The weekends just go by too darn fast, don't they? Although I got a lot done this weekend, I was hoping to get a few more things done. Of course, Speck wasn't really on the list, but I just didn't want to pack it away, with all the separate little parts. So I finished the top.
I initially tried a different border fabric--an orange pumpkin--but it didn't look right, so I took it back off. I think this cream border is pretty boring, but I'm hoping that if I add something fun like a striped binding, it will dress it up a little.
On Friday night, I mentioned a Martha Stewart Halloween magazine I'd grabbed at JoAnn's and said that it looked a lot like the Halloween magazines of the last two years. Well, guess what? That's pretty much what it was! As it turned out, it was a special "best of" Halloween publication. It must have contained ideas from magazines I didn't have, though, because some of the ideas were new to me. I can hardly wait to decorate for Halloween, but it will have to wait until after the wedding.
I also said I'd show you the beans I bought at the farmers' market in hopes that someone would know what they are and how to cook them. Here's a photo of a pile of them . . .
And then a bit of a closer view . . .
And finally, I thought you might want to see what they look like inside . . .
I thought I'd open one and try them raw, and I didn't think they tasted that great. If I don't cook them, though, I'm only out 82 cents, but I'm curious. Does anyone know what they are and how to cook them?
I've heard from some of you who have been struggling to leave comments because of that darn word verification thing. I'm sorry I have to have that on, but everytime I try taking it off, I get a bunch of spam. Why do advertisers think that method of advertising is of any benefit whatsoever? It just makes it difficult for everyone. If ever you want to contact me, please just click on my profile and then click on the email link and email me directly.
Sadly the weekend is over and it's back to work tomorrow. Sometimes I wish I worked just two days and had five days off!