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Halloween is almost upon us…unfortunately so is Hurricane Sandy =(
The storm has passed through the warm waters of the warm tropical waters of the Bahamas now the weather people are talking about this hurricane turning into a hybrid, kinda like the “Perfect Storm” of 1991.

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Looks like the “eye” of the storm may move in over Delaware, but the Washington D.C. Area is going to get lots and lots of rain….looks like Halloween may be very dark ( electrical outages) and very wet! Well Diana and I still went shopping for foolish things and a few last minute changes to our costumes, oh…look who we ran into at ” Spirit Halloween Store”

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YES, the Witch of the West, and she was looking for Dorothy!

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The Halloween store was stocked with everything you could want…foolish ghoolies and sexy maidens

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I was even placed in the “stocks”…only for a short time however… =)

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Happy Halloween!

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It’s Autumn and the leaves are changing. That puts me in the mood for baking!

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So while I was on my iPad this morning I saw that a friend had pinned a recipe for Pumpkin Cream-Cheese Muffins

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The cream cheese filling was kinda thin, so I put it into a piping bag and filled the unbanked muffins. It worked like a charm!

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I did make a few changes to the recipe. It called for 1/3C. Olive oil, I used vegetable oil. For the strudel topping I combined pecans and walnuts.

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Here they are… Ready to go into a 375 degree oven for 20 min.
I’m taking these beauties to work with me on Thursday. It’s a busy day, 2 hygienist working and the Dr seeing patients too…

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I got 20 muffins from that recipe!

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Now I can enjoy a nice hot cup of tea…

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A beautiful sunsets on another simply wonderful day,
Until we blog again…be well my friends. =)

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I luv-luv-luv my camera! I’ve got cameras everywhere… My phone has a camera, I carry a small Nikon camera in my purse and my #1 SLR is always ready to capture that amazing image

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Soon I’ll be knee deep in
Beech tree leaves
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Acorns have been falling like
rain
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Sunrise over the Farm
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This is the same photo, Sunrise over the Farm, but it was edited with a photo editing software called “Snapseed”. It’s on my iPhone, I took the original photo with my iPhone. I was on my way to work, the sun was above the horizon and trying to peek through the cloud cover.
Snapseed is a very cool app that is available on iPhone. Snapseed
You can take an ordinary photo and make it extraordinary… I love Snapseed!
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Edited with Snapseed
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Monday Morning
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It’s a bit blurry… But I still like it. I’ve been intrigued by the moon, well Space in general, for years. There is something so, I can’t find the word or words to capture what exactly I’m trying to say BUT… I love looking into Space. =)
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This past summer was exceptionally hot & dry! The garden did not fare too well, But the Morning Glories did!
This first photo was taken with my iPhone, then I tweaked it with Snapseed and got this…

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WOW… That’s really cool! It’s so easy to take a “nice” picture, it’s even easier to make it “pop” and turn your “nice” picture into a work of art… I’m just say’n… =)
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KNITTING
I’ve got several knit projects on the needles.

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This is “Irish Hiking Scarf”. It’s an easy knit project. I had a big skein of yarn that was perfect for this project. This yarn has been in my stash for a little while, I don’t have the label but I can tell its an acrylic yarn.
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Next up is a Vicki Howell pattern called “Happy Cowliday” chunky lace neck warmer.

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The pattern is available in the “Holiday 2012 issue of “Knit-Simple”. Also the magazine has tons of other knit projects perfect for gift giving! =)

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I am working on this project, if you’re on Ravelry you can join the KAL for the Happy Cowliday lace cowl.
Look for the ravelry group Stitch.Rock.Love or you can purchase the magazine Knit-Simple. My favorite thing is the electronic downloads, I can download my mags onto my iPad and its simple as that!
The 3rd knit project on the needles is my “Highland Donegal tweed knit möbius” Or you could call it “Infinity Scarf with a twist“This is a very easy knit project, perfect for the beginner knitter. This is “my” own pattern and I’m more than happy to share it with you

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The yarn is a nice soft yarn with a little bit of halo (kinda fuzzy)
It’s made by Elann, they have so many lovely yarns! Check it out at
http://www.elann.com your going to love the variety of yarns available for knitting or crocheting!!

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So here are the details:
You’ll need 2 skeins of Elann Donegal Highland Tweed, size 9 circular knitting needles 16″ long
Cast on 184 stitches, work in a K4-P4 rib pattern. When you get to the end of the 1st row give your stitch a twist, if you don’t its no big deal you’ll end up with an infinity scarf w/o that particular detail, in the end all is well because you’ll still get a lovely scarf, I’m almost at the half-way point. I’ll have pictures posted of the finished scarf soon.
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I almost forgot… I made a big chunky cowl earlier this week, it’s made with Lionbrand Yarn, Wool-Ease CHUNKY

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The pattern is by Susan Chang. It’s called “Wham Bam Thank-You Lamb neck warmer. The chunky yarn knit up very fast. I cast on for the project on a Sunday evening and finished the following evening afterworking all day!
I only used 1 skein of yarn. My needles were sz. 13.
You can read Susan’s blog here at
http://www.insaknitty.blogspot.com
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until we meet again

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