The weather is cooling here. Last weekend was beautiful. We had gone to the kids soccer games, and then the girls came back here so that their Daddy could help Geeps with bringing some furniture here that had been moved out of the cabin. It was too nice to be inside, so I took a couple of big blankets and spread them out on the cool grass beneath the shade of the sycamore trees. I brought out some of my vintage toys, and a tea set. Hannah set the table for us, and we sipped tea. The girls spread out the toys, and I laid there next to them snapping pictures. Listening to their imaginations soar, and their little girl giggles, filled this Gramma's heart.
I did a walkabout in the grove yesterday morning. We are going to have a nice orange crop. They are large this year.
I left them since we are close to Halloween. Wonder what it was?
Yesterday I spent the majority of the day in my sewing room. Both sewing, and cleaning. First I made some Fall pillows, using placemats from Walmart. A few years ago, I made some leaf pillows with placemats I had also gotten there. These were tapestry placemats, for 1.96 each. I got one of the pumpkins, and one of the owl. I used a piece of fabric that I already had for the backs.
I stuffed them with fiberfill, which is much cheaper than using a pillow form. I buy my fiberfill in the big box from Joann's. Always using a 40 to 50% off coupon. It goes a long way, and I can make a lot of things with it. I put these pillows on my living room sofa.
I brought this pretty wreath home from the cabin and hung it on a post by my front door.
I did pop into my favorite thrift this morning. Looking for more sweaters for pumpkins. No luck there. But I did find this beautiful, large glazed piece of pottery.
The label says it is from London.
So, October is here. The days are shorter. The evenings are cooling off substantially. I added another blanket to our bed even. The chickens are all molting. Here is Blue, looking mighty scruffy!
Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer is back. Scented candles fill the air of our house. Comfort foods are being made. I made a delicious pot roast the other day, that we feasted on for three days! I made a huge pot of pinto beans, that I then mashed into refried beans.
My new glazed pottery would have been perfect for this!!! I made tostadas for dinner one night.
Can you believe I didn't have a single ripe avocado either? I refuse to buy them! Then I made a bunch of bean and cheese burritos for the boys to grab and go.
I have a loaf of good bread torn into pieces on cookie sheets, drying out to make stuffing this weekend. I think I will buy a turkey breast to cook. I always get a hankering for that well before Thanksgiving. And then hot turkey sandwiches with mashed potatoes and gravy, served open faced. Oh yes! It is going to be a good weekend!
Happy October Ya'll