October is gone like a blur and November is upon us. It always seems like once Halloween arrives, Christmas is right behind.
October was a milestone birthday month for me. It passed so fast that I didn't even notice a difference! It just sounds much older. ;-( It also helped that I brought the new decade in on a riverboat cruise on the Rhine. The trip was amazing with positively picture perfect temperatures for the entire two weeks we were gone.
Once I got home, it was pedal to the metal catching up while adjusting to the nine hours time difference.
One project that I have wanted to finish were two Quilts of Valor. These two quilts are for two very special vets - my two uncles. One is 90 and one is 92 years of age and I am looking forward to presenting the quilts to them in person for Veteran's Day. The pictures were taken in bright sunlight so are a bit overexposed, but the colors are truer on the lower photos.
Another important and fun project was a footprint quilt for the K-1 class at the grandchildren's academy. They have their big gala auction in a few weeks at the Reagan Library. The little ones were so much fun to work with as they made their blocks.
One last bit of October sewing was a late request for a mallard duck costume. The head would typically be green, but the green scarf gives a suggestion of a green head. Right?
Halloween was crazy here with a Dodger World Series game on and the kids heading out for trick or treating. We had a total of four little ones in one group come to the door. Now.... we have lots of leftover candy. Oh well. Someone has to deal with it.
Our son showed up in a great costume. It was hysterical when he flung those two extra legs around.
These are three of the little Ghostbusters that fit into the costumes I made for them.
Tonight is the night to turn the clocks back an hour. Check out this fabulous clock that I picked up on our trip for my sewing studio. I love it!
Linking up with Quilt Fabrication and Freemotion by the River.