Happy Halloween


I know it’s not here….yet, but it’s still my favorite holiday. I think it’s the combination of scary movies, creative entertaining, sweet treats, spooky tricks, pumpkin seeds, 3’ high ghouls and gobblins on their first expedition…..I love it all.  A few festive fabrics have made their way into the shop which made spooktacular shawls for entertaining this month.


Our pumpkin patch is full and a few of the big boys are still ripening.  We received our first SNOW last night so the rest of the veggies (tomatoes and squash) are safe to cut down, but not without making some chow-chow first.

I experimented with a fantastic zucchini recipe that was husband approved:



  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F ( 165 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8x4 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and frothy. Mix in oil and sugar. Stir in zucchini and vanilla. Combine flour, cinnamon, soda, baking powder, salt and nuts; stir into the egg mixture. Divide batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until done.

Well back to the shop, Christmas orders are in ….so expect some posts of works-in-progress…..


  1. Love the candle, we have ours going too. Red in the middle....spooky! We are freezing up here!

  2. Hope you guys are staying warm this weekend!! Copper wants to go back to Texas ;)