Monday, November 10, 2014

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald


A TRIBUTE TO THE 29 MEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON NOVEMBER 10, 1975 ABOARD THE EDMUND FITZGERALD ON LAKE SUPERIOR. 

My father, uncles and husband sailed the Great Lakes on these iron ore freighters. It's not an easy life, but after a while, the lakes become part of who you are.
This song is close to my heart.  God bless the memories of the men who sailed on the Fitzgerald and their families.

(you may have to pause the blog music on the wikiplayer at the top of the page to hear the video clip audio)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

THE WITCH OF NOVEMBER


This was our pumpkin this year.  Carved him on Halloween night - we don't do much anymore since my girl is growing - I didn't even decorate much or finish my prims I had traced to sew.  And Halloween used to be one of my faves.  Even things have changed in town - they have a downtown trick or treat now followed by a trunk or treat.  The people don't decorate their houses like they used to for the kids because they don't come for candy.  Mr. Pumpkin gave up not many seeds but just enough for a yummy roasted treat!  Thanks Mr. Pumpkin!


This is what the Witch of November blew in early on Halloween morning.  I realize she was trying to get the leaves off of the trees but geesh, she didn't have to bring snow.


I didn't take any pretty fall pictures this year to share - seems like it rained every day.  Did manage to sneak out back and sit a while in the woods a few weeks ago - I don't like to go back during hunting season and then it's winter.


This is the one tree the Witch has been having problems with.  Neither wind nor rain will make the old maple at my mom's shed it's leaves.  It hangs on to them 'till the bitter end.  And I do mean BITTER because I am picking up leaves in the snow!  Which is my plan today.  My Dad & Mom always kept their yard picked up and now that Dad's gone and Mom can't any longer I try to keep it up for them.  

pattern by Chestnut Junction
I did manage to play around with some applique.  Just used a simple zig zag but my machine was throwing stitches - it's old but faithful.  Not sure why it's happening but it ruins the piece.

Pattern by Chestnut Junction

Need to finish this one up yet - I'll keep on practicing.  So many things I want to make!

Hope you are enjoying some creative time where you are this weekend - thanks for visiting!

~*~Lisa