Monday, November 3, 2014

Goodbye October

 My first attempt at making a garden flag.  I appliqued the curly "J" on the fabric with the sewing machine and put rocks in the bottom to help keep the flag straight in windy weather.  Everything worked well, except the black fabric "J" was faded in just a few days by the sun.  I fixed that by painting the "J" with some acrylic paint that I had on hand.  Worked like a charm! 


Baby Jake's pumpkin was put to good use in his family's Fall display.

These lilies bloomed really late this year.

I finished the Papa Jack Quilt.

Loads of pumpkins.

A pumpkin topiary designed by my hubby.

Baby Eli playing the piano.

My hubby brought me these beautiful mums and pumpkins.

I did a lot of Fall cleaning.  You can get a good amount of work done in only 20 minutes a day.  I loosely followed Flylady's zones.  Each week before work I worked in a different room of the house doing some detail cleaning.  The biggest problem in our house is dust.  Its everywhere.  I have to vacuum, dust and dustmop constantly to stay on top of it.  Thinking ahead to the holidays is much less stressful for me when I have the housework under control.

I love this time of year and look forward to November, and the winter. 


Rhonda said...

nice to hear from you Debbie- beautiful photos!

Tori Leslie said...

Great photos! Looks like you had a wonderful October. Happy November!

Little Penpen said...

You have some beautiful photo's in this post!! You are getting pretty professional with that camera!! Your flag is cute. I didn't make one, but I sure do have a hard time keeping mine straight on the stand. Beautiful fall season around your house!

Auntie M said...

Loved all the pics. When the blooms on the mums fade, if you will put them in the ground, they will bloom next year.
And, if you pinch them back a couple of times and feed them, they will grow much larger. This particular color is my very favorite!!!

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