Friday, October 01, 2010

A New Month called Blogtoberfest

October is here! The weather is getting cooler, but that's okay. It was way too hot this summer anyway. The trees are changing colour, and that is great! I heard that the colours of fall were created by a caring God so that we wouldn't all jump off a bridge when our Canadian winter is around the corner. The evenings are longer, so I can work on my hand quilting. And that is good! Lots of TV time for me and my handwork.

It is also the first day of Blogtoberfest. I think I did something like this last year. But a year has gone by and I have forgotten what it was like to have to publish a new post every day. So here I go..... Just click on the Blogtoberfest icon on my sidebar if you are interested in joining in or reading other bloggers' daily posts.

This is my neighbour's tree. I wish it was mine! The colours are so brilliant this year. It's because of the hot summer we had. But summer is over now. This weekend I am going to have to take all of my tropical plants indoors because the overnight low on Sunday will only be 2C. My Hibiscus will not like that. Since my sewing room has slowly moved itself into the solarium (and other rooms) I will have to do some tidying up or I won't have room for all those plants.


Barb said...

That tree is just beautiful, I miss seeing fall colors but soon very soon.

nicolette said...

I wish you luck with daily posting and I look forward to reading your posts!

I remember blogtoberfest from 2009. I joined, called it Pinktoberfest and posted every day, untill somethins happened in the family. I won’t join this year.

Vic said...

Beautiful tree... and HAPPY BLOGTOBERFEST!

Exuberant Color said...

a couple of my neighbors have colorful trees too. I think your story about the colors is true!

It is getting cooler here too so I have brought my 2 cactus plants inside.

Quilary said...

Enjoy Blogtoberfest! It's supposed to be going into spring here, but I am freezing and listening to very heavy rain - I think winter is still trying to hang on a bit longer.

Simone de Klerk said...

Good luck with your Blogtoberfest challenge!
Luckily it is your neighbor's tree, so you can enjoy those lovely colors too!

Vicki said...

Good luck with Blogtoberfest. Interestingly I have been cleaning and tidying up my sewing room this weekend. I was going to start the Cherish Nature quilt and realized that somehow the fabric for this quilt got buried in one of my piles of stuff.

Enough of was enough and I got the fall cleaning bug. Still a bit more to do today but in the process I have a bag of ugly fabrics to go to the community quilters at my quilt guild who make quilts for shut ins, seniors homes and charities. Last meeting they said they would take all of our ugly fabrics and encouraged us to go through our stashes LOL. Also I have a big bag of scraps for you from the various quilts that have been made in the past several years.