The Pumpkins Are Coming!
I emailed the local farm market on Saturday to find out if their pumpkins were harvested and for sale yet and learned that indeed they were! This is the place I drove out to TWICE last year because they have such a great selection of unusual varieties of pumpkins at decent prices. I ALMOST drove out there today--this place is a bit outside town into the country and about a half hour drive--but I opted to wait until Wednesday when Gran can join me. I can hardly wait!
I didn't so much mind not going today because I had another excursion planned: The Roseville Fall Antique Fair. The weather was a little sprinkly off and on, but it was warm and the sprinkles really didn't last more than a minute or two.
I think the only thing I purchased that wasn't actually NEW was a box of old glass Christmas ornaments. I have a small "collection" of smaller ones, so I decided to add these to the mix. And see that red urn? Couldn't pass that up either. There's kind of a funny story that goes with it.
As the woman was wrapping up the urn for me, I told her the first thing my husband was going to say was, "Why did you buy an URN? Whose ashes are you going to put in it?!" And I would then tell him, of course, that I was planning to put HIS ashes in the urn. I could tell the woman was slightly shocked. When I got home and pulled out the urn, Hubby said, "Why did you buy an URN? Were you planning to put my ashes in it?!" Now how well do I know him? And sadly he knows me too well too--I never got to use the punch line because he beat me to it!
I think I mentioned that I'd bought a styrofoam head at the thrift store a week or so ago, didn't I? I finally got around to doing a little papier mache on her--or him? Now it needs to dry, and I'm sure the nose will take a couple days, because it's pretty built out.
After I cleaned house on Saturday, I decided to set the kitchen table for Halloween--yes, I know I'm early but that's okay. I bought the plates at the Hundred Dollar Store--they're made of a plastic and are very inexpensive but look great; in fact, I saw them in a magazine the other day.
The plastic pumpkin and ghost are only temporary table guests--soon they too will become papier mache creations!
Finally, I thought I'd show you what I've been working on quilt-wise. It doesn't all fit in the photo very well, but I've gotten the center blocks set and sewn together for the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along. I still have to add borders, but I'm planning to keep them fairly simple. I hope to get a better photo to share once the top is completed.
Another fun weekend has come to an end, but I have a pumpkin collecting excursion to look forward to in a couple days. I hope you've had a wonderful weekend too and are enjoying the beginning of fall!