Friday, October 14, 2016

This and That

Outside my window the sun is shining and it's going to be another hot day.
Fall made a very quick fly by and summer has returned.
Record heat by this weekend.

I'm still trying to fool myself into feeling cooler by knitting!
I finished one shawl in cotton.
It wasn't difficult.
I do have to think about what I'm doing ... no multitasking while knitting!
So I started another one in this pretty blue wool.
Asymetrical shawls seem to be the in thing. 


I added a scarecrow to the entry way.
I found him at Michael's and could't resist bringing him home.


With the outdoor Halloween decorating done,

I've moved inside.
A few Halloween goodies have made their way beside the fabric pumpkins.

Siamese Kitty delivering pumpkins

This is a painting by Ryan Conners - Kilkennycat Art.
She has an Etsy shop.
I'm not sure my Siamese, Cassie, 
would be willing to deliver pumpkins by broom!


Mr. Bones (I found him at Ross) has joined the sunflowers.


He makes me laugh. 




Just in case you need some Pumpkin decor help.
Design Love Fest has some great ideas for pumpkin lanterns.

Wishing YOU well and much joy!


Tom said...

You look festive in a autumnal way. Things have cooled a bit here, thank goodness!

Dorothy Borders said...

Love that scary crow!

mamasmercantile said...

Some lovely Autumn and Halloween décor, love Mr Bones a great addition.

Crimson Kettle said...

Your shawls look beautiful, especially the blue one.

Nasreen Iqbal said...

Mr. Bones is so amazing!

Christine said...

The cobalt blue you are knitting with is gorgeous and I love your new scarecrow!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a gorgeous blue that wool is! Like your Halloween blog makeover!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The scarecrow and skeleton are so cute! I like non scary Halloween decorations best!

Mac n' Janet said...

Great Halloween decorations, looks like you're ready.

Michelle said...

We have a few days of warm weather back on the horizon ourselves. I ready for the cool temps to stay. Have a great weekend.

Deb said...

Pretty festive over here. :)

Lorrie said...

Beautiful shawls. I admire people who knit so prolifically. I'm slow as molasses! Those pierced pumpkins are so pretty!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

It all looks like such fun. Love Mr. Bones and the Scarecrow.

Tanya Breese said...

i love your decorating and that blue will make a pretty shawl! i like the asymetricals..i saw them at marshalls the other day and have been thinking about them ever since..i think i will give in this week and go pick one up! we are getting warmer weather this week, 80's but will drop down by thursday for the boys football game so i better pick that sweater up ;) thank you so much for linking and i hope you have a wonderful week ahead! stay cool!!

Denise inVA said...

Pretty decorations and I like your knitting.

Coastal Ripples said...

I'm loving the look of those shawls. Have been after a pattern for a while so will click on your link! Will have to get busy with Halloween once I return home. B x

Tricky Wolf said...

loving the scarecrow, I could do with him on guard duty at the veg patch!

Stins said...

Those shawls are beautiful!
Overhere Halloween isn't such a big thing, although the last years we are getting used to it ;-). It's so nice though to decorate with those beautiful pumpkins! Love, Mirjam.

Anonymous said...

Fun stuff here to see Snap!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

We're going through the weather seesaw too. Now it's raining and by Thursday it will be in the 80s again. Not so compatible for fall decorating. I did buy a scarecrow similar to yours at JoAnns this weekend.
Love your new cat Halloween painting! I can spend hours on Etsy.

riitta k said...

Great Halloween decorations! The scarecrow is super :)

Alexa T said...

So festive and lovely decorations for the holiday celebration! Lovely scarecrow and mr. bones, too and interesting idea of lamps from pumpkins with dots. Many thanks for sharing them and a very good and sunny week of october!

Maggie said...

I always look forward to seeing the way my blogging friends decorate their homes for Halloween because it isn't something that I see much of in Normandy. Your decor pieces are so cute scary but in a good way! Thanks for sharing your Halloween themed mosaics with us this week.

Sylvia said...

Hi, love your fall decor. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

Botanic Bleu said...

Fun fall decorations guaranteed to bring a smile to your face! Thanks for joining Monday Social with your fun things.


AnnA said...

Thank's for visiting my blogpost!
I liked your last photo with the light-hole-decorated pumkins...Maybe an idea for me. In Sweden Halloween is a celebration which grown to be an usual tradition this last 10 years. In the Swedish Christian Church we have an elder tradition to celebrate with candles in church and graveyards for the last dying persons, and somestimes this Christian tradition coincide in same dates as Halloween holidays... Sometimes they have tried to move this different celbrations to different dates, for not making grieving people be upset seeing this halloweendressed people and halloweensymbols around.
Here in the southern parts of Sweden we have another rather new tradition in November: "Lights in Österlen". A contest in the dark evening i the villages to show the most uplighten community. A nice event to drive from the dark way in to the lights in the villages and smalltowns.
Have a nice day!
Best wishes,

Margie said...

I'm charmed by your Halloween decor!

abrianna said...

I do like that shawl pattern. Mr. Bones makes me laugh too. I do like your Cassie in that painting.

podso said...

Your decorations are really cute. My grands would like to come to your house rather than the "Scarey" ones we see here and there at this time of year. The shawl looks good--you should show they whole thing so we can see its asymmetry. I can only knit or crochet with cotton when it's hot outside! LOL.

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

What a lovely collection of decor for Halloween. Nothing too scary but pretty and whimsical is the way to go.