Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Soggy Saturday

The weather here today couldn't be yuckier ~  is that even a word?  It's cold, rainy, windy.  A nasty nor'easter.  And . . .  here's the yuckiest part . . . we're supposed to get wet snow later this evening.  SNOW??!!!  We don't snow around here in October.  It's not going to be much. A couple inches that's probably not going to stick to the roads, and will be gone by tomorrow mid-day.  But still, snow!?

I've decided to "hunker" down here in the house and get some projects done.  That's the best thing about a cold, rainy Saturday, right?

I'm going to sew the binding onto another one of these:

I bought this silly, cutesy Halloween fabric a few years ago and never did anything with it.  I decided the other night I'd make a couple little quilted tablerunners using it.  

Silly Halloween on one side, pretty autumnal print on the other.

I may sit down and do some more stitching on this:

I started this cross stitch project . . . gosh . . . it's been so long ago, I don't even remember.  
I bet it's been 14 or 15 years ago.

Think I may need to add some more floss stitches to his beard.  Looks a little thin.

I'm gonna bake a batch of Halloweeny cupcakes using all this:

I'm sure I've mentioned in past posts how I like using cake mixes, and adding extra ingredients to them for my cakes and cupcakes.  It's so much easier, and the cakes turn out great every time.  I have a great book that gives tons of ideas and recipes for using mixes.  

Using those Oreo cookies and Junior Mints candies, I'll be making a special bunch of cupcakes for a very special young lady who is celebrating her 21st birthday Sunday, although her birthday is actually Halloween.  How cool is that to have a Halloween b'day?!  I don't want to share too much about them, because she reads my blog and I don't want to spoil the surprise.  
So, you're just going to have to wait til tomorrow, Shannon! ;o)

 Another project I plan to tackle, will need these items:

Again, I can't divulge my plain for these because they're to be made into a little special something for that Birthday Girl, Shannon.  I'll be sure to share what all that up there becomes, and the cutesy cupcakes in a later post.

My favorite Halloween movies will be watched, most likely with a huge bowl of popcorn.  
I'm not a gory movie person at all.  I like the cutesy, kiddie Halloween movies.

Another movie I used to just love, but it's never on TV anymore, and I've yet to find it on DVD is the The Halloween Tree.  It's a cartoon made from the Ray Bradbury book. I really like The Nightmare Before Christmas too, but we don't have that on DVD. We had a VHS copy, but no more VCR's in the house.

A few other movies I might try to get in this weekend:

The Others ~ ghosts.  Van Helsing ~ vampires.  They're appropriate for Halloween.  And I can get a dose of the gorgeous Hugh Jackman.  And, yeesss, I'm getting the itch to watch some Christmas flicks.  

I will be perusing through this fabulous magazine. 

 I have to blame another blogger, Michael from Inspired by Charm, for tempting me to fall of the wagon.  By "falling off the wagon" I'm referring to my constant addiction battle with magazines.  Especially the SIP's ~ Special Interest Publications.   I will say, though, I think it's probably one of BH&G's best Christmas Ideas edition in years.  Every page is filled with the greatest show-and-tell pics, eye candy, project ideas.  A couple popular and well-known home dec/design bloggers are featured as well.  It was well worth me caving into temptation to grab it up.

By the way, have you all visited Michael's blog?  Oh, it's fabulous!  He's fabulous!
If you haven't visited him at
Inspired by Charm,
 you should pop over there when you're done here.

I think another "have-to" for today will be a big pot of steaming hot soup.  I'm thinking maybe a creamy, cheesy potato soup with some warm homemade cornbread.  
Hope you all have a fun, and spooktacular, weekend!

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yep, sounds like the perfect weather to stay inside and work on projects. Just cold and windy here. We had the rain last night. Going to check out that blog.

CAS said...

Just popped in after reading your nice comments on my blog posting. Well, you had me as a new follower when I first glimpsed all the pretty colors of your table runners, then you double-whammied me with the cupcakes & all the extra goodies that you are putting in them. So thank you for giving me the opportunity to stop by your blog, become a follower & get me all revved up for the day.
:) CAS

Oh, now I'm seeing "Pumpkin Swirl Brownies" ......oh dear!

Girlie Blogger said...

Boo to bad weather!
Don't you just love the holidays? So many cute decorations.

Kerin said...

Looks like the perfect day to stay inside and be creative and couch out and watch movies :)
Looking forward to seeing your finished surprise present and cupcakes. You always do the nicest things!
We've had cold weather here, but thankfully plenty of sunshine.
We made clam chowder last night... I think there are enough left-overs that I won't have to cook tonight.
Have a fun weekend!

All That Glitters said...

You have such a fun blog! I coming to your house for some treats!

Happy new follower!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I've been hearing great things about that magazine, Carla. I think I'm going to be picking one up myself! I can't believe it snowed on Long Island today. If I was still there you know my knickers would have been in a twist! : ) We had sun and a few drops of rain {while the sun was out} in Ohio.

Hopemore Studio said...

Brilliant double sided table runner!

Don't we all have at least one cross stitch project half finished somewhere?? I know I do!!

Keep busy, stay warm, and enjoy your flicks I think you have a nice collection there :-)


Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

WOW! I'm worn out just reading all of your projects for this weekend! I knew there was a good reason for snowy winters--lots actually. I'm just redoing my autumn wreath--that's enough. I had a Christmas stocking that took me 14 years to needlepoint for our youngest son. I got it finished on a challenge from our oldest son.
Love your blog and all the fall happenings here. I feel immersed in the season.
Thank you for your visit. May your celebration tomorrow be blessed!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow it just doesn't seem like there should be snow yet!! Sounds like you have a lot planned for today! Glad I discovered your blog!!

Melissa Miller said...

Carla you had a great sounding weekend. Did you make the potato cheese soup? Post that recipe if you get a chance. It sounds wonderful. You will like the easy peasy chicken soup as well.

Happy Halloween! ~Melissa :)

marie said...

Great post Carla...full of a bunch of wonderful ideas and tips. Thaks for sharing it all. I hope you had a fun weekend and were able to fit in all you planned to do!

Carol said...

Thanks a bunch for stopping by and leaving a comment! Great table runner! Have a Happy Halloween!


PS~ I'm following you now. : )

Designs By Pinky said...

HI Carla! So nice to meet you!!!I read your profile and I think we are neighbors!!!! I live very near Newark, De. Wgere in De. are you???? I may e-mail you as I have a question. Now, we did get snow on Sat. In fact we went to a wedding up on 202 and left in the snow at 10:30 AM and came home in sleet and snow:( You are a talented woman! The runner is beautiful. Wish I could see your table more. Have a great week and I will go visit the blog you recommended too! XO, Pinky

Suzy said...

Hi Carla. That soup sounds so yummy! I would love to have the recipe. I used to LOVE to cross stitch! I tried again a few months ago and was amazed that I could barely see the squares in the fabric anymore without really strong reading glasses. Oh the joys of getting older. lol

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