Monday, October 08, 2007

A Near Perfect Weekend

Spring is my favorite season, but Fall comes a close second. Especially when apple cider, pumpkin pie and donuts are involved. We spent the weekend on our island for the annual apple squeeze. The boys had a blast trailblazing, beachcombing, caramel apple eating, huckleberry picking..... Here are few pictures of our weekend. And if you made it this far, congrats. You've just read my 200th post! It took me about 2 years to get to 200, and at the rate I'm posting, I should hit 400 in about 4 years from now (ha ha!)I'm doing a little giveaway in celebration. Just leave a comment before midnight Thursday, the 11th, and I will a draw a name to receive a mysterious prize...so much so that it is still a mystery to me. It will involve something handmade by me,though, and most likely fabric. Good luck! :)

eta: Thank you to all who entered the drawing. I loved hearing from all you lurkers and checking out your blogs. I can't believe how many incredible new blogs are popping up out there! Amazing. Anyway, the ever-faithful random number generator picked Lynn from Craftstew! Now the pressure is on to create something nice for you.

85 comments:

Heather said...

congrats on your 200th post! it looks like you and the boys had a beautiful weekend. i could go for some candy apples myself. yum!

de vliegende koe said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! I just recently discovered your blog through CrazyMomsQuilts.
You did have some wonderful Autumn weekend with the family and the huckleberries (funny name!..)
look yummy. I think we call them blueberries (blauwe bessen). I like to eat them with some ice-cream.

Jessicah said...

200 wow! It took me a year to make 100. congrats. What do you do with huckleberries? I thought they were blackcurrants and had thoughts of homemade blackcurrant cordial- yum!

allison said...

pumpkin pie, donuts, apple cider along with the glowing colors make fall a nice second behind spring... i'd have to agree

Emily said...

I LOVE autumn! In the midwest it's been 90 degrees though! :( I feel like I'm missing out!

Ariana said...

Congrats on your post! Your weekend looked awesome...I love fall!!

Oiyi said...

Congrats on the 200th post. Sounds like a fun weekend.

Andrea said...

congratulations on 200.

fall is so cozy and comforting.

Nhi said...

Congrats with your 200th post. I just love your tutorials and the ones that you did for Michael Miller. I think that you may get more hits now with the new gig... ;)

Chancy said...

Yay! Happy 200th! It's been a pleasure reading.

Jennifreckles said...

Love your posts! Can't wait to read your next 200!

Cara said...

I love your blog! I had to read the whole thing!

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Alicia said...

I've had you on my blogroll for a bit now and I love reading! Congrats on your 200th post. When I reach my 100th I plan to do a giveaway as well. :)

Shelly said...

Happy 200th...and many more.

glad you had a near perfect weekend!

Pieces said...

I love huckleberries! I wish we had some growing near us. I have to rely on my parents to supply me. We just tried a huckleberry muffin recipe and they turned out nummy.

Lynn said...

congrats on 200 posts! Your weekend looked fun!

Becca said...

Happy Fall! I love reading your blog and wish you all the luck on your new Michael Miller venture! The picks of your weekend make me jealous of some free time to spend with my family in the great outdoors. The midwest is sure having an Indian Summer this year.

Ali said...

Just look at those gorgeous yellow-raingeared boys! Happy 200th.

rohanknitter said...

You just can't beat fall treats, can you?
Congrats on your 200th post!

Janice said...

Congrats on your 200th! I've never had huckleberries, are they similar to any other berry?

capello said...

congrats on 200!

and? rainboots. we need rainboots.

kel said...

Congrats no your 200th post!

greetingarts said...

Thanks for my first glimpse of real huckleberries. So that's what they look like...

You've got a great blog, I'm so glad I recently found you. Here's to 200 more posts!

Hip Mama Crafts said...

Congrats! I am working hard to get to 100 but it will be awhile yet... I loved the pictures of a Near Perfect Weekend! Thanks for sharing :)

Myra said...

Congratulations! Your family is so cute and looks like you had a great time. Here's to 200 more posts!

angbrimwil said...

