Friday, October 30, 2009

Octobter's Bright Blue Weather?

From my youngest days, I have always loved autumn and one of my most favorite months is October. I think this is because of a poem my mother always recited this time of year about October's bright blue weather.

BUT, if you look at these pics I think you might have to say "October's dismal white weather". No blue skies in sight.



In the fall, this tree in our yard is my very favorite. It is always the first to put on its new autumn ball gown, and it is usually the last to shed it. The range of color is extraordinary; the leaves' palette ranges from a deep maroon to brilliant crimson to gold and palest maize.



Although the month is nearly over, and we haven’t seen a lot of October’s bright blue weather, it’s hard to fret too much. With so much color abounding, even rainy days don’t seem quite so bad.




Y Blessings,

Nanci

Thursday, October 22, 2009

October Bush Bender

Last Thursday / Friday brought us quite a winter (uhhhhh...perhaps, I should say "autumn") wonderland. It doesn't have quite as nice a ring to it, but it IS a little more accurate.

It stuck around just long enough to steal some large branches from the trees, and was gone within two or three days. If it hadn't left its calling card of hundreds of broken branches in the area, you might not know it had ever stopped by for a visit.

It was amazing to see the trees and bushes bent to the ground with snow while, at the same time, my Ivy Geranium was still blooming in the hanging basket. The snow in the yard was about four or five inches deep. but as you can see in the pics the grass beneath the trees remained green and untouched. The heavy, wet snow clung to the leaves and boughs of the trees , but never reached the sheltered grass below.

Because the roadways were cluttered with large broken branches and power was lost, the schools in the area were cancelled. My kids were a little disappointed that our homeschool went on as scheduled, the only absentees were heat, water, and lights.




Pattern Sale at JoAnn Fabrics - Last Half of October 2009

Patterns are not on sale everyday, but for a few days each month JoAnn usually has certain manufacturer's sewing patterns on sale. Buy your patterns when they are on sale, and you save a bundle.

If there's a JoAnn Fabric Store near you, the pattern sale dates for the last half of October 2009 are:

Sun. - Sat., Oct. 18 - 24, 2009

McCall's Patterns 99¢ each

(MSRP $5.25 - $16.95 ea.) (Limit of 10)

No special orders -- Excludes "Easy Stitch ‘N Save”

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Thurs. - Sat., Oct. 29 - 31

Vogue Patterns $3.99 each

(MSRP $8.95 - $30.00 ea.
No special orders (Limit 10)


Butterick Patterns - $1.99 each

(MSRP $6.00 - $16.95 ea.)
No special orders
(Limit of 10) Excludes "See & Sew"

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Coupon - Heads Up!

If you are someone who likes to use coupons, you might be interested in checking this post on Merchant Maidens.
She gives links to some sites where you can get printable coupons.



Y Blessings,
Nanci



Friday, October 2, 2009

Pattern Sale at JoAnn Fabrics - First Half of October 2009

It's "slim pickin's" at JoAnn Fabrics this time.  It appears as if Simplicity patterns are the only ones on sale this period, but they ARE at a really GREAT PRICE -- 99¢.


FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY


OCTOBER 9 - 12 , 2009


Simplicity Patterns - 99¢ each


(MSRP $6.95 - $17.95 ea.)
(Limit of 10) No Special Orders
Excludes "It's So Easy", New Look,
Burda & Simplicity Books
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