Hi there. I just had to get another post in this week, even if it isn't sewing related. I hope you all are having a splendid week. Mine is flying by, but I am enjoying my fall decorations and the rather dramatic change in the weather we have had. I thought I would just take a minute and post about what is happening around the house and so on, since I haven't had a nice visit with you all in awhile.
You can see I am enjoying my fireplace from the photo above. I didn't do my usual over the top mantel this fall but have lots of candles and fall quilts about for the autumnal vibe. Notice the candle on the right. It is a Luminara candle, which has an artificial flame--great when you display a candle in a hard to reach spot. These candles were invented at Disneyland, honest to goodness, and look so real you wouldn't know it wasn't burning. It is on a timer and comes on every night at 5:00 and stays lighted until it turns itself off at !0:00. How cool is that? They cost just over $30, and operate on D size batteries. Best artificial candle I have ever seen.
The tv is on, and I have to tell you that I discovered a tv show called Code Black, a hospital drama set in LA and starring Marcia Gay Harden. It is gripping, I tell you! Exciting stories and good acting. I am really binge watching it. It is in it's second season this year, so I am catching up on the 18 episodes from 2015.
This past weekend I made Copy Cat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones, which you see above. Click on the link to the recipe from Damn Delicous. They don't photograph all that great, but I am telling you, they are delicious (damn delicious lol). They have two glazes, one plain and the second pumpkin spice flavored. Not dry scones at all, but lovely and cakey. You do have to eat them all the day you make them though. They do not keep well what so ever.
So, my husband and I have been invited to a wedding this coming weekend. It was sort of a last minute invitation, but I am excited to go all the same. My dilemma is, what on earth to wear? I have three garment bags with very fancy outfits I have worn over the past mumble mumble years. Decades of dresses, all quite lovely in their time. However, when I pulled them out to see if I had anything appropriate to wear to a fall wedding in 2016, I was shocked at how dated everything looked. Most of the garments still fit, which seems a miracle, but the styles were all so passé' Big padded shoulders, sequins, boxy shaped jackets. It was tragic I tell you.
Seriously. You can't go out in that sort of get up nowadays. So, I have nothing to wear. People don't dress up like they used to and my current wardrobe consists of pants, flat shoes and sweaters. I do not even own a dress that I could wear. Not anything wedding appropriate. I am wondering if I wear some very nice black cigarette trousers, a fancy top, great high heels and some very good jewelry if I can get away with it.
Here is a cheery Halloween vignette I have in my living room. I am enjoying my little Halloween quilt from last year. As far as current projects go, I am nearly done getting the borders on my Halloween Bounce quilt and with any luck will show you a picture in my next post. Gracious, that quilt was border intensive.
Oh, and the last bit of news. Someone awarded me a Best Blogger award! Who knew, I am one of 100 best quilt blogs. If you go to this link: http://blog.feedspot.com/quilt
Would you believe I will have been blogging for 10 years come this February? I have had a feeling that interest in blogs is down a lot from what it used to be. I know I don't get as many comments as I used to, which I admit, I miss. I blog because I like to write and share my quilting experiences and other life events. If anyone out there appreciates or enjoys what I post, that is enough for me. I have never been interested in doing sponsored posts or trying promote anything other than patterns, designers, products etc, that I actually love and use. I am definitely not in it for any perks other than the lovely responses I get from you nice readers. As always, it has been nice chatting with you!