Sunday, October 29, 2006

Almost Halloween


Blogger is playing Halloween tricks early...it says it has posted a photo but surprise!

Here is another go....At the right is a Halloween quilt I made for my sister and her kids out in New Mexico. My niece and nephew have birthdays on either side of Halloween so it is a big holiday for them. Their names are part of the quilting design.

I'm not sure if Halloween will be as big over here as is was in the states. So far only a few pumpkins in the village. Since we are new here I'm not sure if we will get any trick-or-treaters but I laid some candy on just in case...candy I like just in case no-one shows! (I may be eating M&M's and Resse's cups through the New Year!)

I got an email from some quilters who are taking a road trip down to Bath to visit a fabric shop. This may be my first quilt road trip! Today my DH and I went to Bristol. It reminded me a bit of Baltimore but maybe that is only because of the harbor. Some interesting architecture. DH and I travel very differently. I like to read the guidebook, check out the sites on the internet, and have a good map before I head out. This morning I thought we were going out to get the paper and we ended up in Bristol...no map, no plan, soooo lost. It was fun anyway but it would have been nice....

7 comments:

KCQuilter said...

What a fun, fun, fun Halloween quilt! When we were in Italy a couple weeks ago, I asked if kids did the trick-or-treat thing and our tour guide said they did not. 'Course, Italy could be different from where you are.

Angie said...

Cute cute Halloween quilt! :D And your first road trip...how fun is that??? :D And those "out for a paper" travels can be loads of fun too. :D
Angie
www.threadcatcher.blogspot.com

Tonya R said...

Fun Halloween quilt for the kids. You've found some quilters to hang out with? That's marvelous. Bath is a beautiful city - hope you all are going to hit the American Museum and see the quilts there too.

The Calico Cat said...

My husband did a semester of University in Bristol. :o) (I did several in Baltimore!)

anne bebbington said...

I don't think trick or treat is anything like as big here in the UK you might get the odd kid or two but people do very little to dress up their houses like you seem to do in the States - Bristol is a real eclectic mix and its heritage is sadly built up on the fact it was a slaving port in the 17th and 18th centuries - a fact it's not particularly proud of but still a fact so no getting away from it - from an architecture point of view huge swathes of it were bombed to bits in WW2 and unlike the germans who have been meticulous in their towns and cities restoration we brits just built concrete jungles to fulfil the immediate need and then never bothered to replace them - oddly the shopping centre in Bristol itself could be picked up and placed exactly in its counterpart in Plymouth for example - however in Bristol lots of Brunel influences escaped destruction and the waterfront and harbour has undergone some extensive exciting development in the past few years - Bath is far prettier - glad you're enjoying seeing a bit further afield

Sharon said...

Looks like bright southwest colors, too! I love it!

Clare said...

Enjoy Bath - one of my favourite towns - and keep up with the descriptions of Broadway, etc. You are making me feel homesick.

Hope the Hexagon Project does reappear.