Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Marketing I did go and some fun Mail

GR&DF once again I am overwhelmed by your kindness and sweet words!!! I am so happy that my Birthday Gift-a-way is going over so well. Don't be shy you lurkers out there just comment on yesterday's post HERE that you want to be a part of the drawing - only 17 days - tick, tick, tick......

I have so many people that are close to me that have Birthdays in October - both family and friends - and it is All Hallow's Eve - or Hallowe'en------ oh so spooky!! I think that having such good times and memories surrounding October that it must be where my love of the fall comes from. These special months at the end of our year move so quickly and then its Christmas!! That special high point is now ONLY 99 Days away!!! I just can't believe it! The older I get the quicker the years seem to slip by - I can still remember when I couldn't wait to be "grown up" and living my own life!! Now I look back and see the decades that have passed since I graduated from High School - has it really been that long??? Oh well - all you can do is remember.... to stop and smell the roses!

The mail brought two super things I had been waiting with baited breath for -

My copies of JCS 2009 Ornie's and the BBD Hallwe'en Booklet!! How great are these - so much inspiration and fun stitchity things!!! The JCS issue as always has some things I want to stitch and some things I wouldn't stitch if a gun was held to my head!!! :) There is a great reindeer ornie I think I will need to stitch for myself for sure!! The BBD Booklet has some really cute stockings - especially the candy corn and the house one now how cute are they!!

Yesterday was a Wednesday Farmers Market Day - and since we were there on Sunday the shopping was on the lite side - but as always I had to get a bag of Kettle "Krack" Korn. I think I have a bad addiction with this stuff!! I got some fallish type shots .....

The flower guy had these lovely marigolds and other fall coloured flowers - marigolds are one of my favorite flowers and I love all the different variations - I know they are not to every ones taste but to mine little eye they are just gorgeous!!


I just loved the way these apple pears looked and the golden autumn colouring was super.


The pomegranates were the first I had seen at the market and the little apples - or at least they looked like little apples - made a nice shot. Those apple things where really small - almost the size of lady apples but not the right colour, there was no signage so I am not sure what they are, but they looked mighty like apples to me.


Now, this snap looks very fall to me - all pumpkiny and potato filled. I did pick up some of those lovely little red ones - and will mix them with some fingerling we got on Sunday - they will do a nice roasty potato thing in the next day or so.

There you go sports fans - thanks for stopping by!! I thank you once again for commenting and do appreciate them all!!

Take care,
edgar

16 comments:

Evelyn said...

Lovely snapshots, as always! I love this time of year here in Maine. A bit brisk but still warm in the sunlight. I think I would very much enjoy living in San Fran.

Berit said...

Gah! I wish I could see some of the designs INSIDE that BBD book, then I could decide if I want to buy it or not. I find that BBD is very hit or miss with me, but I DO love Halloween! Those red potatoes look AMAZING.

CindyMae said...

Those flowers are wonderful! I always love seeing your pics of the farmers market. Love the new mags!!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous snaps! I love the flowers- so beautiful! I am determined to get myself some fall flowers this year.. probably mums. Great mail! I will be getting my JCS Ornie issue soon.. my mom is mailing me one! :)

Jennifer said...

Love the Autumn-themed photos. You have such an artistic eye for capturing things at just the right angle and lighting. Tyring to feel the Fall mood, but some life issues are getting in the way of real enjoyment lately. I need some "time-speeding" to get through that and then a nice repeat of September! If only.......

stitchenmylifeaway said...

My JCS came last night too. Some of them are to die for. I'm so ready for Christmas. But isn't fall wonderful.. it's finally not 100 degrees outside.
I love your trip to the farmers market all the fresh goodie and beautiful flowers. Those little apples look like crab apples, they make wonderful jelly. Speaking of jelly my Ex-sil used to make pomegranate jelly every year for gift giving. I really miss the jelly it was really great with English muffins.

Enjoy your fall.
Shay

Nancy said...

Beautiful photos of the market! I envy you getting pomegranates this early. I love those things! Enjoy your new stash.

Kielrain said...

I am still waiting on my order for the halloween stockings. I mean, how could I pass up getting that!

I wish I had such nice markets as yours. I know there is one somewhere in town in the summer, but never remember the day! I love seeing your pics of the market goodies.

Myriam said...

Ces jolies photos de marché...souvenir de mon enfance! Pour cela merci!

April Mechelle said...

I am still waiting on my JCS ornament issue. I love Marigolds too! I lot of people don't like how they smell. Makes me think of Autumn when I smell them.Your pictures are great.

Peggy Lee said...

My grandmother always planted marigolds along her porch. She is now in a nursing home and doesn't know who I am. The smell of them forms a lump in my throat now but it's a GOOD lump! I plant them every year.
Thanks for sharing, and for the great memories.

Margaret said...

I just got my JCS ornament issue in the mail today too! :D I'm happy about that! I love your market pictures. It just doesn't seem right that fall things are out already! lol! It's starting to feel like fall but it's really crept up on me this year!

Sharon said...

What lovely pictures!! You take the most wonderful photos that share your life. Sitting here sweltering in Florida, I'm really missing the Autumn season...thanks for reminding me that it really is cooling down somewhere!! :)
Okay, so there's nothing like asking a "current" (NOT!) question... :(
I'm just so in love with your "Trifle from a friend" freebie that you stitched, I'm going to stitch one of my own. Do you happen to remember what colors you used to stitch with? I think you made lucious color choices and I'd like to make mine look almost as lovely as yours. If you don't mind sharing, I'd appreciate your time. Thanks!

Cindy said...

Beautiful pictures!

I'm still waiting for my JCS issue.

I'm another October baby. I think that's why I love fall and Halloween so much :)

MarchAnn58 said...

Wow wish we had a market that looked that good around here in Alexandria I would go. Your pictures are always worth looking at.
Going stash shopping tomorrow and plan to get my JCS and read it very slowly.

Gaynor said...

I confess I am a lurker...but here in rainy Ireland I do pop onto your blog to get a bit of a sunshine fix. Your lovely market piccies always bring a smile, they are always so bright and colourful. And of course the stitching...what more could a girl ask for?