Is everyone being challenged with the way Blogger has once again switched things up on us? Thanks to Polly, I am going to try to do this post in a different manner. She downloaded a free Windows Live Writer and said that doing her post was an absolute dream. So….here goes.
I can’t believe that Halloween is this weekend. Of course we all know that with the coming of Halloween Christmas will be here before we know it. Are we stressing yet? Are we thinking that we should have been getting ready all year long? Are we longing to be those people who have everything finished by the first of October?
The projects on the sewing table have been a little different than my normal creations with the making of Halloween costumes. One of my requests was for a banana costume. Okay….that sounds like a fun challenge. Here is the result….
I even managed to scan a sticker from a real banana, blow it up and print it off onto fabric to apply to the front. I can’t wait to see the hole filled with a sweet face.
As well, I have been working on some blocks for the Quilt Along. I think these blocks will work well with the great pattern that is being done in the quilt along. It’s not too late to join if anyone is interested.
Have you seen the microwave potato bags? I have a few people who exchange small gifts at Christmas and I thought they would be the perfect solution. These have also been on the sewing table this week. The embroidery was a free download and I thought it worked out well.
I was the lucky winner of Betsy’s Fall into Fall Giveaway and I received some beautiful fall machine embroidery pieces. I am excited about working these into projects. As well as receiving these, I have found a new site for downloading patterns from her sight. Thank you Betsy.
Another great win was from Vickie. I have followed Vickie for some time now and her work is always just fabulous. Thanks so much, Vickie.
We’ve celebrated lots of birthdays in our family this month which means lots of happy faces and lots of yummy cake.
Isn’t this neat? The lettering was done in chocolate when my mom and sister took me to lunch.
We have finally seen the sunshine after several weeks of gloom, cool temperatures, lightening, thunder, hail and rain. It surely is pretty when the sun shines again and everything is sparkling clean. At one point the rain was coming down so hard that our weather station was recording it as “raining cats and dogs”. Gotta love the idea, but I was glad they didn’t land at my house. I really don’t like the smell of wet animals!!!!