Wednesday, October 25, 2006
This will probably be my last post before I leave for Houston ~ so no tricks, just these treats for you before I go. All of my girls did make it to the pumpkin patch on Saturday and it was a glorious day. Just crisp enough to feel like Fall, but not so cold we could not enjoy ourselves. And enjoy we did. We headed to Butler's Orchard, the closest working farm in Montgomery County, MD. Mrs. Butler had agreed to give Sam a discount on 100 pumpkins that she was using for a fundraiser. Sam and her roommate started the Ophelia Club at Frostburg State University. The college student members work with local middle school girls to help them deal with self-confidence, identity and the social troubles that abound in middle school. I'm so proud of her! That's Sam (19), on the left, Kelly (12), Sara (27) and Kerry (17).
There were special BIG pumpkins for sale down at the shop but we passed on those this year. We sipped on apple cider, sampled pumpkin butter and loaded our arms with apples, fresh veggies and of course caramel apples, before heading home.I am really looking forward to the Quilt Festival. I'll be there the whole week, teaching, doing 2 Make and Takes on the show floor and hanging out at the Cloth Paper Scissors booth when I'm not shopping. Hope to see you there!