Sunday, October 25, 2009

Happy Haunting!

Here's a picture of my girls many years ago getting ready for a big night of Trick or Treats! Mine are the little green faced witch and the happy little clown in the big bow-tie. If only they could stay that little...

Friday, October 16, 2009

I'm not ready for this!

Ugh. It's only October 16th!

Monday, October 5, 2009

I am so excited!!

I just bought myself a very nice gift! I found a Janome Memory Craft 6500P on Ebay for a price that I just could not pass up!! After getting my wonderful hubby's blessing I hit the button and now she's MINE! :)

The best part is that the seller lives near me so I don't have to wait for shipping - I can go pick her up myself.

I can hardly sit still...

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fall Decorating inspired by Connie at Shady Creek Lane

I have been busy getting my fall decorating started. Autumn is my favorite season. It is beautiful this time of year in central New York. I was inspired by this post at Shady Creek Lane.

Sorry for the bad lighting in the picture - there are big windows on both sides of the table. I'm happy with how it turned out! I used a faux pumpkin and antiqued it to knock down the bright orange. Printed out "Welcome" on my computer and transferred the pattern to the pumpkin. I used a black paint pen to color in the letters. The berry spray and candle holder are from Hobby Lobby. The glass vases, candles, pebbles, little pumpkins and leaves are all from the dollar store. In all this pretty centerpiece cost me about $25. Not bad! The table topper is a lap quilt I made at a beginner quilting class last year. It fits my dining room table perfectly!

Here is a photo of me with my oldest daughter apple picking. I may be a little biased, but I think she's beautiful! :)