I just found you a few weeks ago. Glad I did.. I enjoy your blog!

kirsten said...

love the raincoats! and your littlest reminds me of mine - blond and busy!

april said...

include me in this fun.
happy 200th

She sure is strange! said...

Well, I LOVE a good mystery! Especially one that involves a prize!!! Congrats on sticking with a blog for 200 posts! I plod away with mine every few days but don't really have a direction. I did finally decide that I was only going to write/post for myself and that has helped.

Your trekking around looks like a good time. It is still hot here in east Texas. Yuck.

Molly

Karyn said...

Congratulations on your 200th post!

It sure does look like a perfect weekend to me!!!

Rouxhauser said...

What are you going to do with the huckleberries? Yum! Looking forward to a caramel apple myself. Congrats on 200.

analilia said...

autumn is my favorite time of the year! it doesn't show much in the area i live in, but i can still feel it! the air, the light, the sound and the smell of autumn when i bake spiced cakes, muffins and breads. congratulations on your 200th post! i enjoy reading your blog! thanks for being an inspiration!

lera said...

I am completely jealous of your pants-wearing weather. If we would wear pants out here, we'd probably get heat stroke.

Congrats on your 200th.

Heather said...

Your boys are adorable, it looks like you all had a lot of fun. I'm really ready for fall this year, more time to do crafty stuff and all the yummy treats.

Mika said...

Congrats on 200!!!! Looks like a wonderful relaxing weekend. I love fall, it's just so..homey! Looking forward to 200 more inspiring posts from you!

Beth H said...

Wow 200 that's fantastic. I love to see those big numbers come and go!!
OH, and I just made some super cute fabric shoes last weekend from your pattern. I'll have to upload the picture to the group.

emilee said...

The huckleberries look delicious, but I wouldn't have any idea what to do with them. What do you do with them! Congratulations on 200!

Junie Moon said...

Congratulations! Please don't worry about adding my name to your contest as I would have commented anyway. I think it's ever so grand to give your children the happy opportunity to play on the island and enjoy natural fun activities.

Anonymous said...

I've just become addicted to fabric (LOL) and have discovered your blog...love your gorgeous Michael Miller baby shower things - so cute!!
Congrats on reaching 200 - keep it coming! :)
Hayley

Kathy - Pink Chalk Studio said...

LOVE the huckleberries. We have a big bush in our yard that seems to have produced a bumper crop this year. I froze a lot last year and they did well. Perfect for smoothies and pie and scones and pancakes. Congrats on hitting 200, I have a feeling I've read just about everyone ;)

Robyn said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! Thank looks like a wonderful time you all had.

Amy said...

Congrats on post 200! What a fun way to do a giveaway...I hate suprises but love to give them! I too have been teasing about a giveaway suprise on my blog but have yet to complete it...good luck to me!
Amy
P.S. It is my birthday on Firday...sure would be fun to start my day with a suprise!

Kelly said...

Congrats on post #200! Yummy huckleberries! And the boys look so cute with their little rain boots on! I also want to congratulate you on the MM job~ I love their new blog!!

Kloth & Bolt said...

Congrats on 200! I am a regular reader, keep it up! -kb

amandajean said...

congratulations on 200 posts!

looks like a fabulous weekend.

Becky said...

Congrats on the 200th post, I am jealous of the apparently cool weather in your pictures.

fiona said...

congrats on your 200th post, well done!! thanks for your pattern on the cloth shoes so fun to make, i was wondering if could you share the code for the flickr group 'handcraft crafts for boys', been a member for ages but no luck in getting the code.hope you can help,
thanks fi

Lily said...

Thanks for the photo of huckleberries - we don't have them in Australia (that I know of) and I've always wondered what they look like!

My post rate is similar to yours!

Beth said...

*sigh* I'm so jealous your family is wearing warm clothing for your fall weekend. It's still bee in the 90s here. When will Autumn arrive?!?!

angela said...

