Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater


Isn't he cute??? Last week I attended The Philly Modern Quilt Guild meeting where one activity was a pin cushion swap. I made this little guy out of scraps from my Bye-Bye Boogie Man Quilt. In keeping with the fall like weather we had a few weeks ago I was inspired to make a pumpkin pin cushion fussy cutting one segment with a pumpkin face. Black embroidery thread was used to hand sew a spider web closing on the bottom. He was so cute that it saddened me to have to give him away. I guess I will have to make another one to keep. I'm not too upset though... I got an adorable lady bug in return. Sue Morrison from The Village Quilter located in Mt. Holly, NJ made the cute little 'bugger'.

The weather however has turned nasty and ugly over the past week. Muggy, hot, depressing are just a few words I can think of... OH... oppressive... that's a good word! I don't do well in this type of weather. I melt. Living on the lake and near the ocean I am sure doesn't help the situation. All my mail is limp when I take it out of the box, envelopes unsealed. Magazine pages fold over your fingers as you turn the pages. I washed a cotton table cloth the other day, removing it from the dryer before completely dry so as to iron it more easily. I draped it over a chair to finish drying overnight and went to bed. The next day around lunch time I grabbed it to throw over the table... and it was still damp!!! I couldn't put it on an antique wooden table while still wet. UGH!!

I moved in to this house on October 19th last year. I remember the beautiful fall leaves littering my lawn a few short weeks after I arrived. This year the leaves have already begun to fall... and they are not pretty at all!! Large, dark brown, almost black crinkled up leaves. One major lesson I learned  from last year is to rake up the leaves every weekend. So many leaves fall that if you decide to be lazy and wait until they have all fallen, you will get lost in the pile!!! 

I guess with the ugly weather and nasty looking leaves it's no wonder I'm in a foul mood that I just can't seem to shake. Gee... not that the trial has anything to do with it :-)

Keep plodding through life!! It can only get better!!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Deb! hope to see you Saturday, shoot me an email, I can't find your email address... thanks doll! - V