★ November 1st I was still in Houston for the Houston Quilt Show. I bought some fabric, and saw some amazing quilts in the show.
★ I made some zipper bags out of some linen panels I bought at the needlework show in Paris. I was deathly afraid of putting in a zipper, but it wasn’t that hard. The bag with the armadillo panel was a gift for a friend’s birthday and the bat bag is for me.
★ Continuing my Kresley Cole reading. The covers for these are ridiculous, but I enjoyed the books.
★ Sweater weather is here!
★ Thut keeps me company when I’m working late nights.
★ Attended a beautiful wedding that was entirely book themed. Each of the tables at the reception was identified with famous literary couples, we were at the Marius & Cosette (from Les Miserables) table. And I loved the centerpieces – books and lanterns. So perfect!
★ The apple obsession continues – for Thanksgiving Eric made our traditional breakfast of apple pancakes but we used Honeycrisp apples for the first time and then we also made apple crisp for dessert with Granny Smith, Fuji, and Gala apples. Both were super yummy!
★ On Thanksgiving Day I stitched on my ornament for my guild’s ornament exchange. I loved the snowy scene.
★ I bought this book and am so looking forward to reading it. Perfect for the season. I also bought fabric and thread in the color “snowflake” for a Christmas piece I want to start.
★ Picked up The Fiery Cross again to read. I just can’t seem to get through this book. I was inspired to pick it back up after watching the first episode of the Outlander series.
★ So, yeah, the Fiery Cross got put down again and I picked up a new book/series – Kresley Cole comes highly recommended and a friend loaned me two of these books to read forever ago.
★ My new custom polish from Literary Lacquer called The Blind King (Black Dagger Brotherhood) – it has a crazy amount of holo in it! So pretty in the sunshine!
★ After 8 years we finally framed our map of Rome that we used on our honeymoon. I’ve been wanting to frame it since then but it was lost for a long time, found, and now finally framed. I love how it shows a lot of use and our circled locations.
★ October means State Fair time! We always stop to hear the Killdares play and they never disappoint!
★ New phone (gold!) and I finally found the perfect phone case – Rifle Paper Co.’s Paris map. Had to try two different places because the first shop had sold out.
★ The end of the month I headed out of town for the Houston Quilt Show (which is huge compared to the Dallas Quilt Show) with a friend. We had a fabulous time, and I was completely inspired by everything I saw. Lots of great vendors and the quilt show itself was amazing. Since we were there on Halloween, I indulged in the signature drink at the hotel bar – Dracula’s Kiss. Mmmmm!