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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

cross stitch and pumpkins

This has been a busy time of getting the cross stitch picture done for my friend's kennel club,....does it look like a dog yet?
And here are the pumpkin pictures! I am so happy that they pulled through the harsh West Texas weather we had in the spring, and it looks like I will be having friends coming out with their children for some fun pumpkin picking!


I have several large pumpkins and a lot of small pumpkins. I will decorate my porches also this year!

Here is the pumpkin patch,.... it always looks a little wilted in the heat of the day.
While Sophie and Sweetie were walking our grounds, they came upon this pumpkin vine that is growing by itself underneath a large mesquite tree. I guess a bird stole a seed from the patch and dropped it here. I have not watered it once and it is doing better than the vines in my patch. It is covered in small pumpkins. The only draw back, it is in an overgrown weedy area which is perfect for the rattlesnakes to den under. We will have to be very careful picking these pumpkins. Orange pumpkins, surprise wild vines.... these small things make me thankful for each day I have to enjoy!




6 comments:

Miss 376 said...

The stitching looks so realistic, fantastic

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Kathleen!

Oh I wish we lived close to each other to! I would love a piece of that pumpkin pie you made and sit & chat face to face! Think of me when you enjoy a slice! Add a little whipped cream on top for me, please! Love your pumpkin patch!

Hugs,
Maryjane

LindaSueBuhl said...

Love the dog picture - definitely looks like a good canine! Neat about the volunteer pumpkin patch and yep - you'll have to carry a good long hoe with you up there!

grammyof13 said...

I've been browsing and admiring all your patters and handiwork. I could envy you with having the space to plant gardens, flowers etc. I too wish I could take long walks with you in the evenings around your "green kingdom".

Pam said...

Your cross stitch is gorgeous!!!
I wish we were neighbors...I need some pointers on my stitching!
Love the pumpkins!
Blessings,
Pam

Linda said...

Hi Kathleen...thank you for playing along with the tag. I enjoyed getting to know you a little better. I need to work on #5 too.

This cross stitch piece is wonderful....I see the dog and he looks so very realistic.

Pretty pumpkins and I like the vine growing near the tree with little pumpkins....but the idea of snakes scare me. Do be so careful....hugs, Linda