Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Hallowe'en!

I know it is officially All Saints Day now - since it is after midnight Hallowe'en is over. But I am still awake, the jack-o-lanterns are still glowing on the front porch and I wanted to wish everyone all the fun the holiday can bring before it is over.
This year my daughter, Katie, and I carved pumpkins "old school". We didn't dig out all the tools and patterns we usually use. Instead we put down newspapers and got out the paring knives.

This little scene is our favourite for this year. Katie did one and I did the other. We love Hallowe'en but we only had three trick or treaters - all little princesses. That is the hard part of living out in the country so far - the kids there are around would rather head to town where the houses are closer together. Hope springs eternal though and no doubt next year we will once again be up to our armpits in decorations, jack-o-lanterns, candy apples and witch finger cookies!


4 comments:

Annie said...

Those are so cool. What a shame that so few trick or treaters got to see them. Their loss! Glad you had fun with this though. And all the more goodies left for you eat!

Annalisa said...

aww, they're scary!!!! the scene is awesome " they eat their own"..terrific!
Annalisa

Gerry Krueger said...

Know what you mean. We haven't had a trick-or-treater" for at least 20 years but every year DH buys one of those huge bags of little candy bars "just in case" and then he eats it all.

Gerry

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Kerry,

Your pumpkin carving looks super. Have you all got snow up there in the Far North???

Loved the article you all put in the CQ online Mag about the Dorset Buttons??? Do you know Diane Mugford???? Does she have any books or booklet that she has create on Dorset Buttons?? Does she have a blog to see other things she creates??? I would love to makes lots of Dorset Buttons.

Have you ever made any Dorset Buttons??

Hugs Judy