This month was a "choose your own" mini to make. My choice, with Halloween, was to make Soma's (of Whims and Fancies) Witch's Hat paper pieced pattern. Soma's detail to her designs is impeccable.
I always enjoyed doing dot to dot designs as a child and thought I would do the same on the cute background fabric, using the sewing machine. It was definitely more challenging than with a pencil and more difficult to erase my mistakes. lol
Our Sewing With Friends group is making table runners/toppers to swap this year. Although this is a fall fabric with leaves and nuts, I do think it could also be used as a winter runner. I found the pattern online somewhere, but I can't seem to locate it again. That's the story of my life.
When we were back in Iowa, my cousin sent us home with a large bag of apples from their orchard to eat on the way home. There were too many to eat so I prepped them and made apple pie filling to freeze. I ended up with seven pie fillings. We ate one and froze six. The one we ate was delicious. I wish we could grow good baking apples here.
The weekend was spent making a Rapunzel costume with my grand daughter. I will share a photo of it when I can get one of her in it. She is a perfect Rapunzel with blonde hair below her waist. It turned out great and she loved it. Our youngest grandbaby is going to be a bag of popcorn. I loved this photo our daughter texted me It looks like he is not quite sure about all of this.
Meanwhile, I have to share pictures of a Corn Hole game that our children gave me for my birthday. It is fabulous and has details that are way over the top. Our oldest son constructed it, but all participated in the process. The kids collected lots of wine corks - many coming from our sommelier son in law. All corks were cut in half!! Do I detect a quilt pattern in the arrangement??? The wood was stained a Bordeaux color - very appropriate, I thought.
|Not sure why the picture looks like a lopsided circle. It is actually very round.|
|I thought I had managed to get a shot with no glare so that must be a Halloween ghost I am seeing. ;-)|
He even included cup holders on the backside.....
….and even a special compartment for the bean bags.
We are serious Corn Hole players here!!!
It seems like we get fewer and fewer trick or treaters each year. I think we had six total - other than the grandchildren - last year. How about you?
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