Mid-October- little of this and that!

 Zelda, is wishing you a "Happy Fall Day" and weekend!
Miss. Abbie is selecting fabric for my next progect-- what do you think of her selection?
Decorating with a few fun hollween projects.

Stitched some pin cushions with left over blocks from Cheryl's 1880 Sampler Sew Along. Visit her inspiring blog...you will love it! 
 Maple leaf blocks are one of my favorites especially -- made up in a table topper.
Made these ymmy and "Easy"
Apple Dumplings
Here is the recipe....there were--- NO leftovers!
I'm going for a walk to enjoy the finial burst of color--winter is around
 the corner!
Hug's Carolyn


  1. I think Miss Abbie is a very intelligent lady and a marvelous help for you, hihi.
    I can smell the Apple Dumplings, mmmmmmm. Hugs.

  2. I made the apple dumplings last month, with some trepidation. The recipe is more than a little strange. However, they were great and I plan to make them again soon. 'Pioneer woman' says you can use ginger ale or 7 up instead of Mountain Dew.

  3. Hi,
    Miss Abbie, is the most fantastic cat I've ever met! I love it!
    This year is the first I'm living Halloween ... and I like it! and decorations that you have prepared are endearing! I have also wanted to do the honors and I drew a witch and a black cat ...
    Best wishes

  4. Carolyn, nice and Jummie post! I love Fall. And your Cat, Miss Abby, has found nice fabric's!
    Have a nice weekend!! Hugs, Hennie

  5. Took a walk in the Aspens myself today...not as beautiful as those maple leaves though. Great idea to make pincushions out of the sampler blocks...and thank you for the sweet comment. Enjoy!

  6. Oh I love your Maple Leaf table topper! Fantastic colors... it really is Fall in Iowa!

  7. As always, I love all of your projects, but I really love your kitty! I think she wants to come live at my house. So cute. And I copied the recipe, but I'm a little bit afraid to make it - might be too tempting!

  8. This is a great post full of lovely Fall themed things that make me smile--especially the dumplings! : )

  9. I have to take some munches to a party this weekend so I'm going to try your dumplings for sure, strange recipe, but they sure look delicious. Love all your "Fall".

  10. nice decs for halloween. Your kitty did good. :)
    the apple dumplings sound yummy too. :)

  11. Love all the Halloween projects you guys make. We are not that into Halloween down under.
    Your Apple Dumpings looks delicious.

  12. love your decorations , those cat towels are just adorable . the pincushion are wonderful, love your fabric choices :)
    hope you enjoyed your walk nothing like fall colors

  13. Lovely Halloween dcorating!
    Miss Abbie has awesome taste!
    I love the pincushions.
    How is the house coming along?

  14. Everything looks wonderful! I love the colors of fall! And I can't wait to try the apple dumpling recipe! Thanks for sharing! :0)

  15. Hi Abbie - looks like you've picked some very nice fabrics for your project - can't wait to see what you're making and in the meantime, thanks for joining Feline Friday!

    Hi Carolyn - lots of neat things in your post - I've got apples so I should try those dumplings and I really like the maple leaf quilt and mini (mugrug?) with the prairie points and the blocks you used for the pin cushions are just gorgeous in those colors. too many good ideas :)

  16. I love all of your beautiful handwork!
    Abbie is such a pretty little girl! She certainly loves your fabrics. lol

    Wishing you a wonderful Fall Season!


  17. Saw the apple dumplings and was about to head out the door to come visit you. Then read that there are no left-overs. Darn! They look very good.

  18. Such cute fall stitchings! And your dear kitty has very good taste in fabrics I'd say :)

  19. Abbie sure did pick out some cute fabric ;-) Can't wait to see what you make . Just love your fall decorations !

  20. Love your pincushions, and miss Abbie has a good taste. Almost smell the apple dumplings. good weekend. Tilly

  21. Love your cross-stitch pieces. The little witch is so cute. Dumplings look so good, I can see why there weren't any leftovers. Good thing they are on this computer and not on my kitchen counter!

  22. I love your Maple Leaf project. Looks like the colors were inspired by that spectacular photo of Fall foliage.

  23. Your Maple Leaf project makes me want to pull fabrics and make one just like it! Beautiful! I drooled over the apple dumplings. Thanks for the recipe. It's a beautiful fall day here in Virginia too.

  24. Very cute, I do love Boo! Such pretty pincushions and the Maple Leaf table topper, you are so into the season!

  25. Miss Abbie looks very proud of her fabric selection. Happy Fall decorating, yours looks great.

  26. Hi Carolyn,
    I made the apple dumplings tonight....we just finished licking our plates clean! They are so light and so delicious. Thank you for posting the recipe. It was fabulous....but I don't think Dr. Oz would approve. Who cares, moderation, right? Take care, Lynn

  27. Hello Carolyn,
    Love all the finishes you've displayed especially the maple leaf table topper. Gotta try out that recipe too.
    TFS and stopping by my blog with your kind comment.
    Thanks again for sharing.

  28. Hello Carolyn, I enjoyed catching up with your post...the maple leaf topper is gorgeous...Warm Regards, Lyn

  29. your halloween decorations are so cute~!
    Miss Abbie is all dressed up in her halloween finery too, black and orange with greeeeen eyes.

    that last shot of the leaves is sensational. i can feel the sun when i look at it.


  30. Hi Carolyn~
    I am so late at visiting with you and leaving a comment, but I guess it is always "Better late, than never!" Love all of your projects and Miss Abbie has great taste!! The Apple dumplings look wonderful and I just love anything apple anyway!! Guess everyone else did too!!
    Wishing you and your family a most lovely Thanksgiving, filled with lots of love, laughter, and feasting!!
    Warm Hugs~~

  31. I am also late visiting you but I wanted to wish you a happy Thanksgiving!
    xx Helen

  32. I am so happy to have discovered your blog! I love your incredible eye for color and those cute little kitties. Your quilting is simply wonderful...every stitch is perfection!
    I look forward to visiting you again.


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