Friday, September 14, 2007

We’ve got our first freeze warning of the Fall season tonight. I’m going to cover my tomato plants. While I cannot avoid the inevitable, I’m hoping to put off the eminent cold weather for a while longer. Temps are supposed to rise a little after tonight.
The Garden Angel has been replaced with the ‘Knobby -kneed’ Scarecrow.
We’re enjoying my folks and plan on attending the High school Football game tonight. Eric’s called several times; wish he could be here.
The buggy is sliding into Fall in the front yard with the sign I made for it.
There are still lots of green, but the leaves are really beginning to turn.
Here is the quilt block I completed.
It’s the bird house square. I realized as I snapped the photo that I still have to add the legs of the crow. I always add them separately and it’s pretty tedious to keep them as a connected piece. The gourds are from my garden last year. Here are the long neck gourds growing this year.

Off to make a pot of coffee for my folks, and shuffle the cards for the card game.
Gratitudes:
1. Phone calls keeping Eric in touch.
2. Chelsey surviving a hand-spring gymnastic fall.
3. Ransom’s thumping tail on the hardwood floor when we walk the room.

18 comments:

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Ok, I am just going nuts over your Buggy... would that ever look good out in front of my house too!! tee hee...

Love the quilt block!!!

Juliann in WA said...

Have a wonderful visit with your folks and enjoy the coming season. Love you buggy and the new block for your quilt.

Joanne said...

I love your birdhouse square. So cute. I hope to finish up the shovel with the trumpet vine and crows tonight.
Enjoy your time with your folks.

Carole said...

I love the way you use props for your photographs. The block looks sweet! Enjoy your parent's company! Thanks for sharing!

Darlene said...

Love the new block!
Love your garden!
And the buggy is adorable!

Enjoy time with your parents!

Gail said...

I love the glimpses of your home and garden! Can't believe you already have a scarecrow up, its still in the mid 80s here and feels like the beginning of August, in a 'cool' year!

anne bebbington said...

Love the bird house block (even without the legs)

Carol said...

I LOVE your new block...and that buggy is just the best ever...if it's ever missing, hmmmmmm how did I get it to Florida?

Libby said...

Hope you have plenty of time to enjoy your parent's visit. Your garden is still looking great . . . I've promised myself to do a better job next year *s*

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Have a nice visit! We are having frost warnings here too and the flowers are starting to show the nip of cold in the air! If you have a big long distance phone bill - check out Skype on the internet!

Cheers!

Evelyn

atet said...

What a great birdhouse block -- and those fabric finds on your trip are fantastic! Glad you were able to enjoy the travel and that you have family close! Try and keep warm!

Marcie said...

Hi Mel, everything looks so pretty when I come to visit your blog! It really is turning to fall up there in the northland! I can tell because you change your decor! Very pretty everything!

Wendy said...

What a nice way to welcome visitors, the buggy is wonderful.

The birdhouse block is adorable.

Have a good time with your parents.

Barnyard Country Gifts said...

What a great blog to read and what an diversity of creativity. I will come back a lot.

Annemieke - The Netherlands

KCQuilter said...

Looks like wonderful times to me: family, stitching and the garden! You have an abundance of riches.

Karen said...

Love your garden and buggy!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I still love that buggy. It is the best ever!!! So cute! I also love your scarecrow. I wanna visit!!!

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ancient one said...

Your garden still looks so nice. I love the buggy too! Love the fall decorations. Love it all!!