I'm sitting here at our dining room table with a bowl of tootsie rolls, waiting for the next wave of trick or treaters. Glenn has taken Hope out to get goodies. The last time I saw them, they'd hooked up with a group of kids and their parents. One of the parents is Glenn's best friend. And he has a red wagon full of beer for the dads. Who knows when I'll see them next. Here is a picture of Hope, our southern belle this year:
I've been wanting to write here all week but when the time comes, I find that I'm too exhausted to even think about writing something coherent or worthwhile. That whole working thing gets in the way of stuff, ya know.
All of the good stuff happens on the weekend ('cause, let's face it, you don't want to hear what happened today at the middle school. Really you don't.) We had another great fall weekend last week. I had a long time wish fulfilled when my friend Heather, a professional photographer, took our family photos. I've been wanting professional family photos with her since I worked with her years ago, but there was always some reason we had to put it off. But, when she offered fall sessions this month, there wasn't a reason not to! That whole working thing sometimes helps with stuff too. Our session was at a beautiful farm park in Maryland, complete with horses and other livestock. I don't have the photos from Heather yet, but here is a snapshot that I took on the walk into the farm:
The rest of the weekend was lots of fall crafting and other cozy activities. I recently realised that the single thing that makes me feel happy about a weekend is whether or not I crafted. It shouldn't be a revelation to anyone who knows me, but (as usual??) I'm the last one to get it.
The main project this weekend was the Halloween banner that you see in the first photo. It is a pinterest-inspired project, from this etsy productt that I found:
I cut the triangles out of leftover dropcloths that I had from my living room curtains. I swear, those were just about the best purchase I ever made -- I've used the extra fabric for pillow covers, a table runner, crafts, not to mention the curtains. I digress. The banner project. After I cut out the fabric, Hope was my painting partner. We did the lettering with a stencil from Michaels and the dots with a pencil eraser. I'm so in love with how it turned out.
I'm already planning my Christmas projects...maybe a matchbox diorama and fancy decorated cookies? I always look admiringly at pictures of sugar cookies with elaborate & detailed designs...I think that I'll try my hand at it this year.
Hope & Glenn are back now & I hear her in the living room counting her haul..."3 Milky Ways, 4 Reeses, 2 M&Ms...."