Friday, October 31, 2014
I keep seeing these really cool pumpkins that people carve, where they leave a thin layer and the light shines through. I tried it, didn't work so well. The carving part wasn't so bad, but when we put a candle inside it didn't really show. Perhaps people are using stronger lights?
I ended up using one of my Speedball lino carving tips to take away the rind. I was trying to get by without it, since I had a set before that rusted after being used on some potatoes, but I cleaned it well afterwards and we'll see if it pulls through.
Doug wore his Ravenclaw robe to classes. Kate and Andy wore their dragon costumes (again), but we didn't get a picture because Kate wasn't ready when it was time to leave for the church Trunk-or-Treat.
We had a very rainy week, but it fortunately stopped before trick-or-treating time. We still only had three groups stop by this year, and two of them were neighbors. I know we had more than that last year.
Friday, October 17, 2014
The front of our house only gets sunshine in the morning, so I'm putting in a little shade garden. (I should have gotten a "before" picture--it was so overgrown!) I do like getting out and digging in the dirt. Even when it's a bit rainy. It's therapeutic.
Everything seems to be doing well so far. I really like the heucheras. They come in lots of cool colors!