Sunday, August 28, 2016

Summer is Winding Down

I can feel the fall in the air these past couple of days.  We have had such lovely, moderate weather although they are predicting a couple of more days of hot temps.  Summer will soon be over and it's been a enjoyable time here at Lilly My Cat.  I thought I'd share some random photos of what's been happening around here. . .

My daughter sent me this photo today of this little deer she saw on her walk this morning.  We do have deer in the hills around us and it always bring a smile to my face when I see one of these beautiful creatures. . .
Speaking of beautiful creatures, Lilly my cat keeps us entertained.  She's a joy to have around and although she hasn't caught any geckos lately, she's been busy hunting them.  My heartfelt sympathy goes out to two dear blog friends who have recently lost their beloved pets. . .
This knitting project has really "consumed" my life so to speak.  I'll soon be done with this shawl and all the fussy stitches and hand beading.  I'm excited to see how it will look when completed.  I'll hopefully share a photo when that happens. . .
Here is little Sadie wearing the dress I knit for her awhile back. It fits her perfect! I enjoyed designing the colors and embellishments for this little knit. . .
We meet up with my daughter and her family for an evening picnic at Laguna Beach.  It's a short drive away from where we live and always a fun time to be had. . .
 We were invited to a friends home for dinner this past week.  I wanted to take something to share and made this baba au rhum.  It's such an easy cake to make.  The recipe is from Ina Garten's "Barefoot in Paris".  Here's a link to this recipe.  I love all of Ina's recipes as they are spot on . . .

Yes, summer time is winding down but soon the holidays will be fast approaching.  I've already started on my menu planning for our Christmas celebrations.  Next month I'll be off to a knitting workshop on Bois Blanc Island in Michigan.  I can hardly wait!  Take care dear friends and I'd love to hear what you been doing this summer.

With my best wishes,



  1. Pat, you have been busy with some lovely times with friends and family. That little dress is perfect!

  2. A knitting workshop! Wonderful, Pat! Yesterday I enjoyed attending a beginner's watercolor workshop. I'm so glad you have been having happy summer days as the season winds down :) xx

  3. What a great post. It looks like you are soaking up the last bits of summer! Your shawl looks gorgeous with the bead work. I cannot wait to see the finished product. xx Desiree

  4. Your shawl is beautiful. It is nice to have good things to keep us busy and content as the seasons change. : ) Lisa

  5. Hi Pat, lovely end of summer photos and stunning knitting! My goodness, the little dress is just wonderful and that shawl is amazing! How fun to attend a knitting workshop - I hope your trip is lovely. So nice to have your daughter close by for picnics on the beach. Lily is so sweet. My cats are happy that the hot days are behind us - hopefully! With all that fur, I'm sure Lily feels the same. Have fun at your workshop, my friend. Hugs xo Karen


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