Pumpkins, Primitive Stitching and More Paint

Sunday evening was spent "helping" Gracelyn carve her pumpkins. Her favorite words of the evening were"ooey-gooey" and "happy day" SHE did not mind sticking her hands in the pumpkins. Bath and five more readings of Put Me In The Zoo, after arguing for The Cat in The Hat and losing that argument, she was off to bed. Yesterday morning, I took the morning off from work to take Tyler and Logan to get their pumpkins. Loading them both in the car, when they INSIST on fastening themselves in takes forever! Where do they get the independent streak so early? Six pumpkins, two mini pumpkins, a bag of apples, two candy necklaces, chocolate candy, a gallon of milk, two stops, Logan telling everyone he is going to be Mario (no one else really understands him) and an argument with Tyler over how I was not going to buy him lottery tickets as he tries to grab just one little dollar for a ticket, we got home, brought all six pumpkins in to the basement and Tyler says "I am just going to watch, I don't want to put my hand in there" So, as they watched Tom and Jerry I carved their pumpkins. Nice morning though, we played in the leaves and went to the playground and played, not too many more days like that. Shelby and Shawnee stopped last night with Gracelyn and Kendall. Any day that you can hug all four of your grandchildren is a good day.

Shawnee has been busy stitching away for the Open House. Less than two weeks away, today is my day to make some step stake signs and get them placed around the community.

And I am still painting...the bottom of this is chalkboard paint.

And the black area on this one. I love using that paint. Makes the painting so much more functional.

I have not painted any of these for awhile. They used to sell really well for me. Hopefully they still do.


cwa said…
How lucky you are to have your grandchildren nearby for you to hug! All your craft projects look so great. I wish I lived nearby so I could see them in person. Thanks for letting me peek at them via your blog at least. Blessings to you.
Amber said…
Oh my goodness Cathy! I love all of the stitcheries! Did Shawnee do those? They're awesome!
Lesley said…
Cathy, I enjoy reading about your playtime with the grandbabies. They grow up so fast.
All your pieces are wonderful and the stitchery is great as well.
I wish you all the best of luck with your open house.
All your things are so nice, I just want one of everything, please. I don't know how you find all the time to do it all ... but you do!
Laurie said…
What and adorable picture of your grand daughter! What a keeper!
Your work as always is wonderful! I love all of it, especially the little snowmen heads. Have fun at the sale, I'm sure you're going to do great!
Jody said…
What adorable things! Those chalkboard pieces are just amazing! Love your work!
Oh my...I love these items!
Lois said…
Hi Cathy.
I really like the idea of the blackboard paint on a piece.
One of these days I am going to try that.
The picture of Gracelyn is too cute.
She is really growing fast isn't she?
Have a good week.