Sunday, October 8, 2017

Weekend Stuff

I am taking it easy this long Columbus Day weekend. On Saturday, Hubby and I went to the local, well-known Hick's nursery to get some mums and pumpkins. This is not just a nursery, it is an experience. They are in the midst of their annual Fall Festival featuring Otto the Ghost. Now this is an ideal place to come with your small children, but we enjoyed going through the story of Otto as well.

 There are lots of the Halloween decorations for sale.
 Here are some old-school decorations.
 There were Christmas decorations for sale as well. I love Department 56 villages.

These beautiful Santas are all hand made.
We bought 5 mums, three pumpkins and a hay bale.

I am starting to put out my Halloween decorations. I only have half of one box to empty. The other half is Thanksgiving decor. 

I put a few stitches in on Baker Beach yesterday. More grey. I am slowly but surely approaching the finish line. This is how it looked last week.
I filled in those dots above the rock yesterday as well as some more grey/blue.
It is raining here on Long Island today. I plan to finally cut the binding for my Matthew's Maze quilt. I need to sew it into one long strip and iron it. I might even trim the quilt and sew it on so that I can sit and finish it via hand stitching. I also want to spend some more time with Baker Beach. A little shoe shopping might be in the plans also. I never did manage to do that yet. 

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Tomorrow I will join the Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape. Pop on over to these sites to see what other bloggers are stitching. 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great fall decorating! You are almost done with your cross stitch--it looks great.

  2. The fall festival looks like a great place to visit. Your Baker Beach is really coming along - it's looking great - and you'll be done before you know it :-)

  3. I like your autumn decorations and the shopping looked like fun!

  4. I like Dept 56 too--a bit pricey though...
    raining here on the CT coast--(Hiya over there--I'm waving lol)
    hugs, Julierose

  5. what a fun store! That is something that my sister and I like to visit when we are out and about in Pittsburgh. I've been decorated for fall since labor day weekend....I push the season not that it has affected the weather....

  6. love your Halloween decorations - I never do much for it I must admit - the place you show with all the decorations to buy looks like a neat place to visit

  7. What a great place to visit, it was wonderful to admire all the decor.

  8. We are celebrating Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend. We had a big Family dinner here yesterday with Turkey and all the side dishes. I have pumpkins and mums on the front porch and pumpkin pillows inside. I'm hoping for some sewing time later today. Looks like you have been having a fun weekend too.

  9. Oh my goodness, my parents took us to Hicks Nursery every year to buy our Christmas tree, nice to hear they are still in business and what great displays. Your Fall décor is great with the haybale and mums. I love decorating for fall, so easy! Enjoy your long weekend. Mary

  10. Looks like a great trip. Love your pumpkins!!

  11. What a lovely and fun store! Your decorating looks lovely, as does your cross stitch. It’s getting there!

  12. Wow what a fantastic place to visit. I always love to visit our local garden centre when they get all their Christmas displays done. The only problem is I always want to buy a new decoration but I'm running out of space to store everything!

    Those Mums are beautiful.

    Fantastic stitching.

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  15. What a fun trip you had to Hick's Nursery! I love going to garden centers.

    Those handmade Santas are incredible.

    I need to get going on switching out my summer plants for something more appropriate for fall, before fall passes us by. :)

    Glad you got to do a bit more stitching on Baker's Beach.

    Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for linking back. Aloha hugs!


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