Saturday, October 29, 2011

Aren't these just the sweetest (literally) little acorns you've ever seen!!  Debbie Powell had her quilt club here yesterday and came in with an acorn plate full of these yummy little acorn treats.  How simple to make too! 
All you need are mini Nutter Butter cookies, Hershey kiss (I prefer dark chocolate, of course), chocolate chip pieces and a little chocolate frosting for your glue.  Put it all together and you too can have a plate of acorns to share over the holidays. 
My oldest son Paul celebrated his 33rd birthday this month.  Happy birthday to Paul! 
The girls came over one afternoon to make a Halloween cake.  They did some mixing (took turns!)....... 
and some tasting.......... 
and some more tasting (because their Daddy lets them do that they informed me after I told them it was dangerous because of the eggs and all that!)............... 
and some decorating................... 
and wa-lah.......a beautifully sprinkled Halloween cake!  They took the cake home to share with their Mommy and Daddy!!!
I got my Calendar Girls quilt back from a quilt shop in Florida only in time to send it to another shop in Georgia.  I haven't had this quilt in my possession for very long but did take a quick picture to share with those of you that are working on the Calendar Girl patterns.  It's nice sometimes to see something all put together.  Hope you're all moving along with your stitching. 
The girls had a run at their school on Friday.  It was a fundraiser for the school and depending on how many laps they ran, they got donations.  Raleigh ran 15 laps in 25 minutes.  Good job!
And little Joshua slept through the entire event!
Reagan ran 16 laps.  Another good job!!
The leaves are finally turning here.....beautiful shades of red, orange, yellow......
I do believe Fall is my most favorite time of the year. 
The winter Camelias are in full delicate and unexpected this time of year.

We're having cold, rainy weather here in the south............perfect time for a cup of hot tea and a little stitching time.....................enjoy your weekend.

Monday, October 24, 2011

I was reminded this weekend that I needed to update my blog to show that I had three grandchildren now.  Here's the reason.........................
Little Joshua Paul is now seven weeks old.  He looks so much like his Daddy did when he was a baby. 
So I will update my blog today because I am so lucky to have three beautiful grandchildren!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A day at the farm..........

This post is just about the girls and time with Mina and Poppy.  Since I was so busy preparing for the barn sale, I felt I had neglected the girls.  So Poppy took the day off work and we grabbed the girls first thing this morning and headed to one of their favorite destinations in the fall.........Hillridge Farms in Youngsville, NC. 
The goats were waiting for a little food to be dropped their way.  They are so comical to watch.  A couple of them got into a fight over the food trough. 
Raleigh was buried up to her neck in corn kernels literally. 
Waiting on the train to take off.....two tired little girls. 
I love this red building located on the property.  I think I would like to have it in my backyard!! 
Little Ms. photogenic Raleigh 
These guys had a little attitude......they were just squawking away. 
Finally, the pumpkins........ 
Regan was trying to find the largest pumpkin and Raleigh wanted the smallest pumpkin.  On the way to the car Raleigh was crying and I didn't know why.  She said Reagan told her the pumpkin she picked out was too small to carve.  Reagan informed her that she needed to pick a larger pumpkin if she wanted to carve anything in it.  I was trying to tell her that she could do stars and moons or something fun like that and she cried louder.  I dropped the subject.  Oh the woes of a five year old!!

Hope you all enjoy the wonderful fall weather and go pick your own pumpkins to decorate................

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

More Barn Sale........

Just a few more pics to share........

This is the yummy candy we had in our booth that my friend Lynn made.  I have to say it was the most talked about "thing" in the show.  As promised, here's the recipe.


16 ounces Vanilla Candy Coating (white chocolate bits)
1 / 2 cup smooth peanut butter
1-1 / 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
l cup cocoa flavored crispy rice cereal (Cocoa Krispies)
l cup mini marshmallows

In top of a double boiler, melt candy coating over hot
water (I microwave mine....just do it about 20 seconds
at a time and don't overmicrowave it) Stir peanut butter
into melted white chocolate. Stir in peanuts, cereal and
marshmallows....just long enough to coat everything. Drop
by rounded teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper and let
candy harden. Store in airtight container. Makes about
7 dozen.

Thanks for such a yummy treat Lynn!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Barn Sale Fun!

OK, the barn sale is here.  We had a line at the door and I was trying to hold them back as the vendors added the finishing touches on their booths!!!  Hurry up guys, I can't hold them much longer.................... 
We had wonderful home made refreshments all weekend.....cookies, cupcakes, candies, breads, lots of yummy treates to keep our customers happy. 
And everywhere you looked fall was in the air.  And thankfully the temperatures dropped and the humidity went away.  It was the perfect weather for a fall festival. 
A little Halloween here and there...... 
Beautiful quilts.......... 
And more beautiful quilts.  Look at the backdrop behind this booth.   
And of course, candy corn! 
Lisa and her daughter working the cash registers.  We had some very long lines most of Saturday and apologize for that but also thank you for being patient.  I know they were working as fast as they could and truly appreciate you hanging in there with us.  We're working on maybe more cash registers for next year.  Yes, there will be a next year! 
Sue is so excited to get one of all the new recipe cards!  She was so nervous they would all get gone before she could get them.  Funny girl Sue!!  Thanks so much for loving the cards. 
The pictures don't do the barn justice.  It was the perfect setting for the sale. 
Lots of people milling around with lots of great things to see. 
Ken Hardee had some great gourds. 
Nancy (Lisa's Mom) worked on hand quilting a quilt all weekend and was willing to show anyone how to quilt.  I do believe they got it finished by the end of Saturday.  Debbie Powell (local quilt instructor) looks on as Nancy quilts.  Debbie brought so many beautiful quilts to the barn. 
More Halloween............ 
There was a huge variety of product throughout the barn.  I was so busy helping customers that I didn't get to take pictures so a friend took over that job for me.  We have lots more which I'll try and post later.  This at least gives you an idea of what the barn was all about. 
Time to get ready for Christmas.............. 
This sweet gal wins the prize for coming the farthest to the barn sale............all the way from California.  Thanks for visiting Bridgid.  It was so nice to meet you in person.  Safe travels and maybe we'll see you next year!

To everyone that attended and participated in the Barn Sale, a big huge thank you from Lisa Treadaway and myself.  We truly appreciate each and every one of you and your support.  We took a vote after the sale yesterday and we're going to do it again next year.  We have a few things to tweak but all in all, things went great and everyone had a great time, customers and vendors alike.  So stay tuned for details on next years dates.