Conni, who commented: "I love fall/harvest time with all of the pumpkins and colors and such that go with it". Conni will be receiving Cyndy's "Frost on the Pumpkin" pattern along with the Crayons and floss for the pattern! And...
Teresa, who commented: "I Iove Halloween, which is my favorite holiday to decorate for, so decorating is my favorite part of Halloween!" Teresa will get Cyndy's "Behold" pattern and kit!
Thanks to everyone who entered!
On Thursday I took the first of two classes to make a table topper called Crazy Eight Strip Teaser! Turned out I was the only one of four who signed up for the class, so I got one-on-one instruction! Actually, all we did that day was cut and sew (and sew, and sew and sew) strips! Here are all my strips - 6 sets of 8 - lined up and ready for the next class! I'm so glad I took this picture as I realized the two light strips on top are reversed, so I will have to do a little un-sewing and re-sewing! I can't wait to finish this so I can have a gorgeous table topper for Fall!
On Wednesday, Mr. Squash and I went over to the Tucannon River again. We left bright and early this time as it was another near triple-digit day. Here I am hooking a very small trout - you can see my lightweight rod is barely bending with the fish's weight. I was getting a little disappointed as that was all I was catching. Now it's been said that fishing should not be about what you catch, but about being out in nature, enjoying the day. Most often that's how I feel, but once in a while I admit it's nice to hook up with a beautiful trout.
So off I went on my own down a little side stream, and on my first cast I hooked a whopper of a gorgeous, brightly colored Rainbow Trout - the biggest I had ever caught! I tried to get a picture of him with one hand while trying not to let him jump off the hook with the other, but he was really heavy and it wasn't easy. If you click on the photo, you might get an idea of how big he was - perhaps 1-2 pounds. It was nice to meet him, then I let him go back to the stream to grow even bigger!
When we got home, Sophie was feeling the effects of the warm day, so rather than sleep on her heated bed, she was sprawled out on the rocker - now that's a happy cat!