This week, though, we come down the homestretch of Halloween! And Blogtoberfest! And I have a banner photo!
This house was a few blocks away from us when we lived in Kansas. Every year the artists that lived there created dozens of carved pumpkins. Giant pumpkins! They began working on them in the week before Halloween and if the weather was cooperative, they would last part of a week beyond Halloween. A lot of work for such a short-lived (and ultimately messy), result!
The pumpkins lined the driveway, the front of the house and were strategically placed around the large corner yard. One year, there was an article in the paper that told the story of how they started with just a few from a friend's pumpkin patch, and it grew each year.
Elaborate Christmas displays are not uncommon, of course, but this is the only Halloween display that I have seen that so many people enjoyed. I don't know if they have kept it up since we have moved, but it will always be one of my best Halloween memories! (the banner photo is more pumpkins from the same yard, as I am sure you guessed...)
This week, Dearest Sister shared some of her historical costume history, as well as our practice of making sure we 'get our money's worth' from specialty garments.
Here is Ms. A (in the reenactor costume), as Jessie Benton Fremont, in a fifth or sixth grade 'Heroes' program. Ms Fremont was the daughter of Thomas Hart Benton and wife of John C. Fremont the explorer. Along with her husband she had many adventures in The West.
Luckily, Jessie lived in the 'Civil War Era' and DS lived in the 'Civil War Area', so the costume was perfect! Ms. A had to practice sitting, though, so as not to be embarrassed by the hoop popping up!
By now, and especially after DS's buildup (did she say glory?), you are expecting a reveal of great importance and excitement, I am sure.
Well, I cannot lift the veil completely - but, as promised, DS and I have put together a little End of Blogtober Giveaway! (And more buildup and hinting at something more to come...)
Okay, here is the deal, or my part of the deal, anyway. To commemorate this co-blogging adventure, we are having a giveaway. I am giving away this little bundle of feedsack fabric. It is four 'fat eighths' (9"x18" pieces), one each of the four prints in the photo. She is giving away...something fabulous! Just leave a comment on this post to be entered in the drawing for the fabric. Leave a comment on her post, tomorrow, to be entered to win...something.
Comments close at midnight (cue eerie music) on Halloween! Winners 'and more' will be announced on November 1st.