We moved a lot of stuff back in, and cleared enough off the beds to permit sleeping, and redecorated in time for company on Friday night. There's still a lot of stuff hidden upstairs.
These purple berries grow along the branches of the beauty bush. I saw one growing in the middle of our woods the first year we moved here. Must have been deposited by a helpful bird. Then I finally found one in a nursery nearby. Daughter-in-law Emily helped me get things ready for the pig-picking. We hung up some quilts on the deck rail and made a lady scarecrow . Behind her is an old quilt that I purchased on E-Bay.
Avery was not too into the party at first, but he made friends with two other little boys who arrived later.
My father drove from Boone to attend the pig-picking. That is him down by the pig cooker, talking to two ladies
The party went just fine. We had a beautiful day, absolutely perfect! Sunny and mild.
It was Lily's idea to use Play-doh to make pumpkin faces, but she pulled it all off before I came back out with the camera.
And I was tickled that she called this one the "Cupcake quilt."
Well, it has taken me three days and about twelve sessions to post this blog. Tomorrow I will be missing the little messers an awful lot!