This is what the trick or treaters got last night and I had more trick or treaters than usual which was so fun and didn't leave me with lots of leftover candy that I would be forced to eat! LOL!
These are the 2015 Halloween collectible ornaments they received this year. I'm just finishing up one for myself too as my little black tree is empty. This was a free pattern from Lionbrand. Lionbrand and Redheart have some great free patterns. Check them out!
I made homemade pumpkin butter in the crock pot....so easy and your house smells great as it cooks for a long time. Each family got a jar of it and me too! I still like apple butter better though.
Sorry for the terrible picture....why does it look great through the "viewer" and then when you download you get this?
This is a set of "Candy Corn" dishcloths.
More Halloweeny stuff........little notebooks
magnetic grocery list...........
magazine for the adults...........
some pumpkin spiced tea.......hearty pumpkin spiced tea....is there any other kind? Very good by the way!
I told them this was a book about their Grandmother...Ha! Ha!
a book for Sam who had the surgery....this was for his hospital stay..........he loves his Lego's
And some Halloween rice krispie pumpkins. Since we discovered that Grayson is not allergic to gluten or soy just nuts, it freed Grandma up to bake some goodies for the boys and their folks. These were fun and easy. You just have to work fast to the get the shapes and stick in the Tootsie Roll stem before they get to hardening. I got 19 of them whereas the recipe maker only got 12 before hardening. I did good! I used my iron Dutch oven which I think retains the heat longer and that helped. A little gel frosting in the tube, Tootsie roll stems and voila!
There's not much I can post or show you as now I am working on Christmas presents and they are 'hush hush" but I did work a teeny bit on my scrapghan...still on the red diamond stitch square though......
I'm also working on some extra large washcloths to sell as I think the patterns make them a bit small for my liking. I'm hoping to find some diverse methods of producing some income. We'll see how it goes but it has to be enjoyable! LOL!
I'm also working on a new to me pattern...corner-to-corner crochet? How fun and I memorized the pattern in about 5 minutes so now I have a t.v. project that is mindless and fun but it's a gift so I can't show it. But if you are looking for a great looking, easy, enjoyable project to work on and you love to crochet.....this is wonderful and I highly recommend this one. I watched a You Tube video with Mikey from Crochet Corner....he is such an excellent instructor. I'm sure you crocheters already have done this but it was new to me and I love it! No big, long starting chain that you have to count over and over to get it exact.
Well, I hope all of you had a safe and Happy Halloween and you are enjoying that "extra" hour on your day off! Have a great week!