Monday, February 3, 2014

From Snow on Wednesday to 66 On Sunday

This weather is so crazy. Today we are supposed to have thunderstorms and actually rain most of this week. At least it is not snow.
I hope that everyone had a great weekend. I got my errands out of the way on Saturday so I was able to spend some time catching up on some stitching and sleep.
Sunday after getting dinner prepped and into the crockpot Rich and I headed out for a hike.



It was a little bit misty and cloudy when we started out. Fortunately it burned off.


The scene of the crime... a bird was obviously taken by a hawk.


A marker of an old homestead(1780) that we haven't seen before.


Another tree face. This hike turned out to be about 10 miles. Instead of doing an up and back at our normal trailhead we drove up to one of the other trailheads and hiked back over towards our house. There is a 7 mile route or the 10 mile version. My legs were a little tired.
Here is dinner. This is one pot dinner beans from the Tasty Kitchen. It has ground beef, baked beans, kidney beans, lima beans so it is more like chili but it is on the sweet side like baked beans. Rich was not sure that he would like this due to all those beans but decided it was really good. The recipe as posted is too large for a normal size crockpot. You need to do half the recipe. I will be making this again.


Here is my progress on Summer Tribute.



I got all if the lawn filled in now I have to finish the border, add some initials and an acorn motif and she will be done!
I watched 3 quarters of the Super Bowl. Great job Seahawks!
The week ahead looks busy. My desk at work is piled up. I have dinner with friends on Thursday, and Friday and the sampler guild meets on Saturday.
Thanks for catching up with me. Thanks as always for your kind comments.

Happy Monday!

Chris

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19 comments:

Krista said...

Looks like a yummy dish!! Lovely stitching progress too. Have a wonderful week! Looks like we will be getting the snow this week!

Anna van Schurman said...

I think your tree face looks like a sloth! You're getting close to a finish. Keep it up.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great stitching and a fun walk and great food makes for a great day, I'd say!

Margaret said...

Your Summer Tribute is really coming along! I have to look up that recipe -- sounds yummy! Great hike too!

Vickie said...

Sigh. Everything, just everything is covered in snow here for a very, very long time. Nice to see your hike. =)

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

A loooong hike, a tasty meal, a beautiful sampler! That's a good day :)

Beth said...

That is quite the hike Chris. At least you had a hardy meal waiting upon your return. Lovely sampler...so class now!

Carol said...

Wow--that was a long hike, Chris!! Glad you enjoyed it and had such a nice meal to reward yourself for all that exercise... Looks like you'll be doing a happy dance with that sampler very soon :)

Dee said...

That was quite a hike! We did 6-1/2 miles on flat terrain and I was BEAT!

Congrats on so much walking. You know even if your legs were tired, you did good for your health.

Barb said...

What a nice walk. Your Summer Tribute gets prettier every time you post a photo.

Anne said...

That is crazy weather Chris! I love hiking and happening upon old things and faces in trees :D I saw one recently but forgot to take a photo! Beautiful progress on Summer Tribute. That border is so flowery and pretty! Hugs from me and Titus

Anne said...

That is crazy weather Chris! I love hiking and happening upon old things and faces in trees :D I saw one recently but forgot to take a photo! Beautiful progress on Summer Tribute. That border is so flowery and pretty! Hugs from me and Titus

Catherine said...

Sounds like a great day ~ fresh air, yummy food and your stitches ~ definitely a winner!

Brigitte said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend with lots of pleasant things that you were doing. Stithcing and cooking and being out hiking seems to be a good combination. I hope your week isn't too strenuous.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Your stitching is progressing nicely...can't wait for the finish! Love your hiking pics!
Robyn

Sherry said...

We had beautiful weather Sunday and it was near 70 yesterday but the temps are dipping down again with rain in our week! Love your stitching.

Julie said...

What a lovely dinner to come home to after your hike.

Loraine said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me!
I love your Summer Tribute sampler. I have that one in my stash and have contemplated it for this year. I love seeing yours!
I hope all is well.

Susan said...

Great pictures. Love the tree face. Summer Tribute is looking great and I'm cheering you on to a finish. Your bean dinner is a favorite of mine but I switch out black beans for the limas (they are second on my list of least favorite foods - I was actually pretty good at swallowing them whole when I was a kid). LOL!!