Sunday, October 26, 2014

Quiet Weekend

The last Farmer's Market of the year:

Oat Bran with Pumpkin & Spices
Local Art:
I'm starting on my first embroidery project tonight, a gift courtesy of my grandmother:
 I'm a little intimidated by the pattern...
Another spin class this morning, it went much better than last week and I can actually walk - which means progress. See you on Tuesday!

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  1. I know I'm spoiled with the Union Square farmer's market, but it's too bad yr market is ending when there's still so much cool fall food to be had! Jerusalem artichokes, rutabaga, cabbages, kale, celery root. It does just a little old by December, though, I will say that.
    Cute embroidery project. I have a few patterns, probably from craft fairs or something, but I never quite got into it. Embroidery thread friendship bracelets and hair ties, however...!

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    1. I'm not sure why we don't have a market for all of that winter deliciousness!

      I've done more of the embroidery than I thought I would. I imagine that I won't be making any to give away, but it is very cathartic and as I'm doing it, I'm thinking about the millions of women over time that have done this very craft! So cool! The thread friendship bracelets instantly propels me to childhood - I totally forgot about those... Oooh, hair ties?! Do tell!!

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  2. I, too, am surprised your farmers market would shut down now. Has everything stopped growing in Denver already?

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    1. I'm sure some would say "we grow weed year round". HA!

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    2. Do they sell weed at the Farmers Market?

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  3. The Long Island Markets close in November too and there are some sporadic winter markets but it's sad that the season ends so early! I'm jealous of your market, it looks so big! And your haul is lovely :) I can't get enough of apples lately and hooray for spaghetti squash! The oat bran sounds yummy. I've found some pumpkin pudding recipes I'd like to try so maybe I'll do that soon!

    The embroidery project is so cute! Don't be intimidated, I'm sure it'll be beautiful and you'll do a great job! Sounds like you had a nice weekend and things have calmed down which is really great :)

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    1. It will be a long wait till May when they reopen, but when they do - I instantly get excited for summer! The apples were on sale, as many other items were at the market, and I can't wait to try one!

      Pumpkin pudding sounds do good!

      I already put a dent into it last night - and as my first project, it won't be stellar but the process is enjoyable! I am so relieved for a quiet weekend, too!

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  4. So cool that you're learning embroidery from your grandmother! I come from a long line of people who don't share their talents for fear of losing their job security.

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    1. Ha ha! Job security based talents are important. ;)

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