Saturday, October 28, 2006

To the Pumpkin Patch

We took a school field trip to the Layman Family Farm to visit the pumpkins, run through the corn maze, and play in their corn box! The kids had a great time.
Their corn maze is 10 acres large, with scarecrows hidden and directing the way once you are inside. Our little guys only completed on corner, finding scarecrows #1-5, but they had a wonderful time.
The corn box is like a sand box, only instead of sand, it is full of kernals or corn. The kids has so much fun digging and covering each other up. When we got back to school, they had corn in their shoes, socks, undies, and pretty much everywhere else! But, none went up noses or in ears, Thank you, Lord!!
Here are a few more pics of DD.
This is a picture of DD running through a mini version of the corn maze, looking for a pal.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Welcome to Our Patch!

Be proud of me, my friends. For I have accomplished something that I had not suspected that I would...I completed an UFO, and it was for me!
Here is a picture of my latest project. It was a lot of fun to do, and allowed me flex my artistic muscles and play around a little bit.
The pumpkins are made of lots of tiny scraps of fabric, backed with fusible webbing, and placed in pumpkin shapes.
I am enjoying my "off week" from my master's studies, and am wondering what made me start something that takes away all of my quilting time! This project only took me about 4 evenings to finish (I started the minute after I turned in my final projects online), and it now hangs happily beside our front door, at least until December :) LOL!
For anyone interested, this is the cover project from October 2006 issue of Quilter's World. The full-sized pattern is online at

Thursday, October 05, 2006

It's a Girl!

I have a lovely niece! Charlotte Anne was born on Thursday at about 12:45 p.m. Thank you, Father, she is healthy and beautiful and blonde!!