31 October 2006

Happy Halloween

Three pumpkins were carved at our house yesterday:

* An owl, painstakingly made by DD (Hedwig, to be precise)
* A cat, which actually looks more like a bear, painstakingly carved by me
* A window pumpkin, featured in the October issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine, also carved by me. Just download and print an image, cut a hole in the pumpkin, and pin the image behind the hole. Instructions are here: http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=channel4810081

In all the pumpkins I've carved over the years, I've never seen one with as thick a rind as the window pumpkin I carved yesterday. The rind filled almost the entire pumpkin, leaving only a small, fist-sized cavity with a few seeds in the center. You can see this in some of the photos.

Trick or treat was last evening in our area. The wind was fierce and cold, and it forced many kids to end the evening early. I was on door duty passing out treats. Best joke of the evening, perfect for scrapbookers:

What did Cinderella say when her photos didn't come back from the developer?
"Someday, my prints will come."
Happy Halloween!


Gina (frazzledmom) said...

Love that mosaic of all the jack o' lantern pix! Looks really cool.

Good joke too!

Connie said...

Great Pumpkins, Janet! I miss the joke telling; they don't do that here. Maybe I should start a tradition. It's pouring rain here, so lots of kids will be going to the mall. We'll probably go up and down our street and call it good.

Sharon said...

Great pumpkins. Love the cat. The joke was very good. Did you give that person an extra treat? I don't hand out treats any longer. Even though the light was turned off, there were two children that came.

Sofia said...

Wow! Your pumpkins look great. :-)

traci said...

awesome pumpkins - i always hated that project. would send my kids to my sisters house cuz her husband loved to do it.

Wife2TJ said...

Great job on the pumpkin carving. They all look so good.