Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Halloween

Halloween came to my Herb society meeting last week, our topic for the night was "Poison Plants". We meet in a beautiful old mansion built in the late 1800's. One of the members set up this poison plant display. The architecture is so beautiful, all the hand carved wood through out the home make for a beautiful back drop for any decorating.

And our speaker for the evening, our President, with her great witch hat.

Our treat table with ghoulish goodies.

The vege. tray with spider webs and spiders in the vege flowers.

Grave yard pudding and spider candies.

And mummy cupcakes and eye ball candies.

And no party would be complete without chocolate, which at our herb club we've determined is a herb!

A old family painting hanging in the foyer became a perfect place to hang my Halloween quilt, under it we put the hot, spicy cider bowl.

Most of the members of the herb society are also knitters, weavers, quilters, crafters, and artists. So we have a textile show and tell at a lot of our meetings. This is one of our Presidents projects shes knitting. This is made from left over yarn from her and her friends sock projects. It will be a nice size afghan when it's finished.

Back home my husband carved a pumpkin for our family Halloween party. He loves his wood carving set, (thank-you Warren), it works great on pumpkins.
As he carved I wash the seeds, sprinkled on seasoned salt, melted 3 tablespoons of butter on a cookie sheet, added the seeds, baked them in a 350 degree oven for 10 or so minutes. Great munchie while you carve or in my case supervise the carving.

This is this years design which I found in a Martha Stewart magazine. A big owl on a branch with a full moon behind it. It's not carved all the way through the pumpkin so you have to have a bright light bulb inside to light it up. This will be the center piece on the food table.

And the moon glows with the lights off. Have a fun, wonderful Halloween!!!


Deb H said...

Oh wow Kathy! John's carving is beautiful! I'm glad he's getting some use out of he carving tools!

The meeting looks as good as a quilt guild meeting! Was it the Hackley house? I see Jodi is there too!

Melodie said...

The pumpkin is great! I especially love the floral arrangement! How cool.......I thought it was flowers until I read your comment.

jenclair said...

That owl pumpkin is gorgeous! Looks like everyone had a good time at the guild meeting--food looks great.

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