Wednesday, October 27

The weatherman told us last night that this is a record low pressure system that has decided to grace us with its presence in the Midwest. Here's to blowing around in fifty mile an hour winds and better hair days tomorrow. . .

Now, we typically don't have any creepy, crawly things moving around our house but last night I noticed this little fellow (aka: salamander) moving as fast a he could to get to warmer cover for the winter. Poor Darci won't be working outside in her flower bed for a long period of time after her "hee-bee-jee-bee" dance just seeing the picture of our new little friend.


And when all was said and done after hurricane life day number one I woke up to snow.
Guess only in October can we go from wearing shorts and t-shirts to grabbing the winter parkas.



October in our family is a busy time of celebration as we celebrate six birthdays!!!
We decided to all go bowling in our grand celebration and had such a wonderful time. Neither of us gals are skilled bowlers and tend to make good entertainment for those around us. One of the cutest moments of the day was the little girl next to our lane who attempted to get her ball to the pins. She dropped it a bit early and while it spun by her feet decided to give it a kick to get it to where it needed to go. . .I guess when all else fails, just kick it!

We spent some time yesterday with Phyllis antiquing a bit. All three gals have got bit by the old dish bug and all had a lot of fun looking for finds to go with their collections.


We've also been adding to our sample collection. The lap quilt above was designed by Darci and used almost a whole charm pack of origins by Basic Grey. It's being loaded on the long arm as we blog. Can't wait to share the finished product when it comes off!!! (The colors are just what we need on a day like today)

We've also blown into the direction creating candle mats.
The one above is out of the newest book by Bareroots and is all hand embroidered.

Two lovely and very quick mats featuring embroidery and wool/wool felt applique.




We got in some great new patterns this week, and one of the new patterns featured a new technique for assembling projects with charm squares. The technique is a bit tedious but does really save some time. Both Darci and Phyllis hand quilted a project and Lacey got the bug too. Hopefully the show and tell will be camera ready real soon!!

Here's to curling up with a cozy warm blanket on the couch reading a good article or book, eating something yummy, doing a little quilting or watching a good movie.


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