Thursday, October 30, 2014

A "Real" Pumpkin Farm

Hi Friends! 

My favorite month of October is coming to an end.

A couple of weeks ago, the "hubs" and me jumped into our car and 

drove north an hour or so to  

I have a lot of photos to share with you, so I won't bore you with 

too many more words.  I think this place speaks for itself. 

What a fun time we had that day! 

This was my first time visiting a "real" pumpkin patch/farm, and 

I had to laugh when I remembered 

living in Las Vegas and how excited I would get 

when the dusty, vacant lot next to the shopping center set up a 

pumpkin patch.  

You'd be out there, breaking a sweat picking out a pumpkin

because the desert hot sun was still in the 80's! Lol

WOW...things have certainly changed and I'm loving it! 

Hope you had a fun and lovely October too! 

Thanks for dropping by, and

have a safe and Happy Halloween! 


Monday, October 6, 2014

Decorating for Autumn

Hi Friends! 

Have you started decorating for Autumn yet? 

This year, I just had to try using one of my crocheted doilies to decorate 

a pumpkin. 

I'm very happy with how this one turned out. 

I applied the doily simply using a glue stick around the edges because 

this pumpkin is real and won't last forever, so I should be able to salvage the 

crochet piece to use with something else later. 

Do you guys know this plant below? 

Chinese Lantern.

I never heard of these until I moved to Seattle, and now I look 

forward to them every fall.  

So much fun to decorate with! 

There's so many unusual pumpkins out there, and I 

loved these tiny orange ones.  Didn't take any time at all to 

crochet a decoration for this baby. 

I thought this was a very interesting one too and ties in the light 

pumpkins with the orange ones. 

Right now, I have some placed on our mantel.  The two little ones are not 

real but I wanted to give them as gifts. 

I still can't get enough of these moody blooms! 

A couple of weeks ago, we had some of our neighbors over for a BBQ and 

Stephanie brought me this lovely bouquet from her garden.  She placed them in 

a large Ball jar and tied a bow of crocheted lace around it.  Wonder how she 

knew I was crazy about crochet?  Hee hee. :-) 

I think those sweet friends will be the recipients of my little crocheted pumpkins! 

We have been blessed with some very lovely weather lately! 

Foggy, somewhat chilly mornings followed by afternoon sunshine. 

I spent some time yesterday cleaning and winterizing things on our deck and 

it feels so clean and nice to still be able to enjoy sitting out there. 

Hope you have a lovely week,