Thursday, November 01, 2007

Did we all have a safe and Happy Halloween? We had three celebrations this past week. They were all fun, safe and brimming with way too much candy. Have you seen the cute packs of candy corn called "Harvest Seeds" with a Bible verse on them? The kids had a great time and now I have to start taking down the Halloween decorations and putting up the few Thanksgiving ones I have. My kids had very interesting ideas when they drew their faces on the pumpkins this year. I don't know how Rene' managed to carve all the jagged edges on Hailey's and to keep the two tiny teeth on the top of the mouth on Gentry's. I usually have cute faces on mine, but the kids had a different view than I did this year.

Look what I did. I dabbled into making my very first "inchies". I was going for a Christmas feel. They are so little that I'm not sure what exactly I'll do with them. Normally, I'm not really into embellishing things, but I started to have fun while working on these. I have more to work on, but ran out of time yesterday. I'll get back to you once I have some more done.

Surprise, surprise! Look what had wandered out right next to the sidewalk of a busy street near my house. Isn't it sweet? There isn't that much of a wooded area right there and from the size of it I would guess there must be a mommy and daddy around too, but I can't hardly imagine it. Two sides are surrounded by busy streets, the other two sides by a large elementary school and housing neighborhoods. The sad part is that there is a big sign saying that it is going to be a new park soon... bye-bye trees and bye-bye Bambi.

Saw the deer on the way to Davies Plantation. There is going to be the 5th Annual Quilt Show there this weekend, lots of quilts and other old time trades. Our guild has a booth there and I went to help set up a bit. They asked for quilts to display and I sent in two. I'm not up for entering them into judged contests or anything... but just for display, okay I guess I can be brave enough for that. I took pics of them while I was there and proceeded to ask about the numbers pinned to them. I was told they are used for voting. Yes, it is contest after all! Well, I couldn't very well do anything about it this point. I already feel insecure about my work anyway, having no one vote for me and not winning anything.. yeah, that'll really help! Oh well, life will go on. LOL!

As for tonight, I'm going to give a whirl at making my first apron and some more pot-holders to sell at the show. I'll be sure to post pics when I'm done.


Jan said...

Love your inchies--they are so sweet and tiny!! Have fun at the quilt show!

Linda said...

I've got to ask Kimberly, what's an inches? I must live with my head in the sand I think. Cute photo of the deer, shame about the park. Have fun at the quilt show and try not to stress over being judged.

Bren said...

Your inchies are sweet. I can't wait to see your apron. Do you use a special batting for the pot holders? I wondered about that.