All in all, it has been a terrific birthday week with kids and grandkids popping in and out as well as many friends and family sending good wishes. I am so blessed.
We spent the weekend with our son and DIL who live a couple of hours away. They live in the wine country so it is always fun to see the wonderful fall colors in the vineyards at this time of the year. Harvest is well under way and we watched one truck delivering the picked grapes for processing. Machinery always fascinates me so I was intrigued at all of the workings there. Our son works in the industry so it was great to get the inside story about how this all becomes wine in the end.
There is a large migratory area near them for the Monarch butterflies. They tend to arrive around this time so many are being spotted around town.
My creative side has been busy this week with Halloween. Have you ever made a football costume? I'll share a picture when I get the little one in it. I hope it works as planned.
I finally finished the stitching for the Christmas stocking. All I have left now is to make it into the stocking. One down and one to go before Christmas.
Have you ever given thought to how many scissors you own? Thearica asked that question on her blog. I remember my mother hiding her sewing scissors from us when we were growing up. My dad did a lot of traveling and he would bring her the beautiful Swiss and German scissors. Now I understand why she hid them!! I have scissors EVERYWHERE and decided to get a rough estimate.
|Kitchen and office scissors.|
|Pinking shears, embroidery, dress shears, buttonhole scissors and all else found in my sewing area.|
That is a total of 45 and I didn't count the thread nippers or the ones in the garage. LOL
Go ahead.....I dare you to count how many you have. Once you do, post a picture of them and you could win a nice pair of Gingher scissors on Thearica's blog sponsored by Ken's Sewing Center.