over the years I have enjoyed decorating and carving pumpkins … I wasn’t going to get a pumpkin this year as we have plans to skip out on the tiny trickle of tricker treaters here in the neighborhood … just because
visiting The Cottage recently and seeing the array of pretty and unusual pumpkins … with names like Cinderella Pumpkin (wanted one of those too!!!) … I found them hard to resist … an Australian Blue Pumpkin kept calling my name … they are supposed to be good keepers and excellent eating also … if you click/double click for a closeup you’ll see the special coloring
thanks to Judy Post for the lovely flowers
look what my QB5 friend Linda sent me … I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to share this
fun to rip into the cool stitched bag…very carefully of course
I am finding it hard to get enough of these precious little girls … they are my absolute favorites along with the frill at the top and the glittered pumpkin … thank you so much Linda!
and an RAK from a sweet blog friend Charlotte
a wonderful all white and ghostly pumpkin ATC along with other special goodies … thank you Charlotte!
Lennie the fresh bay leaves you picked from your bush are drying and pretty as a picture in the process … thank you also for the magazines!
look at this goodie bag from Pat who has two ooglebloops blogs … she certainly is a treasure seeker…it seems Patti & Co Arts and Crafts is an Italian company and she rescued this bag just for me … I will be enjoying some of Pat’s special Lavender Syrup with a cup of green tea in that nifty foil defuser… how unique!
my cup runneth over with wonderful gifts and art mail of late … I feel very fortunate to know so many talented and generous people!
many many thanks to you all and …
*more thank you’s still to come*