A Little of This and A Little of That. . .

Sunday, October 3, 2010

October has blew in with wild abandon. We had several 100°+ days this week, but the nights have been very cool~Autumn is upon us. We decided to head to our favorite day spot for one final harrah before the holidays and chilly weather set in. Oldest son decided not to join us, there was hunting to be done. The cold waters of Butte Creek didn't stop the kids from doing some body surfing, I remember doing that when I was there age. Too cold for me now.
I settled for being the photographer. Butte Meadows holds so many memories for me, honestly there is no place I love to visit more. I spent summers here as a kid, met my husband here, turned 21 in one of the local establishments, cut our Christmas tree each year; well the list goes on.
Look at the water, it's really moving. I was a little scared to let the kids play, but John gave me one of those "we used to do it" looks~what's a mom to do. . . I still love to climb from rock to rock and walk the fallen trees.
A little sewing too. My baby is 100 miles away being serviced; so I've been using my little Janome. This little hexy needle holder is one of the projects I finished this weekend. I love the Farmdale print by Alexander Henry.Used a soft wool for the inside. Also, took a trip to my favorite bead store to pick a few apples for pin toppers. I love making fun pins for my cushions!I've also decided to follow along with Amy and cut into my Flea Market Fancy to make a quilt for myself. I've cut half the prints, 21 remain~the reds, pinks, yellows and golds. I'm tired of cutting I want to sew!
Here's my plan, all drawn up. I can't wait to see it come together.

Happy October everyone!


  1. What a beautiful place to spend the day! I love having a little sanctuary like that, where you can go and relax and reminisce. What a fun little hand sewing project to work on while your sewing machine is away! Aren't those fun to make? I made a few for gifts. How lucky you are to have all those beautiful FMF prints! They are so rare and coveted these days. I'm sure your project will be just gorgeous (as usual). Enjoy Autumn!

  2. Oh what a beautiful place! I will have to visit there one day, love the out doors! Love the hexagon project too. Of course can't wait to see the FMF quilt! So what does your oldest son hunt? My guys are avid deer hunters! But we eat the meat they aren't thropy hunters :)

  3. Dorrie, I only got your yahoo mail today 10/9..I never check that mailbox. I am sending out those patterns today priority. Hope that is okay? I e-mailed you at home, but it got returned twice. I FM you too, but I didn't know how often you check that.

  4. Oh! Your quilt is going to be absolutely wonderful. It's hard to cut up but well worth it! Your hexies are darling too! xo Pam in Chico


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