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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween 2013

This is the first pumpkin I've carved in YEARS.

It's it amazing how the smell of a fresh cut pumpkin can bring back a multitude of memories. Give me a fresh apple and the smell of burning leaves and I'm in heaven.  Good for the soul!

I carved this pumpkin for a contest - at the last minute - on a lark.  Didn't give any thought to what to name my entry.  So when they asked me what to call it, I just said the first thing that popped into my head: Arachnophobia!

Most of the other entries had already been on display for 3.5 days, so they'd had plenty of time to collect votes.  Mine was on display for less than 2.5 hours.  So I was VERY  surprised when Arachnophobia took Second Place!  All proceeds went to charity, but I have a nice little trophy and a coupon to McD's for my effort.

Being a dietitian who dislikes fast food - I find that VERY SCARY! LOL

Happy Halloween! 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Back to Quilting & Crafting

I haven't posted in a long time, but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy.  One year ago, my Sweetie and I decided it was time to sell both of our homes, buy one together and plan a wedding.  Pictured is our new home, and we were married a few days ago.  
Even our scarecrows dressed for the occasion!  After this picture was taken, I hung wedding bells from the tree.  They looked lovely, until it started raining.  LOL
I have a very talented and generous sister who made the flower arrangements for the altar/head table, bouquets, boutonnieres, table favors and even wraps for the bridesmaids.

With the help of a friend, I did the flowers for the wedding cake (not pictured) and the bird cage card box.
The entire day went off without a hitch.  We were surrounded by family and friends at the church and enjoyed a wonderful meal and music at the reception.  It was truly a dream come true!

As life gradually gets back to normal, you can look forward to more frequent blogs very soon! :)