Saturday, 31 October 2015

Long Time, no POST!!!

Happy Hallowe'en , everyone! I am disguised as the World's WORST Blogger tonight, wearing a large sparkly acid green and black sequined SPIDER on my jade green sweatshirt!  That otta fool them! The goodies are in two bowls at the front door and we await the little Trick or Treaters:-)

I have not blogged. I have not Fibre Arted. I HAVE photographed a LOT in between trips to the hospital with Mum who had a fall a couple of weeks ago (fortunately nothing broken!) and appointments for DH who has had more than his share of frustration lately. 'Nuff said. He has been quite miserable. Things begin to look up now- we HOPE! I have just been waiting and worrying or else trotting off to appointments.

I AM getting ready, ITCHY even,  to do some new work though. I am thinking in light of Christmas being so near and we HOPE to visit DD before that, that I will just make preparations and not actually start until the New Year. That way, I will have one fewer messes to clean up before Christmas.

Here are my Hallowe'en photos. I have not carved this pumpkin with the gorgeous handle. I am going to poke and slash it a little and hope that the squirrels will do the rest and I will then get GOOD pics for NEXT Hallowe'en!



Not very trad pumpkin photos but when was I trad??

I belong to a little Flickr group called  Macro Mondays and their theme this week is Shadows in keeping with Hallowe'en

My Catrina doll's "face" close up!
I HAVE been celebrating the beauty of Autumn too . It has actually been a pretty colourful fall here.





Before anyone asks and in case you did not know- Goldenrod galls! Aren't they beautiful!


There you are. A smattering. If you are interested in seeing more try ...
carolynn.mcmillan@yahoo.com. That is my Flickr site. There are LOTS of REAL photographers posting on Flickr. Check out some of the people who have commented on my pics. Some are AMAZING!!! I think that when Tuesday comes, I will post this to the needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com despite the lack of needle OR thread just to show that I am still in the land of the living.

I wish you all the happiest of Hallowe'ens and hope it was all treats and only fun tricks! 

Monday, 12 October 2015

Happy Thanksgiving- slightly past tense

Greetings to all of my kind readers. I wanted to wish you all a VERY Happy Thanksgiving, 2015. Despite the prevalence of so many sad and horrific stories in the world these days, there is MUCH to be thankful for in each of our lives. I, personally , am blessed with good health, a wonderful family, a BEAUTIFUL young Grandboy (coming up to 20 months) . My Mum is joining us for supper tonight . She is 95 and really quite well - although shaky on her feet and a little forgetful. I am very thankkful and LUCKY to still have my Mum!

Here is beautiful Indian Corn which will decorate our Thanksgiving Table


One wish for you all is a table that always welcomes friends and family and that always has enough good food  on it.
Euonymus Alata
And I hope that there is beauty in your lives and that you spend time actively seeking, enjoying and sharing it!

Sumac

Monkshood or Aconitum Napellus

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Stay well and enjoy the lovely Autumn colours and weather. And...


                                                   DON'T FORGET TO VOTE !


I am now going to post this to the needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com Sorry you could not have had my good wishes yesterday but they are equally sincerely wished today! Happy Thanksgiving just past!