Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween

It must be here. We have a foot of snow on the ground. Denver is usually so nice, but it seems that Halloween has traditionally brought snow. I remember those days of trudging thru it all with the boys to get their treats. It was always fun though, as we went with a couple other families and made a night of it all. It even got better when one of the gals bought a mini van and had a TV in it!! Man was that heaven. We would just drive from street to street in the heated car and wait for the kids. Can you say dis-connected!!!! The kids were older and much appreciated the fact that we were not hanging around them anyway. :-)

We took a little family vacation last week. Stepped off the plane in our shorts and flip flops to snow. Yikes, what a shock to the system. We took a cruise around the Hawaiian Islands and it was so hot in Honolulu last Saturday night that I couldn't bring myself to put my jeans on before we left. I sure did wish I had when we landed in Denver the next morning.

This is the last little Halloween project I have to share for this year. Another one of Angies Bits and Pieces projects. Since I have managed to "play" away the month of October, I need to get busy with my Christmas projects. Oh yeah, another year that I was going to have them done by July and it didn't happen. Any one else have a track record like mine???? Maybe next year we need to all get together in some kind of forum and inspire each other to actually stick to our game plan!! Let me think on this and see what we can make happen. Please post a comment if you would be interested in something like this, and any ideas you would have on making it work.

For now Happy Halloween.

Friday, October 16, 2009

It's almost that time of year again!

And my new favorite pattern is???? This was in a magazine on the newsstand recently and I ended up using it not only for a swap table runner, but also one for me. What a big difference in the color schemes. It's not too late, consider making one of these little charms for yourself, and be sure to post photos so I can see too!

Happy Haunting!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fall Tablerunner swap

Another great table runner was found in my mailbox from Becky in South Dakota. Our Quilted Table group is so much fun. Besides the great monthly runners we can make for ourselves, we swap 4 times a year with other members. This swap was a little different, in that we sent our favorite fabrics to our swap partners and they created something with them. Becky had no idea that the Bear Paw is my absolute all time favorite. How great is that! Along with the runner she sent along a bag of Chocolate candy that looks like corn and a bag of Chocolate River Rock candy. Am I in heaven or what!!! If your not a member of our Quilted Table Yahoo group, check us out. (The link in on the side bar) We have such a good time. The monthly runners are all freebie online patterns and we just stitch them up and post photos. It's really fun to see everyone's different takes on the patterns. Then of course there are, our great swaps. Just too much fun to miss out on.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Up up and away

I've been down to Albuquerque New Mexico for the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. It's a yearly event for me. Coupling the color spectacular in the sky with some quality time with my dear friend Laura, what could be better. 43 years is the number we came up with for the time we have known each other. Scary isn't it??? At least for Laura who has had to tolerate me for that long! LOL. What are friends for though right!

The weather was good for the most part this time. Sunday's final mass ascention didn't happen because of the wind, but the rest of the time I was there, was just beautiful. Thursday there was some winds that came up and caused a little chaos for a friend of my son's who had a balloon. He had a little incident that landed him on the Today's show and the front page of the newspaper, but all was well, and his balloon was back in the sky the next day.

Special shape balloons are my favorite, so I am posting a few for you to see. It's all truly spectacular though.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I have actually kept to my word this week. Here it is Oct 3 and I have finished up this month, of my block of the month quilt. Yeah haw!!! This is such a beautiful quilt, that I am glad I put the work in, on it. It would be a shame to have this end up as a PIGS project! (Project in Grocery Sack) Next month is a set of Flying Geese, then December is another round of pieced blocks (and those are already pieced) and it will be done. I can hardly wait to see the completed top.

Hope you all find time to realize your dreams in the week to come!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October already--Really

The calendar says Oct 1. Already? Does that mean that we really only have a few more weeks until the holidays are in full swing?? I need to get busy and get on my Christmas projects. Where did this year go?

After the mind boggling, piecing I have been doing the past few weeks, I really needed a fun, fast and very easy project to do. I found the perfect answer this week, in this little gem. It again brought me back to those days of past, when I would dress up and sing that silly little song myself. Apparently I wasn't the only one who drove everyone nuts with it. When I saw this pattern on Angies Bits and Pieces I knew that it was a must. I used some of my precious hand dyes, that I have a horrible time cutting into also. I have no idea just why I think I can't use them. It isn't like I can't dye more, but just seeing them all nicely displayed in my quiltng room, brings such joy to me. Eye Candy, that is so much better for you that the candy we sung that goofy song about. Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat! My little project this week, doesn't even require an added trip to the dentist. What could be better. I know I keep bragging about Angies site, but I just can't get enough of her great designs. I hope I live long enough to sew them all out! Thanks Angie for a great blast to the past!