Friday, October 7, 2011

Visiting family!

Well I'm gone from the beautiful Pacific NW for awhile to visit family. Our first stop is at the home of our son, daughter-in-law,and adorable Grandson. We are so used to our wonderful cool weather, that we're both HOT! I know I'm spoiled when the 80,s with a bit of humidity does me in. However, it's all worth it as you will see from my pictures!!!

Here is Caleb, the great Ninja warrior!

He wants to show Grandma and Grandpa how strong he is-able to lift his chair!!!

We have a visiting tradition, first day, a stop at Starbucks, a toy of his choice, and out to lunch. I think he's eating Grandpa's treat as well as his!

The toy of choice.

The SBA joins the fun!

Daddy made a super desert , see the cookie crumbs.

I wanted to add day 2, a trip to the Botanical Garden to see a Safari Shoe and explore the scarecrow trail, but guess what???! I'm too tired!
Thanks for joining me!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Town

Several years ago-probably 15 at least- my sister and I found these little Halloween houses in a Christmas shop well after Christmas. We each bought one and that was the beginning of my collection. The houses and accessories belong to a series called "Creepy Hollow." They stopped making the series probably 5 years ago. I have many of the oldest houses. In fact, most of my collection are the older houses. It's quite a project to set it up each year , but the SBA considers it quite an engineering project!! He is a huge help, He hides all the electric cords under the moss. Each year we try to improve the looks and this year we found sheet moss at Michael's. It was much better than the big clumps of moss we used in the past.

This is a view from the left end. Notice the cemetery up on the hill.

This is a view of the whole village-well almost!

Here's the right side. Notice the little witch with the pumpkin.

This is how it looks at night with all the lights on.

It is built on a piece of plywood on top of an old dry sink.

Of course, after being a teacher for 30 years,I had to have the "Little Dead School House."

Fun details

This is the witches' house called "Witches Cove."

Again, I love the details.

This is Drearydale Manor.

Check your broom here!

Now that's a garden!
Thanks for taking a look at this blog, I do appreciate it very much!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Halloween Revelry all finished!

Not much going on here, just a quiet week-end. The SBA didn't feel well due to the pneumonia shot he got on Fri.-even had a fever last night! At least I got Halloween Revelry all finished. It will be framed when we get to our families home. I'm not sure how many more Halloween stitches I'll do for my Grandson-what if he is not the Halloween lover that his Grandma is??!! We'll just have to see. I am looking forward to shopping at a few of the cross stitch shops that I'll be visiting on this trip. Many of you have heard me whine about the lack of shops in the Seattle area!! Absolutely none on my side of Puget sound! I know there will be at lest 3 that I'll be visiting.

Ready for stretching and framing. Sorry the colors aren't quite right.

Love those cats! Looks like they are having fun!

The chart had such great detail. I love those little owls down in the corners and the orange and black border. The color is really off on this one.
Hope everyone has a great first week in my favorite month, October!