Burst my bubble of make believe again! I had forgotten that when he arrived yesterday, he was instantly drawn to a jumble of partially glued, partially stitched applique sections, that once assembled, make up a house! I reminded myself that he's likely not seen the Wizard of Oz yet, so yes, it could be an elf...a naughty little elf who that house landed on...or maybe he's just laying under there tinkering on some old plumbing that groans and clanks in the night! I haven't made those elf, or witchy legs yet...but he was paying attention when I showed him Lynn Wilder's great layout sheet and how all the applique pieces fit on it. Puzzle boy is all about the details and was all over those random sections like a slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream! Fussy little soul that he can be, those pieces were quickly assembled on that layout sheet so that the whole house could be viewed appropriately! What fun to have a little person who can see the same magic I can, by just putting two or three pieces of fabric together to make something new and special and create a story.
I have resurrected my October Magic wallhanging by that sweet little quilt conjurer, Lynn, at Sew'n Wild Oaks, and have been working on it during the season of pumpkins and gourds and Things That Go Bump! In The Night!
I think I'll just go grab myself something to drink, put on a little Halloween-ish movie and settle in to cast another spell or two with October Magic.
If YOU need a little October Magic other than Spiced Cider, Pumpkin Pie & Chocolate, click on the tan links above. The first takes you to Lynns post about October Magic class and the second takes you directly to the page to order your very own copy of the pattern!