in a separate post within the next few days, so do stay tuned...
  
Thankful for... 

A sweet friend whom I was blessed to visit with yesterday...  Little Caleb who cut his first tooth this week...  The garden that is growing ever so beautifully...  Time spent with those I love most, my sisters...

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Happy November to you, sweet friends!
What is happening in your world this month?  

New items in the Etsy shoppe... 

Red Fabric Christmas Tree...

 Pink Floral Christmas Tree...


 Red and White Fabric Christmas Tree...

9 comments:

domenica.60 said...

Beautiful pictures ... that bring me spring news from your Country : I'm in the middle of the fall , now!
Hugs,
Franca

Sylvia said...

Oh we do need rain here, it hasn't rained in so long that we are in a drought. Your photo's are so pretty of your lovely family, you are so blessed, Kelly-Anne!

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely little glimpse into your world, Kelly-Anne! Oh, how I hope that we get some rain here as well....while we had an unusually wet summer, our autumn has been quite dry, which, therefore, results in a not-so-colorful season. It would be nice to have some wet days again {{smiles}}

How exciting that Caleb is getting his very first tooth....such a milestone to celebrate! I can't wait for that Christmas tutorial and I do hope you share pictures of that owl door stop....how cute!!

Wishing you a lovely November day, my friend! Sending lots of love and many hugs all the way to South Africa for you! ♥

SpicingUpIdaho said...

How lovely to enjoy sweet morning visits with your parents before the days's duties begin! Such darling pictures of your sisters and Caleb too! And I loved hearing about your garden, how wonderful that you are already about to harvest! I know exactly what you mean about the 1-1/2 hours of watering, and the joy that comes when you don't have to! I do hope you get a little rain break today! Your sewing projects are always so delightful, and darling. Many hugs to you today dear Kelly-Anne!

Margie said...

Your tree ornaments are too cute! I went to a tea festival this weekend and couldn't resist bringing home some holiday teas.

donna said...

You have a beautiful family my dear. I too love those shows. I think they come on the Hallmark channel which is my favorite. Your Christmas trees are sew pretty. I now it must feel good to be back at your sewing machine.
Hugs
donna

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Love all the photos of your family. It sounds like you are staying busy. Love your pretty little Christmas trees. Have a blessed week!
Hugs,
Cecilia

Olivia Bell said...

I really enjoyed getting a peek into your world, Kelly-Anne!! Not too much exciting is going on in my neck of the woods, I will very much try to reply to your email in the next couple of days! {{smiles}} Sending you lots of love, dear friend!

Ida said...

I love your posts. They are always so pleasant to look at and read. This one was very sweet. Also loved your Tea Party.