(At least on the blog. It would have been more effective if I'd posted on the first of October. C'est la vie.)
It's been a long, busy week ... and more of the same is promised over the next two weeks! But there's been happy, fun things, too. We kicked it off with one last "in the water" boat ride with Joc and her family. The little girls so enjoy it, which makes my heart very happy!
The only trouble with boating on a Sunday afternoon/evening is that it makes for a long night (I know, cry me a river, right?) on a work night. But it's worth it!
The week was filled with long days of prepping for our annual meeting. One more week of that and then the actual meeting itself the following week. And then an extended long weekend!
Friday finally came and the weather cooled off significantly, so I made some Buttery Pumpkin Pie Fudge to kick off my favorite month of all things pumpkin. It's a Paula Deen recipe and it's very tasty, made enough to share with some of my favorite people, and made a pretty decent breakfast appetizer . . .
With a cup of pumpkin spice tea, of course. (Of course!)
Friday afternoon, I met my parents and we hightailed it off to Taft, Tennessee, home to Lyon Family Farms and a fun pumpkin patch. There we met Joc, Ellie and Evey and headed in for a fabulous afternoon!
What fun to walk around the farm with four generations of family! It really is a treat having my folks here. We had such a blast . . . and we all came home with pumpkins, from the "you pick 'em" hayride. No shock there, right??
Speaking of family, Joc sent me this pic earlier in the week. You've heard of bats in the belfry, right?
What about cats in the [dollhouse] garret? Ha! Last week I joked about linking up Todd's catfish to Feline Friday. No joke today!
Saturday afforded me some time in the Nook. I played around with these hexies for a bit . . .
I have thoughts about them but I haven't settled on anything concrete. I also started and finished this darling little stacked wool Christmas tree.
It's prettier than the photo shows. It was a kit from Primitive Gatherings, but it came sans pattern. Have I ever mentioned I get by with a little help from my friends? In this case, it was friend Janet who came to my rescue -- she lent me a copy of the book that has the pattern (and sent some sweet gifties as well), so I could finish it up. One of the gifties was a couple of darling pumpkin prints . . .
I definitely need to use these in an upcoming fall project!!
I also have made good progress on the wool Santa . . .
I'm very pleased with him. I just need to re-cut the stars, blanket stitch them, and attach to the hat. That will be my slow stitching for today and two ornaments finished this weekend. Whoohoo! I was rather tickled with myself to discover I already have a very similar Santa ornament in tin:
I guess I have a thing for crescent moon Santas??
So my stash took a bit of a turn, thanks to pumpkin goodness, this week:
But as I said, I already have a project in mind for it, so it should be right back out in the next couple of weeks!
Linking up the stash report to Patchwork Times, and the slooooow Sunday stitching to Kathy's Quilts. And that's it for me today -- y'all enjoy a sweet Sunday!