Speaking of DVDs....is everyone out there enjoying Down*ton Abbey? We are loving it. Surprisingly, we only heard about it when we visited Ireland. We have since caught up on Season One. It is similar to Up*stairs, Downstairs, but a bit more modern.
I am hopelessly behind in my Civil War blocks. I think I need to make five to catch up. I am finishing my September Birdie Stitches block and it is almost time for November's to come out. Sigh!! But......I have been doing some sewing since returning. Halloween is approaching and I have finished a couple of costume for the little ones. This family consists of a flower and a watering can. The parents will someday have to take the wrath for coming up with this idea.
A couple of mug rugs also made their way into my sewing machine. I loved the witches undies fabric.
My quiet time stitching has been a cross stitch Christmas stocking. I started it on our trip and have the backstitching left to do. I love to see the features come alive with the backstitching.
While our British guests were here we did spend a lot of time in the studio. The guys were golfing so the gals kept busy piecing and quilting. We managed to complete four quilts (except for hand sewing the binding down), but somehow I only managed to photograph three of them. We put them all in a Space*Saver bag, sucked all the air out and she managed to carry them on board with her.
We took four little ones to the pumpkin patch this week. It is an amazing place on a farm near us. The children had as much fun as we did.
|A pumpkin house!!!|
We then picked up lunch and went to the park to eat, play and feed the ducks. I hope they slept well for their parents afterwards.
This week while watering my pots I noticed two seed pods on my plumeria. I have raised these for years and have never had even one seed pod. Needless to say I was thrilled to see it. This is a plant that was my father's so it is even more special to see it.
|They look like little helicopter blades.|
I wanted to share a couple of fun pictures from San Diego. We were on the 25th floor and each morning the fog would roll in. We loved looking down on it.
|The morning we left - looking the opposite direction with the moon shining on the bay.|