28 October 2014

boo ~ Melissa

A sombre yet beautiful and peaceful gloom here pervaded all things ... the shade of the trees fell heavily upon the water, and seemed to bury itself therein, impregnating the depths of the element with darkness.
- Edgar Allan Poe :: from 'The Island of the Fay'
 
 
 
Still making an effort to enjoy the little things.  The Halloween decorations are out for the first time in years.  I even have a pumpkin that I plan on carving, if only to have the seeds inside for roasting.
 
 
I did get my leaves waxed, remember these from last week? 
 
 
 
 They're not strung yet and I may just leave them scattered around the house.  They are stunning, each and every one of them (the paraffin worked just fine, don't you agree?).
 
 
  I find myself picking them up and looking at them often.  I think I'll enjoy them more if they're down where I can touch them instead of hung out of reach.  I'm not sure yet.
 

I've chosen my reads for the next few weeks : Stephen King's The Shining and some of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories.  Nothing like a little Poe when the wind is howling and the lights are flickering ~ thanks, Mother Nature, for setting the perfect mood this time of year to enjoy a scary story!
 
 
I'm just about done with my October monthly sock challenge socks and I've got yarn and pattern picked out for November.  I'll share next week...I'm really excited about this pair!
Happy Halloween everybody!
~ Melissa


44 comments:

  1. happy halloween Melissa! I think of you and hope that all is well in your world. Enjoy the scary happenings.

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    1. Hi, Karen! We're trucking along ~ thanks for the well wishes :)

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  2. I love your leaves Melissa. I have been wanting to wax a few leaves for my home, but I need to wait for the cold front to hit or I'll just have a mess ;)
    Thanks for the book and decoration reminders, I should add a little holiday decorations to my home.
    Happy sock knitting.

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  3. Your Halloween decor is so pretty. I didn't put out any of mine this year. Even your socks match!

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    1. I am really 'matchy-matchy' most times ~ this one wasn't intentional!

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  4. Your socks look great, I love the color!!

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    1. thanks, Laura ~ I'm down to a final toe and I'm done!

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  5. Oooh looks inviting. Would be nice and cozy with some fresh warm apple cider.

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    1. I have some apple cider, too ~ and cinnamon sticks to simmer in it on the stove

      it's a must this time of year!!!

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    2. Apple cider sounds really good might get up and go get some.

      Ya 'll are so entertaining 😊

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    3. you should ~ it's the best this time of year since it's so fresh with all our local apple orchards!

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    4. Bella and I have finish one carton so far this season. Pumpkin seeds have been roasted and finish off too!

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    5. what do you do with your seeds? just salt?

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    6. A splash of olive oil.....from Spain, where most olive oil comes from.

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    7. Olive oil and salt. 375degrees for 15+min depending on how many seeds

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    8. dude ~ did you bring home olive oil...from Spain???? seriously, did you bring me a drop????

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    9. seriously???? remember me, the sister that stays home that you have to get double everything for when you're trick-or-treating???????????????????

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    10. yeah ~ they're not perfect pumpkin seeds unless they have Spanish olive oil on them :)

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    11. You are sooooo that sister,like Sally sitting in the pumpkin patch with Linus.

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    12. Tonight the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch. He flies through the air and brings toys to all the children of the world.

      yeah, you're my Great Pumpkin!!

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    13. Tomorrow night Miss Sally~

      What's your favorite trick or treat candy?

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    14. I love the little rolls of Sweet Tarts ~ it's the only time of year you can find them

      and no, I don't eat them like M&M's ~ no need to color code them ~ I eat them one at a time right out of the package :)

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    15. Those are my favorite also, the Orange are the best.

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  6. Mmm toasted pumpkin seeds... I love the leaves, aren't the colours at this time of year just great?

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    1. the colors are great, Jenny (all my favorites...everywhere you look!) and I can't wait for the pumpkin seeds!

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  7. Love the leaf idea, I must have missed all of that. They look beautiful and what a fun idea. Your house looks very nice . Anxious to see the November socks and of course the finished Oct. ones.

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    1. the rest of the house is a wreck (don't be deceived, Trudy) ~ but I'm making an effort and that's all that counts, right? :)

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  8. Love me some Poe! You make me want to dig up my book of short stories and re-read them.

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  9. I love your fall decor, especially the little pumpkin and ghost figurines next to the tiny pumpkins. They are so adorable and perfectly displayed so that they aren't overwhelmed by other objects! Those leaves! I must look into this waxed leaves business as I've never heard of such a thing. Yours are lovely!

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    1. the 'waxed leaves business' (ha!) is so totally worth the effort (which is minimal!!)

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  10. The rich color of your yarn is beautiful! And I love the idea of decorating with leaves. I may have to collect some for our house with my daughters.

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    1. the leaves are a breeze, Susanne

      I hope you do decide to do them with your daughters ~ you'll have a good time!

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  11. Three of my fav things: autumn leaves, Poe, and socks. I could live at your house (but I would drive you nuts LOL). Thank you for posting. As always, a class act. You never disappoint. Hugs!

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    1. we were meant to be friends, P3
      'nough said...

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  12. That sock colour is amazing! It is going to look wonderful!

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    1. thanks for stopping by, Nat ~ the socks are done! I get to wear them this weekend!

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