The Jack-O-Lantern over the basement mantle is the first I made right before we left MN. So...when we get back in May, our house there will still have a touch of fall.
One thing I learned while making these 2, was to make sure the book has between 200 to 250 pages. Also (a must) have a glass filled with iced water just in case you burn yourself with the hot glue, like I did.
I created a little crafting/sewing space down in our basement...nothing fancy at all, but good enough to create.
I'm organizing this area as I go...so...I have a long ways to go!
I started sewing a jelly roll quilt top and needed to see how it was coming along (pattern wise). I didn't want to spread it out on the floor because then our kitties and dog would be all over it...not good!
So I came up with an idea (right on the spot) to hang my work in progress on the wall.
I used these damage-free hanging strips with Velcro, and
attached it to the back of clothespins, and
onto the wall.
I started out with 2 clothespins and then added a third one as I added more strips to the quilt top.
I think this will work for the meantime, but I'm thinking of maybe putting up a pretty curtain rod with cafe curtain clips instead...that's an even better idea!
It's absolutely gorgeous right now with all of the changing colors in nature!
It was a rather busy month and wanted to take it all in...no facebook, blogging, tweeting, or instagram. Lots of reading, having company/entertaining, trying out new recipes, sewing, and even shopping at an outlet store (I'm not big on shopping or crowds); and most importantly enjoying my morning coffee out in the patio and not in front of the computer.
Earlier this month Hubby help me hang 2 new window basket planters to the windows up front of the house, and...
I just simply stuffed them with some colorful mums.
Sorry for the blurry picture...I really need new glasses!!!
I think it just adds a little bit more charm to the very plain front of the house.
Next year I will try to talk Hubby into putting up window shutters to both windows...hehehe...and I already have in mind what to plant for next spring/summer!!!
Yup!!! That's me...a Dish-A-Holic and proud of it!!!
While out and about during my weekend garage sale shopping, I found this beautiful Pyrex bowl set for $5.00! No chips, nicks or cracks...in excellent condition and just perfect for our summer home kitchen.
Maybe with the upcoming fall season, I'll spend more time in the kitchen cooking and baking!
I'm so glad that you came to visit!! DH and I have been married for 26 years. Hubby and I are now retired and enjoying life. We winter in Sun City, AZ, & spend summers in Golden Valley, MN. This blog will chronicle our adventures (& misadventures)as a retired couple. We have 2 spoiled and devilish KittyKats, & Jack - the most adorable perfect Chihuahua ever!!!!