Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.
Whew! What a busy weekend. Saturday was the annual Walk To Defeat ALS in Kern County. My team was made up of family and friends and we all had a wonderful time. The Walk started around 9:00 with over 500 people in attendance. After lunch was served and devoured, we finally made it home around 1:30. The rest of the afternoon was spent with our DD#2 and SIL and then expanded to include my BIL & SIL. Soon after the rest of the family arrived and did the noise level ever increase - lol! DH barbecued tri-tip and we served it with Santa Maria style beans, french bread, and salad with little eclairs and cream puffs for dessert. I was totally exhausted by the time we were in bed at 9:30. Sunday was dog wash day and laundry day. I was glad to see Monday roll around so I could get back to some sewing and a bit of peace and quiet. How was your weekend?
LITTLE FACT OF THE DAY
I probably gave you facts on these oranges fruits last year but this time of year always brings pumpkins to mind. I just love pumpkin bread and pumpkin muffins and, especially, pumpkin pie! Here are some little facts about pumpkins:
* Pumpkins originated in Central America.
* The name pumpkin originated from "pepon" – the Greek word for "large melon."
* Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A.
* Pumpkins are fruit.
* Pumpkin flowers are edible.
* Eighty percent of the pumpkin supply in the United States is available in October.
* The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake.
* In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling.
* Colonists sliced off pumpkin tips; removed seeds and filled the insides with milk, spices and honey. This was baked in hot ashes and is the origin of pumpkin pie.
* Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.
* The largest "official" pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,340 pounds.
* Pumpkins are 90 percent water.
(okay, I don't know why Blogger kept changing the font and size on me - and I couldn't fix it either! FRUSTRATING!! )
I have already sent off this months Doll Quilt to my swap partner, Vickie, who lives in Utah. Hopefully she has received it by the time this post hits cyberspace.
The orange is so much brighter than this photo depicts. I found this foundation paper piece Witch pattern on Artisania, where you can find several wonderful free patterns. I then added the two borders from scrap Halloween fabric I had. Wouldn't you know, I forgot to measure the finished piece but I think it came out to around 14.5" X 16.5". The theme for October was "Spooky" so I think this fits.
I also made and sent out the blocks for this month's Let's Bee Together hostess, Sara.
And, of course, I through away the info before writing this post so I don't remember the name of the block. I do remember that Sara got the pattern from Eleanor Burn's Quilt In A Day. These were easy and fun blocks to make. The green is the background fabric and she has each of us using different contrasting colors so it will be interesting to see what her quilt will look like.
A little funny to brighten your day.......