Here it is, the completed wall hanging called "Sing a Song of Halloween."
I'm happy to have finished it and it's now up for sale in my Etsy shop, Jolly Ruby. I think it's rather cute and would be great in a home with small children as it's not tooooo scary for them! I think Halloween should be all about fun and not so gruesome and super frightening--unless you're a teenager and then it should be all about zombies and vampires! Yeah, I remember those days!
I got the Fall table runner pinned but was too tired to begin quilting it and am I glad!
I was just going to do simple quilting but today I've changed my mind. I follow Lori Kennedy's blog, The Inbox Jaunt and today she posted a tutorial on doing a Japanese Lantern design. I've been doodling it with paper and pencil and I think I've got this one! It will be perfect in some of the long strips in the center blocks of this runner. I'll find something else for the borders--maybe Lori has another design I can put in the borders. I love her work and I'm so grateful that she posts all these tutorials so we readers can work on improving our machine quilting skills.
Before I begin on Lily's skirt--I know, I know1 I have to finish it so it can go out in the mail tomorrow!--I have 4 plants that have to go into the ground TODAY! I got them 2 days ago and instead of planting them on Sunday when it was 75 degrees and sunny, I've procrastinated until today when it's 48 degrees with a predicted high of 58! What was I thinking!
I also have to run a couple of errands and then it's into the sewing room.
Last thing. Don and I went to the movies last night (a rare occurrence for my stay-at-home husband) to see "The Martian." O! M! G! It was SOOO good!!!! I've been a Matt Damon fan since "Good Will Hunting" and absolutely loved him in "The Martian." If you haven't seen this movie, I highly recommend it. Don enjoyed it so much he said he'd like to go more often so maybe there's hope yet!
Have a wonderful day no matter what you're plans are.