It is the last Sunday of the month, and Autumn arrived this week with beautifully cool days. The garden is winding down, but I am still harvesting a lot of tomatoes! This was a couple of days worth, with lots of little cherry tomatoes and another Cherokee purple.
The hydrangea is covered in dark pink/green blooms as is usual for it in the fall. Here and there are lighter color ones, but most are the darker ones.
I have one beautiful lavendar one that has been blooming for over a week now. It is a lovely pure lavendar color, the ones I like best.
My little dahlias bloomed this week. Two lovely red blooms are a bright spot in a garden winding down.
Cooler temperatures this week made this impatiens happy, and it bloomed profusely.
We have our annual Halloween costume party back on the agenda for the end of October. I’ve had the idea for My Sweet Babboo and I to do for two years. This month, I made the final element for it, a pinafore for me. I won’t say what we are dressing up to be right now, but I’ll share what we did after the party.
Speaking of Halloween, if anyone is doing a Harry Potter theme, I want to sell my Altered Books for Potions and Spells. Shoot me an email if you are interested in having these for your grands (or yourself) to use this year either as a costume prop or a home decoration. Both books $25 plus media mail shipping.
This week I was thrilled to discover that my sewing machine cover pattern was selected by All Free Sewing to be part of their National Sewing Month Promotion! See the list of projects for Sewing Machine Covers on their website.
In the craft room, I enjoy a bit of painting from time to time, and is so much fun to hide painted rocks around town. It is even more fun when the person that finds them posts on the group page. I have been a bit busy lately with the fair, and getting a head start on Autumn Jubilee, so I haven’t had a great deal of time to paint. But I did get a few done with a fall theme. These have leaf stickers decoupaged on, then sealed with clear spray gloss varnish.
You have to have a few with a Halloween theme. These are in progress, needing their final gloss coats. They all have a note on the back to keep or re-hide, and where to post a picture. I’ll hide them around town in October.
Oliver has been around almost daily, but he has so many acorns on the ground he hasn’t been begging for sandwiches. He is a bit skinnier than he was this time last year. I am happy to see him as we have had a couple of hawks in the area looking to make a meal of small animals.
I’ve been very busy with projects for Autumn Jubilee this past week, and I’ll be showing you those over the month of October. I have a fabulous line-up and I cannot wait to begin!! The event is so big this year, it will start on Wednesday with the announcements of the prizes and review of the event. Plan some sewing time in October, and you’ll have lots of new things to play with for my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, and my favorite season.
So, more football games to enjoy today, and finishing up a bit of handwork. What are your plans for the day?