Halloween in our neighborhood was absolutely dead!!! We had a total of eight trick or treaters - in three groups - come knocking on the door. We had a couple of dozen last year and around double that the year before. Since we get so few, we had purchased the big candy bars for those brave enough to walk up to the front door. I got two boxes to be on the safe side and now have most of them left. I did send one off to our grandson who is in college in FL so that helped somewhat. Now...what to do with the rest is the problem.
We are always blessed with the kids and grandchildren on Halloween. They all come here for a quick lentil bean soup dinner and then head off for trick or treating. We so enjoy seeing the little ones in their costumes and our neighbors are thrilled to see the kids as well.
With November here and the holidays quickly coming, I have been trying to get a jump start to stay current on my projects. I was able to finish the last barn block and now have it sewn together. I really did enjoy this project and loved all of the blocks.
I have been working on the current two blocks at the Thread Head Quilt Along. As well, I started auditioning some of the background blocks to see what it will look like. The yellow one may need to be redone as it looks too yellow to me, but I will wait and see.
Two fall pillows were made with the win of the embroidered blocks. Best get them finished so I can enjoy them this fall.
Although our temperatures this week have been very un-fall like, one can sense that fall has arrived. The colors on the hills are taking an autumn hue later in the afternoons and the hours of light are greatly reduced. Two evenings ago we had the worst commotion of noise in the yard. Apparently a flock of cackling crows decided to descend upon us. Oh my!!! It was like a scene out of the movies. They were everywhere - on rooftops, in trees, on the lawns and flying in the air. It was a perfect fall scene.
The lack of heat has apparently sent the heat loving creatures to places they do not normally appear. This was on my floor on the cold and drizzling Saturday.
It almost gave me a heart attack because I seriously thought it was a snake. I don't mind the lizards, but look at the length of this thing. I did manage with the help of a whisk broom and dustpan to get it caught and released outside. I am sure he/she lived to enjoy our 90* + temperatures this week. That should be more to its liking. The poor old cat is constantly looking for a ray of sunshine this year too.
I also won the Green Fairy Giveaway of Breakfast at Tiffany's fabrics. I will have to do something really special with this fabric because I was fortunate enough to have actually had Breakfast at Tiffanys in New York a few years ago. It was a fabulous experience and one I will cherish for my lifetime.
It's another glorious day with high temperatures and I'm putting the top down in the car and running my errands as I enjoy the sunshine. Have a great week.