I have recently ran into several readers that wondered if I was still doing my blog....which was nice to be missed. Answer.....Yes, just haven't been doing a good job with it. It would be extremely encouraging to hear from some of you that enjoy these epistles. You all know I have a "migraine life".....so really you don't want to hear from me, when I am not doing well. That is part of my problem with writing, I can't be very authentic when I am barely functioning, so I struggle with that. I don't do well at faking things, which is probably a good thing. Any way it was nice to hear that some had missed my little corner of the world. I will try and do better. I think I have said that before....me bad!
I got rid of my Halloween decorations several years ago, divided it up between my girls. They could enjoy all the stuff with all the grandkiddos. So I have pumpkins and turkeys instead. I really do like fall, just don't like what comes after.....SNOW & ICE.....ick! I want to move to Arizona every winter. :) really!!!
Here is a cute pumpkin coaster I knitted....have a pair of them very cute and fast project. One of my previous neighbors from La Porte City, wrote a darling book of knitted coasters. I have been having a lot of fun doing some of them.
|Milk glass pumpkin under glass.|
I love old books.....here are a couple of them from my collection.
I love Mr. Scarecrow sitting on his bale of straw.....
My Grandma T. did beautiful ceramic work....this piece is darling. I love the lit up faces!
This bale of straw came from the Thresher's Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa many years ago. They had a small machine there that made these small bales. I have used it to decorate for fall every year since. So fun!
Do you want to see how they make these? straw bale
A machine embroidered mini quilt.
|By the back door|
Oh those fall colors!
I found this little gem a few months ago at a sidewalk sale for 90% off. I guess nobody thought it was worth the $2-3 I paid for it.....I thought it was gorgeous and have been carrying "my stuff" around in it.
This is my kind of pumpkin....no carving. I never liked doing that....now they have all these tools for you to use, probably would be a lot easier. But I still love this one, just plug it in! :)
I had these theme sweaters, that are out of style now, but I still hated to part with them....so I made some of them into pillows. I just rough cut them apart and then mark them on the wrong side where I want to stitch and run them through the serger to get the right size and stabilize the edges. Sew it all around with the sewing machine and I used the button closure to make my opening. Oh, and I made it the same size as a pillow I already had. So I can take it off easily to change them out.
Isn't she cute?