Well, temperatures dropped in my part of Texas today. It is now 56 degrees. The high today was near 80 so as you can see once again--"IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE WEATHER IN TEXAS-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------JUST WAIT A MINUTE.
As I sit here blogging, I can hear the wind howling and the wreath on the front door bumping. Rain did fall for a short time this evening before dark, so all all my plants got a much needed drink. I ran out onto the porches and put all my plants out into the rain and then put them back into their places after the rain. The electricity keeps popping on and off---
I love it when the seasons change and so does your mood. Kinda like God's way of keeping you motivated about living. Always something to look forward to. All the memories of days gone by come flooding into your mind triggered by the sights, smells, and feelings around you. Halloween was a real special time for us all as children. I lived in tiny town USA where I attende d 2 room school house. Halloween meant a carnival where we bobbed for apples, won tiny plastic prizes at a fish pond and were scared out of minds in the haunted house. I have walked our dirt streets "Trick or Treating" with my friends, unchaperoned. We knew everyone in town and they gave homemade goodies or storebought choc0late candy (I am sure that this and the fact that my dad owned the general store were the start of my weight problem.) Enough of this-------
My box of goodies from Quilter's Club came today. It includes the first of 3 issues of Easy Quilts by Fons and Porter. A charm pack of Madder Red's and a spool of thread from Connecting Threads., a DVD of Tips and discount coupons from some other companys. A pretty cool collection. I got a really good offer through the mail to join, it actually cost me only about $30. A year's subscription is worth that. Hey, just the programs are worth that and then I got a charm pack on top of that!! Hey I am happy~
My embroidery is still progressing. I have been searching the web for stitchery blogs. There are some fantastically talented people out there who must stitch constantly as they have produced some fantastic work. The heart pincushion you see here is my own design. Again, I stitch just as I quilt. I would rather do my own thing than follow directions and produce a duplicate of someone elses design. OR--maybe I am incapable of following directions. I think that might be the case. But whatever the case, I am what I am and I will continue to beat my own drum (so to speak). You cannot tell from this photo, but this pincushion is attached to a glass heart shaped dish that I found at a garage sale.
I did get my yard mowed today before the "norther" hit. Actually, I finished just before the rain. My DH and DS came home from a trip to West Texas where they were visiting their deer lease. They went to clean, put up feeders and stands, and generally get things ready for the year's hunt. I will never understand the love, but hey, maybe they don't understand my love for quilting and all it's aspects. To each his own, I always say.
I knew these hunters would be hungry when they got home--not really but eating fast food for days always makes them look forward to getting home, sssssssssoooooooo. I cooked. I am an "old fashioned", "country" cook. No gourmet here. I cooked turnip greens, cream peas with corn on the cob, Meatloaf patties with peppercorn gravy, and hot water cornbread. I was not going to fry hot water cornbread, but when DS came in and saw those turnip greens he started begging me. OKKK ----For those of you who do not know about hot water cornbread. It is cornmeal that is cooked by pouring boiling water into meal. Then patties are patted out and fried. The result is something soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. So delicious that you cannot eat just one and not two. Many, many, many--that is how many you eat. This is the reason I hate to cook them. I eat too many. This recipe came from my DMIL. She was a fantastic country cook. I think some people put baking powder in thier HWC, but not me. I mean you can, but you get a differnet product.