Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Some of everything...

Howdy Folks! Yes, I'm still alive and living in California. We've had 3 Open Houses and 5 private showings of our house now, and nobody has offered anything.  We did okay at our 2 rummage sales, but only just okay... still have lots of stuff to get rid of.

We had a ball at Halloween!  Lots of folks told us they'd miss us (if we ever sell). They have enjoyed, over the years, our Hogwarts Greenhouse and all the plants.  Our neighbor across the street brought over their Friendly Cactus so I could see that it had grown A LOT.  Here's a picture of them.

The Trick or Treaters come in all sizes, and they all got plants if they wanted them.

(That's me in the chair explaining something about the plant - probably a Cork Oak Tree. )

Above is Harry Potter (played by my hubby) holding the Sorting Hat.... he did that all night. Some kids even came back to get a second reading.  One of the teenage girls across the street WANTED to be in Slitherin... she got her wish.
 Below is the abstract art that decorates our bathrooms during the Fall.

And I have gotten some time to sew lately. I've given up playing the games on the computer... lots of found time there. They are red, white and blue... the white looks a bit grey here, but it is white prints on white fabric. (Pattern is a freebie paper piecing pattern from Aunt Reen's Place.  Thanks to you Aunt Reen!) It's a really easy paper piecing pattern.
And a close up. I think I'll put a white strip between the rows. It'll save me from the bunchy joins. (I hate when I get the bunchy joins - don't you?)

I've been enjoying reading your blogs. (Love getting away from the incessant cleaning!)



  1. Halloween at your house is an event each year. I'm sure they will miss you and your hubby. Oh my. Cool hats.
    Perfect sharp points on those paper pieced blocks! I hope to do some paper pieced string blocks this week. Shades of brown.

  2. At least people are scheduling appts to see the house. When we were trying to sell our house in Tulsa, we only got 5 showings in about 5 months, and we had an open house almost every Sunday afternoon. So hard to keep it clean with 2 dogs and 2 young boys.

  3. If I ever make it to the States in October I'm inviting myself to your place for Halloween. It looks like an absolute blast.

    Best part of this post? seeing a picture of you at last!

  4. Oh gosh - good luck with selling your house. Sounds like it's tough! The Halloween pics are great :)

    Love the paper pieced hexies - what a great way to do them!

  5. Great Halloween photos. Love your hexies.

  6. Now that is the first time I have known anyone in America refer to a second hand sale as a rummage sale. That's what we always called them when growing up and they were always in some sort of hall,usually a church hall or community hall.


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