Monday, October 26, 2015

Pumpkins and the Ramona Quilt Show

 This October I have been truly enjoying myself.
 Two weeks ago was such fun! I ended up going to Julian which is in the mountains in San Diego county with my friend Linda.
Julian is the cutest little mountain town ever. As we we drove along the windy mountain roads we saw wild turkeys! There were few cars so we had the whole mountain roads to ourselves.

We shopped around and I ended up getting some incense. My inner hippie was coming thru.Ever since I went to the Pacific northwest to sock camp I have enjoyed a little bit of incense. It has such a nice pumpkin smell.It takes me back to my early twenty's driving around in an old panel truck and just crazy young times.

Did you ever notice that certain smells bring back happy memories. Every time I pick some mint tea  from my pots and brew some tea I think of my Dad.I can remember him as a child telling us to run out and pick some mint for tea.I would race out the family room find the mint under a tree and start picking!
My memories of my grandfather and his small garden and his chickens and following him out to the chicken coop.Staring at the chickens clucking away while staring at us.
 I can still see my gentle giant blue eyed grandfather making a crusty pie crust.I liked watching him make a pumpkin pie   I don't remember him putting aluminum foil on the edges of the crust so they were a little burnt at the edges . It truly was homemade looking but delicious. I can still see myself peering around my grandfather as he worked away.

 I don't take a good moment for granted and that is one of the lessons of having a love one with a chronic illness.  Maybe that is why I go over in my head remembering how fun the day was at the pumpkin patch. Every time I think of  that day and little Jack wanting to ride with Grandpa and me I smile.
We were all acting pretty silly as we followed Mike and Megan to Julian for some sight seeing.For some reason my husband sings Meow meow Meow and that little grandson of ours thinks that is the funniest thing in the world. To me it's slightly annoying but I guess that is where the humor is for those two.Me trying to have hubby stop loudly singing Meows and hubby continuing his annoying meow meows.Little Jack loves it! I secretly smile.

Little Jack had his first pony ride at the pumpkin patch! He looked so serious. The only way to get him to ride the animal was promising him a toy. I am so embarrassed things you would never let your kids get away with you throw out the window with a grandchild.

How can I forget the the goat maze where these crazy goats are laying up in the air in a weird maze structure.  All day at the pumpkin patch there was the constant loud sound of corn cobs bursting thru the air .

 Only in California will people pay to shoot off a corn cob! Really perfect corn on the cob being shot thru the air!
 So here are some pictures of my midweek trip to Julian and a Ramona quilt show with my girlfriend Linda.I know you will enjoy these quilts.

Then two weeks later I was up at the mountain town of  Julian again with hubby and Megan's family. after getting our pumpkins shopping at the cutest knit shop in Julian.

 I have just been taking pictures this last month til finally I  had a second to unload the pictures.Enjoy

I hope you enjoy the Pumpkin patch pictures and Quilt show pictures mixed together.
 Tomorrow I am going for a quick trip to Dee's. I can hardly wait to see her home decked out for fall.So be sure and check back on Friday.I will have the pictures posted by then.Cheri

                                                                                Silly boys

Early morning horseback rider walking past my home

                                                                        pumpkin patch

                                                                   Goat Maze

Hand knitted hat by my daughter

First pony ride

Ramona quilt show

Grandpa Jack and Little Jack petting a buffalo

random lady

For some reason I like this one alot


I am hoping Hubby will make this for me!

 The day started with little Jack being pulled around by Dad
 and it ended the little guy happy with all his pumpkins!

 What big horns you have!

I thought this dog was funny!


Julia said...

It looks like a perfect outing with Little Jack and your family. Little Jack is growing so fast. I agree, it's amazing how smell can remind us events of the past. Memory and smell... both great gifts that we sometime take for granted.

The quilts are beautiful. Thanks for the show.

Happy Halloween.

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Julia,I am getting caught up with every ones blogs tonight . Hugs cheri

Rugs and Pugs said...

Aw! What a great post.
Little Jack does look VERY serious on his pony ride.
Happy Halloween.
Hugs :)

Dog Trot Farm said...

Little Jack is just as cute as can be... I love his knit hat...It is true we grandparents do let our grandchildren get away with things that are children never do hope your daughter is doing well...having a serious illness is hard on everyone in the family...Thank you for sharing your adventure I loved viewing all the beautiful handmade quilts and pumpkin farm...Have a lovely day...Julie

acorn hollow said...

I am not sure where I have been but I got to get a bit caught up and you have been busy! The smell of fall is in the air for sure. So glad you had such a good time.

Farm Girl said...

Good Morning,
What a lovely place to visit. I enjoyed all of your pictures. I had to chuckle at your comment about grand children, you are so right. I was never such a push over with my own children. My goodness, I spoil them in ways I never dreamed.
I like that picture of that funny dog too.
I am glad you are doing good.
Jack has grown so much. Have a great week.

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi everybody thank you so much for all the sweet compliments. It has been a busy month . August was a terrible month and this month has made up for it. Grandkids are such blessing they make you smile at all the cute things they say. I am going to get caught up with every ones blogs tonight. Be sure and check back on Friday since I am going to Dee's today to take pictures. Hugs cheri

Saundra said...

Such a wonderful warm down-home story and you manage to use words which makes us all believe we are there too. Grand-kids are the bomb and totally get the spoiling. Thanks for sharing pictures and all the quilts.

BTW, am looking forward to when you have time to sit down and hook too. Couldn't reply to your mess to me since you are a no-reply blogger so thought I'd mention it here.

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Saundra , I always am so inspired by everything you do . You are amazing. Saundra I will check the no reply blogger thing out , Hugs cheri

Mary A said...

I hope you post some pictures of Dee's house! Don't forget your camera! Julian is very pretty. Wow that buffalo must be used to people!

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Mary I took some pictures of Dee's home today. It was so much fun! I hope to have it posted on Friday.