Happy 200th!
The boys look like they had a ball. I'm jealous of the fall weather you must be having. I can't imagine putting a coat on here! boo.

Funky Finds said...

cheers! here's to 200 more wonderful posts!

beki said...

That sounds like a pretty darned perfect weekend to me! Congrats on hitting 200 ;-)

Kari said...

Congrats to you on your 200th post! Your boys are adorable!

Louisa said...

Congrats on your 200th post! It sounds like you had a great weekend.

Chara Michele said...

That looks like a lovely weekend!

Congrats on reaching 200 posts! :)

Ryan said...

Sounds like a fantastic weekend! Fall is my favorite, I just wish it would cool off a bit already. I need sweater weather!

Dawn said...

200 posts? Holy cow...though I think I'm close to that too! Congrats!

Abby said...

I'm in the same boat! Congrats!

Dana said...

Congratulations! I'm at almost 300. It's amazing, isn't it? I love your baby shoe tutorial and am getting ready to make some more. Lot's of babies being born. Your time over the weekend looks like fun!

Margaret said...

Lucky you to have your own island! Happy 200th!!

Jessica said...

Congrats on the post milestone!
That weekend looks like so much fun! I wish it would get cold enough here to feel like fall. Cranberry sauce and pumpkin bread don't sound nearly as appetizing in 90 degree weather as I would hope!

Jody said...

Congrats on #200. I love the pictures of the boys in their raingear.

Katie said...

Yay 200! And here's to 2,000 more. Ha, can you imagine? Who knows, maybe we'll all still be blogging in our twilight years. ;-)

Your boys are such cutiepies.

kayla_d said...

I was wondering what kind of berries those were...

Congratulations on the 200 posts. I know that's a lot of work--I'm at just 98!

shisomama said...

looks like fall in the northwest! some candy apples for me too, please. i love those even more than kettle korn!!

congrats on 200, lady.

northdakotablonde said...

i love the yellow boots!

atet said...

Congrats on 200 posts -- it took me 6 months to get to 50, so I'm about on pace to keep up with you :0). I just found your blog recently and am loving it -- the day of apples and family time looks like heaven to me!

dizzyjadey said...

Congratulations on making it this far! Love the photos of your weekend.

kitkatknit said...

WoooooHoooooo 200!! It sneaks up on you like a birthday doesn't it.

Kim said...

Happy 200! Love the photos.

laeroport said...

Happy 200. I love that wobbly on the beach photo. I must go find a donought now.
laeroport

Elizabeth said...

What exactly are huckleberries?

And it's not the quantity of posts, it's the quality! ;)

Amy F. said...

I enjoy reading your blog. Pick me for the prize!

Amy F.

Claudia said...

200 posts, WOW!
I was so happy to find your blog and learn how to make cloth shoes. Now I'm especially looking forward to all you have to share on Making It Fun!
Thanks & congrats!!!

Strawberry Cat said...

Congratulations! I'm completely jealous of your weekend. It looks like you guys had so much fun!

Amber said...

I love your blog, it is a complete inspiration to me!

Happy Harvest! And congrats on #200.

JoDee said...

Congrats on your 200th post!!!!! Looks like you had an awesome weekend!! I love fall!!! It's finally cooled down here in the midwest, and I'm hoping it stays that way!!!

Alisa said...

Congratulations to you for your 200th post. I'd love to see what your mystery is...

Erin said...

Sounds like a fantastic weekend indeed! I can't believe all those yummy looking berries. Happy 200th post :o)

Anonymous said...

Wow, 200 posts! Congrats! I love your new tutorials using Dick and Jane fabrics. Looking forward to 200 more.

Evelyn Lum said...

Congratulations! 200th post is indeed a good reason to celebrate!! Love your blog!

sherri said...

Cool, 200 posts--I just did post 113 . . . loving the fall weekend; here in So Cal, we can but dream of such things . . . (but we smile in February!).

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 200th post! I just discovered your blog. I love being able to see all the awesome stuff you have made!
Sarah B

taimarie said...

Happy 200! I always enjoy stopping by for a visit!