Here are our Jack-o-Lantern creations from last night - mine, Ned's, and Peter's. I scooped out the guts and Ryan contributed by helping the kids draw and cut. This is actually the first time I have carved a pumpkin in a few years and I think the ones that we bought from our pumpkin patch adventure must be a new variety. They were so easy to scoop and clean out! We did these three pumpkins in less than an hour and we would have been faster, but Ned's was from the grocery store and not so fun to clean out.
And we have a winner, generated by Random.org since you all guessed correctly - yes they are little Jedis! I guess that wasn't much of a guessing game, but it was still a giveaway. And our winner? it's MISSY. And what has she won? One of those little apple totes - I still have a few to finish (and I'm going to try really hard to sit down at the sewing machine sometime today - it's been a while) and the next one I finish will be hers. Missy - send me your address please.
Speaking of not sitting down to the sewing machine in a while - I want to thank those of you who are still reading, despite the lack of crafty in this so called crafty blog. I've been productive and busy lately, just in a different way. My days are full of being Peter's taxi to two pre-schools and therapy, entertaining, feeding, and loving two very energetic boys, getting a good grade in my Anatomy class, joining a dinner co-op (which has actually saved me time and $$$ - more on that next week), getting way behind on my blog reading, working for Sandi (which I am grateful for - I love Etsy as evidenced by the fact that my shop is still open, but the income was always so variable), celebrating a birthday (happy 34th Ryan! There was supposed to be a post about that, but it didn't happen.) and getting vein therapy (the endovenous ablation type). I had my second treatment yesterday and this one seems to hurt less than the last one, although I was more nervous for it - maybe because I knew what I was getting myself into or maybe beacause I had spent less time thinking about it and mentally preparing myself for it than I did for the first one. Either way, I still have two more and I'll have to get myself a little more calm for the other ones or the doctor might force me to take the drugs (they'll give you Xanax to help you relax, but I'm sort of the au natural girl - have I ever told you that I gave birth to my boys in the water, without drugs of any kind? yeah - drugs are just not my thing). Note to self - more mental preparation next time!
And to leave you, I'll give you a link to the project that I wanted to do this Halloween, but didn't get around to doing. Quixotic Pixels put together these free witch and vampire embroidery downloads - aren't they fabulous? A wall hanging or pillow would have been perfect - maybe next year.
Happy Halloween everyone!!