Thursday, October 21, 2010

Croptoberfest Day 8 - Sketches on Thursday and other assorted tidbits

Tidbits like: our trip to the berry farm, just me, Matthew, my visiting sister and her kids, my mom and another sister's kids (the sister was registering for the marathon over the weekend.)  It was a gorgeous morning, and Matt and I managed to fill one pint of tiny, yet delicious, raspberries - even with the handfuls he was eating in between.
We also managed a trip to the Pumpkin Patch so the kids could find their "perfect" pumpkin.  Will it be round or tall?  Big or little?  Bumpy or smooth?   Choices, choices, choices.  With acres and acres to look over, the choices were difficult.  In the golden light of the late afternoon they wandered the rows.  Quiet and intent with a pumpkin cutter in hand - most of the pumpkins were still firmly attached to the vines. The only stipulation - you find it, you get it back to the car.  Just when they thought they'd found THE pumpkin, they'd spot another off in the distance that might be better. (Having learned in the past, we found one of the smaller plots on this huge farm to wander in.)  Eventually the car was loaded with six pumpkins all waiting to be carved this weekend.


Next - Apron Strings is sponsoring a give away over at Let's Scrap.  Grab their great sketch, apply it to a challenge here (you know the whole two birds thing) and win.  If you're chosen as the winner and have the October kit, we can talk ;)  Go, create, play, win.

Sous Chef Gloria shared a great card she created with her September kit, using the Echo Park papers.  You can see the card HERE, and while you're there, browse around.  She has beautiful ideas.

Then there's today's sketch, brought to you by PageMaps - it's an October sketch, but too cute and super easy to make into a 2-pager.

Finally - a winner from week #2 of Croptoberfest:  Kai!  Kailyn you'll get your stamps with your November kit.

Oh - and I had two of my sisters run in the Denver Rock 'n Roll marathon over the weekend (their first marathon).  I just want to give a huge shout of pride out to both of them.  They met their goals - completed the 26.2 miles in under six hours; they worried about the mile, I'd worry about running for that long.  Luckily a marathon is not on my bucket list.  They both crossed the finish line running!  I ketp track of one sisters progress via text message updates from the race.  I couldn't be more proud of either of them.  It is an amazing accomplishment!  Congrats -guys.  Love ya!


1 comment:

Deanna said...

Great PageMap and added my link!