August 25, 2013

52 Weeks of Happy-Week 34

This is week started with a bittersweet bit of happy.  I love fall and the changing of the leaves and seeing these red ones during a walk on Sunday was a bit happy and a bit sad because it means summer is ending.  I've noticed a few trees on the way to work that have colors starting to turn and we've had cooler nights which means fall is a lot closer.
I was happy to make it to knitting group two weeks in a row because it allowed me to finish the leg and start working on the heel flap.  I'm hoping I can make some quick progress on this so it's ready to wear once the weather turns colder.
Saturday I went to the Portland Sidewalk Art Show.  It was the first time visiting this great show.  They close off the main street through downtown Portland and artists set up along both sides of the street and down into Longfellow Square.

The weather was just perfect for being outdoors - cool breeze and warm sunshine.  I was able to purchase a painting for a friend painted by a coworker and I picked up these two small oils for myself.  I am hanging them in my bedroom.

And I'm wicked happy with the progress I'm making on my Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow piece.  For whatever reason, I am finding it very hard to put this piece down!  That bodes well for a quick finish I hope.  I'll try and get a better picture soon but I don't want to put down my needle!

Hope your week was a happy one!  It's a long weekend coming up and I'm taking Friday off so I should be able to get a lot more done on this piece.


Barb said...

I have seen these small hints that fall is on its way too. Love the paintings and I can't wait to see your Christmas at HRH.

Brigitte said...

I love the two paintings you bought, beautiful sea scenery. And your progress on the HRH piece is very nice. I am also stitching on a project at the moment that I can't put down although there are a couple more projects waiting in line. But hey, it's also the one that calls the loudest that gets the most attention.