Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy Jack for a Friend

and these lovely lovelies are a gift from SherryQ to moi---they are soooo wonderful.  See the little sack?  Well, that WAS a pound of chestnuts.  And a pumpkin pincushion, and a needle-felted witch's hat pin, and a hand-done card---AND all of it wrapped in the most awesome October silk scarf.  (Ummmm the chestnuts were only here a couple of days.)  :D  Thank you bushels, SherryQ, for your thoughtfulness and most especially for your friendship/kinship/sisterhood.

Tonight is Friday Nite Sew-In again, and I am unofficially participating.  I have some quilting to do on a little wallhanging that is a birthday surprise for tomorrow, so maybe I'll be able to share a picture of it next week.

Can you believe Halloween is NEXT WEDNESDAY???  And that Hurricane Sandy is heading to the northern coast after dousing Florida??  Batten down the hatches!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Hills Are Alive With...Color

From my lake-side porch---mountain across the lake
Looking out my kitchen window

From our lake-side porch

Beautiful Asters that make me smile

Barberry, zinnias, tickseed, marigolds

Sweet little Marlee enjoying the glorious Autumn sunshine
Cotoneaster and Asters

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Randy is my quilt holder :) This is before the last outer border

After outer border

I fell in love with a quilt done by Annabella at Life's Rich Pattern , and decided I just had to make one for moi.  It is ready for layering and quilting.  I have NEVER made a quilt top of any size in three days.  I started the top on Monday and finished the piecing today.  :D 

Flannie was over on Sunday and we made some pumpkins

Whoaaaaa the fish are breaking and the Egrets are lined up waiting for dinner

There are some big stripers in this lake and they make quite the wake when they are feeding.  Really makes us want to go fishing.

Monday, October 01, 2012


"October is the year at rich maturity, a happy woman arrayed in festival dress and ready for a dance with a giant come down from the hills attired in a red, red shirt, buckskin pants and moccasins beaded with frost.  October is a brisk wind in the treetops, a whisper among crisp leaves, a breath of apple cider, a gleam from a jack-o'-lantern, and the echo of laughter under a full moon."  Sundial of the Seasons, Hal Borland

It's Mums, and pumpkins, and burning bushes, and barberries, and wienie dogs---