Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hello October!

October!  Hooray!! It's finally October!  My favorite month by far!!  You, too?

I spent all morning putting away my Back to School stuff, and putting out my Halloween decor! 

It's like seeing old friends, each time I pull out favorite things from Halloweens long also...when my boys were little and October was so magical and fun!  

Hocus Pocus, The Halloween Tree, The Worst Witch and The Great Pumpkin have all been on the player in my sewing room for days now!!

This October will be extra special, as our first grandchild will be born any day!! This little man will be born in the same month as his Daddy, my younger son Anthony!  So very many reasons for October to stay a most beloved month!!

Our local quilt guild had a summer challenge where we were given a page from one of those A Block A Day calendars.  We could make whatever we wanted using that block.  One option was to make the block in red, white and blue colors to be made into Quilts of Honor for our Veterans, so this was that block!

I also made four other blocks in fall fabrics, fussy cutting the centers, which I made into a table runner for my dear sister, Sally, who lives nearby.

She loves toile and I found a cool fall toile to use for the background and backing!!!

I also forgot to show you this cute Zebra quilt I made and finished the night before the baby shower we gave my dear DIL, Leah!

It was super fun to make!  Love using all those greys and blues for our little man on his way!! 

Well, gotta close for now, so I can shower and get ready for a lecture and trunk show by Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably that I'm going to tonight!! 

Yogi wants to know if you are excited about October, too!?! 


  1. I just love, Love, LOVE October!!!! It is my favorite month of the year, also. I love the color change of the trees, the smell of fireplaces and the yumminess of my first hot cocoa of the season as I sip it from a favorite mug...cold hands wrapped around its warmth!

  2. Great decorations Polly! October is fun and colorful! I am actually going to enjoy fall this year since I have moved from Florida and will actually see the leaves change color and enjoy cooler weather than Florida. I do love that zebra quilt...he is so cute as is Yogi!

  3. I love October, too. Your decorations are lovely and the zebra quilt is so sweet. Enjoy your evening!

  4. You were really busy and as always I love what you've made!
    October is not my most favorite month because it's getting colder and darker and at the end of the month the clock will be adjust from summertime to wintertime ... I totally hate it when it's getting darker even earlier. So sorry, Yogi, I like September a bit better and summer is the best:-)

  5. Meeting Kaffe and Brandon and attending a lecture must be WONDERFUL!

    Unfortunately, we really don't have fall in Florida. It does start to cool down - today was 90 I think - but the beautiful colors are completely absent. I still enjoy the season as the humidity is down too. Your kitchen is beautifully decorated!

  6. Oct. is a great month--my DH and only DGD were born in this month (MAN, I miss my DH!!). Love all your adorable decorations (think I have the kit for the cute pumpkin table runner) and that zebra quilt--Oh GOSH, how CUTE!!!

  7. Oct. is a great month--my DH and only DGD were born in this month (MAN, I miss my DH!!). Love all your adorable decorations (think I have the kit for the cute pumpkin table runner) and that zebra quilt--Oh GOSH, how CUTE!!!

  8. I would love to see a Real Fall... It's always nice to see the trees changing colours and the falling leaves you have at your place...we don't have that in Australia..
    You have sew many wonderful Halloween decorations in your home.
    Sweet the little zebra quilt..
    Loving October this year Yogi as it is our triennial quilt hanging next week.
    Lacy says Hi 🐾🐾 Yogi.

  9. I enjoyed seeing your fall displays. Very creative.

  10. I love all your fall decorations. They are gorgeous!! That sweet Zebra quilt is just amazing!! I really love the colours.

  11. Oh Cute. Yogi is so adorable.
    Are you going to the class at The quilters Studio? That should be fun.
    I would go, but life is busy and different.
    Have fun, take massive amounts of photos

  12. Yogi is so cute. Is she a Bushion?

  13. You certainly are festive for October! Everything looks so inviting! Congrats on the new grand baby! I hope the meeting with Kaffe and Brandon were everything you were hoping for and more!


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