Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Enjoying autumn

Hello friends! How are you on this lovely day? My kids are home, it's a teacher workshop day so they've been enjoying a four-day weekend. We've done lots of autumnal-type things. On Saturday we went to the Lafayette Apple Festival, which we look forward to every year. There's lots of apple food, rides, and tent after tent of crafters. But you know, the last couple of years the crafts have not impressed, and we can find better apple cider donuts elsewhere. The parking is awful and the kids complain about walking around so much. So this may have  been the last year for the Fest! We'll see.
The next day we went to a local pumpkin patch. Lots of pretty pumpkins and stuff to do.

I love the unusual colors and shapes!

Making a "corn angel"...don't ask!
You would not believe the amount of corn kernels in our car! Just saying!

The highlights, though, were the little barn kittens! We held the black one who immediately started purring and got all cozy in our arms. It was all I could do to keep from putting him in my pocket and taking him home!!

The gray one was really cute too. Mini Holbear and Will!

I have been doing some sewing, in-between all the fun. Max's quilt is coming along...

I still have five columns left to do but after that I'll trim it and possibly add a border, not sure about that yet. It's not in the pattern but we'll see. I got this polka-dot fabric way on sale from Desperate Quilters for the backing. And while I was there I picked up a gorgeous Bliss charm pack too.

I'm a little late on my October coffee quilt block, but I did get the fabrics picked out! Some are from Fig Tree's Breakfast at Tiffany's. Another beautiful line!

I've done a bit more fall decorating, here's just one update...I bought the shade, pumpkins and plate from Wal-Mart. Have you checked out their Better Homes and Gardens seasonal section yet? Great stuff!

Also, my dad sent me a gift card to Amazon for my birthday, and here's what I got!

Hey guess what? In a few weeks I'll be having my one-year blog anniversary! So stay tuned, I'm planning a fun little giveaway! OK, the kids and I are going to pick some apples, so I'm off!

♥ Jen


  1. reading your blog tonight has made me tired!!!
    but oh what fun you all are having--I would of loved to have made a corn angel too!!!
    Love how your quilt is coming along--I want some of that Bliss line--will order some next month for sure!!! Your decorating is coming right along--great for you!!!
    Hugs, Di

  2. Amelia had the same lengthy weekend. Back to school this morning. Sounds like you had awesome family together time! I love the quilt you are working on! What's the pattern?? And your Amazon purchases... great deal! I should add those to my own Christmas list. ;)

  3. What a fun place to visit with your family. I am planning to put that Farm Chicks book on my Christmas list. That is if I can resist the temptation to buy it sooner.


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