Saturday, December 8, 2018

Yikes! Where did November go?

I can't believe I didn't post during the whole month of November?!? Where did that whole month go?!?
I can't post photos of things I've been working on these last few weeks, as they are gifts for friends and family for Christmas... but I can show you pix of our home decorated for Christmas!!

Our Family room, kitchen and morning room are all open to each other.  It's where we spend the most time!

We use what is supposed to be the traditional living room as our home office and the traditional dining room, as our library, both of which are open to the foyer.

We are missing our Yogi boy this year...allot.  He loved getting a new toy on Christmas morning.  This was him last year!

So what are you working on right now?  Busy making gifts?

Monday, October 29, 2018

Ready for Halloween?

I LOVE Halloween!  Do you?  Usually the week of Halloween is peak color for leaves up here in northern Virginia.  But this summer and fall was so weird and wet and warm, we are just now getting some color in our leaves! 

I decorate my home for Halloween by October 1st each year. 

Taking all my collected Halloweenie things out feels like seeing old friends again!

Many of my favorite things are dolls I made back when I had a crafting company in the 1980's-90's.

Most of the dolls were made into patterns which I sold back then through the Country Marketplace magazine. Do any of you older gals remember that magazine?

When we built this house five years ago, I downsized decor stuff by more than half!

I used to have four huge plastic tubs of Halloween decor.  Now I only have two!!

I did make eight new Halloween place mats this year...

and one new Halloween quilt!!

The collection is called Come Sit Spell!  Isn't it awesome?

I now have 14 Halloween quilts , and countless small wall and table sized ones!!

When our grandson Neal came for a visit a few weekends ago, he didn't seem to care much about the Halloween stuff sitting around.  He did like the one pumpkin that has different colored lights inside it, though! I think he really likes knowing how to turn things on and off and on and off and on...

This is our first Halloween in 17 years without our sweet Yogi.  We won't have to hold him back in the doorway when we give out candy this year.  This photo was taken last October... sniff...