Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Easing Into The Season

Trader Joe's helped me finish the Halloween decorating.
They have wonderful brooms scented with cinnamon.
My front door area is completely covered.
When you walk to the front door you see pumpkins,
the brooms parked, and the scent of cinnamon.
It's really nice!

Broom  Parking

I like the succulents at Joe's.
This one is perfect for the Day of the Dead.


Around the neighborhood,
my favorite dragon is back!

Halloween Dragon

I met this fisherman on a morning walk.
Very clever!


Fall arrived.
We don't seem to ease into any season down here.
We went from 90 degrees one day to 55 the next.
That meant it is chili time!
My Halloween mug from Fiesta is the perfect size for chili.
You can find my recipe (easy) here.

Chili Time


The baby afghan is finished.
I found this wonderful Patchwork Animal pattern book from Annie's Attic.
Great stash busters!
I decided to make the Teddy Bear first.
Every child should have a Teddy Bear.

Patchwork Animals

Here he is all finished.


Now I'm trying to decide which animal to crochet next!
Maybe the puppy?!


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Deciding on Yarn is Easy or Hard

Halloween decorating continues.


I think I'm almost finished with the ghosts and goblins.


Including kitchen towels!


Halloween is fun around here.
There is the annual block party.
We all meet at one house with our candy in tow.
We have pizza, hot dogs and drinks of all kinds
while we give candy to the kids and tell them how great they look.

Happy Halloween

In family news,
my BGD (Beautiful God Daughter)
announced that they are expecting.
She and her Knight decided they didn't want to know if baby is a girl or boy.
That makes deciding on yarn for a baby afghan easy, 
or hard depending on how you feel!!

Baby Afghan

So I decided on all the colors of the rainbow in their brightest!

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Good For A Giggle

Time to decorate for Halloween!

Henry Higgins and Eliza Boolittle

Henry Higgins and Eliza Boolittle have come out of hiding.
They are always good for a giggle.


Ms. Ghost has taken her place on the balcony.

Witches Spells

There's even a witch brewing up a spell or two in the atrium.
Maybe she has a spell for chasing the summer away!

Halloween Mosaic

Time for a break!
A piece of cake ...

Halloween Cake

and a cup of tea.

Halloween Tea

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Scare The Summer Away

The closest full moon to the September equinox is called the Harvest Moon.

Native Americans call it the Corn Moon,
a time to celebrate the abundance of the earth
and harvest their fields of corn.

It's a time of great celebration, dancing and food!

I brought out my Corn Maiden to celebrate the harvest
and the coming of Fall.

Corn Maiden

She is telling the stories of the harvest to her children.

Fall Corn Maiden

One of our local weathermen suggested 
the whole town should decorate for Fall and Halloween
and maybe that would scare the summer away!

With the help of my little corn maiden,
I'm taking that advice.

Hello Fall
Quirky Owl from West Elm

Pumpkin Spice
Mug from Fiesta

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Fall Collage