Monday, November 22, 2021

I Spy: Week 46

I will be the first person to admit that this edition of "I Spy" is very uninspired. However, I've posted every week since the beginning of January and I didn't want to miss one now. So here is my post and, as always, I'm linking up with Lysha (our hostess) and the other I Spy bloggers at A Camera and A Cookbook.

Let's Play iSpy 2021

{house – (fall) quarterly pic}

This is our house in the fall. Actually, a fall picture would have included the leaves on the tree in full colour but that happened about a month ago. Now everything is just waiting for the snow to fall and it looks very bare and boring.


I was so happy that my parents came to visit us this weekend. I was particularly thrilled because Rachel had Nutcracker filming and her eye makeup required five different shades of "brown." And you all know how I feel about make up -- I don't wear it and I don't know how to do it! Thankfully my mom did an amazing job and Rachel did not look like a bad version of a painted clown for her performance.


This is a lap afghan from Siberia which I bought when my dad and I took the Trans-Siberian Railway from Beijing to Moscow. One day a woman was selling these at one of our break stops. I don't know what these are made of but they are insanely warm. They are also very delicately "stitched." (My dad and I knew about these because my grandparents had brought one back from a visit to Russia.)


I don't know if having a window inside your house is an "architectural" feature or oddness, but it's definitely unique as I have never seen another house with one :)

 {your choice}

We haven't done a puzzle in a few months but this one was worked on by a few of us yesterday. 


  1. Hope the filming went well! You will have to let us know :) I am sure Rachel's eye makeup came out great!

  2. We also started a new puzzle recently! That blanket is pretty cool.

  3. I did a puzzle this weekend! That one looks fun.

  4. Fun pictures! I love the blanket. And my last house had a window inside - there had been a Florida room added on, so there was an "outside" window between the kitchen and family room. A favorite feature of the house.

  5. That blanket looks amazing. I feel that way about fall up here too; everything is pretty dead and brown and definitely not pretty anymore.

  6. Love your architectural choice. Such a gorgeous afghan! We probably should have done fall house pics earlier for those of you who have gotten colder, faster.

  7. A great set of photos this week. Soon your house will look like a picture postcard with snow (such a cute house). Love your stitch throw, and Rachel with her five shades of brown. CarolG

  8. The post-fall, pre-winter bare and brown is terrible, but for us that season is short because we have a late(er) fall. That said, you at least get pretty white snow for winter. Sometimes we have bare and brown all winter long and it's so depressing.


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