Thursday, October 22, 2020

That's A Big Punkin.....

 This is a picture of a pumpkin I took about 4 years ago. I just now thought about it. We never went by this house again, since then. I am curious if the fellow is growing them again. 
 The pumpkins are so big the man uses a block and tackle to load them on a trailer.  So I am saying those watermelon are about 4 times the size of one at the store.  You can tell by the size compared to the double hung bedroom windows. Maybe Ted and I need to drive by that house again soon. 
This is a pumpkin I made from an old sweater, doily, and lace ribbon.  A wooden stick for the stem.
 I made various sizes, using the sleeves of the sweater too.  Twine is good for making the sections.
 I actually gave these little canvas pictures, that spell Boo, to my daughter.  I still have my sweet owl and the tiny white pumpkins. This month is flying by . 

  My tummy is doing flip-flops. I go this coming Monday and Tuesday to the eye clinic to get my cataracts fixed. I am so eager that I am nervous about it. My sister Pam, is going with me, as you are to have someone along.  She just had her cataracts removed 3 weeks ago. She did so well. 

   Hope all of you are staying safe and getting out to vote. We voted by mail.  We all need to wear our masks and think of others, not just ourselves.  Please. XO
 

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    1. Hi Laurie, Hope you are doing well. Today was one beautiful day here in Indiana. Maybe I will talk Ted into driving by that house with the big pumpkin patch. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,love yu, Susie

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  2. HUGE pumpkins, like the one around here that I posted. I bet they won some kind of blue ribbon. I love your white pumpkins, they are so elegant!! I had my cataracts removed several years ago, it was like a miracle!

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    1. Oh Ginny, I am praying I will see after y surgery. I am so ready. I have had to postpone it twice once because of Ted's cancer and then the clinic did it once because of Covid..so I really need this. I remember seeing those big pumpkins in the patch and they would have wet cloths on them in the really hot sun....to keep them from getting to dry and possibly splitting. Blessings to you, stay safe, xoxo, Susie

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  3. Wow! Those are some BIG pumpkins, Susie. What fun to see them in person.
    Good luck with your cataract surgery. I know all of us will have to probably have to have it done at some time.
    Have a wonderful Thursday- xo Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana.I am so eager to get this surgery done...I just want to see to drive again. I miss going by myself once in a while. LOL. I know how silly. But I hate that Ted sits in the car while I grocery shop. I would like to drive and go in the store and he can sit at home. Hope things are getting better there. Hoping John can get some news...any news...you need to know where to start. Blessings, xoxo,love you, Susie

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  4. Goodness, they are really big pumpkins. I love pumpkins. He must use hormones or something to get them that big. The one you made is cute. Good luck with your surgery. I’m about due. He said two more years but I don’t think I’m gonna make it that long. I noticed my vision getting foggier. Helps to put my glasses on which I never have worn. Hugs

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    1. Missy, I am so bad with my eyes...my glasses aren't helping that much. I know I have needed this for 3 to 4 years. Lights are so glaring at night...so I have not driven only under dire circumstances...like taking Ted to ER a couple times. If your dr says go...please go.. I keep hearing all the good tales of vision being improved...I am ready my friend. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    2. Yes, you will be able to see the individual leaves on the trees..It's expensive..Insurance doesn't cover most of the contact cost..

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  5. Those are some big pumpkins and watermelons!! WOW!! You will do just fine with your cataracts next week. Do keep us posted!!

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    1. Thank you Terri. I am more than ready to be done with the surgery. I want to be able to drive, read and maybe even sew again. I wonder if those big melons had any flavor. That pumpkin was amazing. It is sitting on a skid. I bet the fellow enter a contest. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  6. Love all the pumpkins! Big ones, tiny white ones and sweater ones!
    I pray for you and Ted regularly but will say an extra one for you on Monday! Love you guys!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda. My nerves are keyed up. LOL I am like that...get overly anxious. Ted and I are forever grateful for every prayer, they have helped us get this far, so they are working. Bless your heart. xoxo, Stay safe. Love you, Susie

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  7. My goodness! Huge pumpkins! You are so very crafty! I had my cataracts removed five years ago; all went very well. Thinking about you! xoxo

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    1. Thank you Nellie. I am so excited to be able to see again. I want to drive by all my kids' houses and honk and wave. LOL. Blessings to you, stay safe. xoxo, Susie

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  8. Those are enormous pumpkins! Praying for your cataract surgery. My doctor said mine are not big enough to "harvest" yet! (Cataracts, not pumpkins! Lol!)

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    1. Oh Jan...you made me laugh. My dr was pretty much on the point about my cataracts...he had told when I would be needing it and I am just now getting it done. It was canceled twice. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  9. Susie, that is more that BIG...it is GIANT!!! I love the decorations you made!! https://www.agreenridge.com/..:)jp (A Green Ridge...

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    1. Thank you. I have been thinking of making more pumpkins out of old t-shirts. LOL.. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  10. WOW! That is the biggest pumpkin I've ever seen!! Wonder how he gets them to grow that big.

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    1. I kind of wondered if the watermelon had a good taste, or was just for show. I bet they took the pumpkins to weigh in at a contest or fair. I really wanted to speak with the man that grew it. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  11. Wow! Those pumpkins are HUGE! Imagine what a mammoth pumpkin pie one of them would make! :D

    I wish you the best for your cataract surgery. Hope it goes well and recovery will be quick. I'm sure you will enjoy being able to see clearly, again.

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    1. Thank you so much. I have counted the days till Monday. I just can't relax. I am very anxious to see again. Oh wow what a bunch of pies one could make with that pumpkin. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  12. Hi Susie...can you imagine trying to put one of those watermelons in your fridge??? I am sure you will be happy to have the cataract surgery done. I have one that needs to be removed, also. it bothers me with constant blinking and rubbing my eyes to see clearly. I still keep you guys in my prayers, my friend. Love, Debbie xo

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    1. Thank you Debbie. You are so kind and sweet. Prayers do help us all. It's the best thing we can do for one another. Oh I have a side by side fridge and I hate that thing. I can not even get a boxed frozen pizza in our freezer side. We have a small chest freezer too. LOL. I was amazed at the size of the melons and that huge pumpkin was shocking. I really wonder what it weighed. Blessings to you, stay safe. xoxo,love you, Susie

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  13. Wow, that's the biggest pumpkin I've seen! Yes, you should drive by the house and see if they have any huge ones this year. I like all your white pumpkins around your house, and the sweater pumpkins are cute. Susie, I wish you well getting your cataracts fixed. That's good that your sister will come along with you. Thinking of you tonight and saying a prayer.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you my sweet friend. Sheri, you have always been so very kind praying for us here, and we truly appreciate it. I am hoping my sister doesn't makes me crazy with her constant chatter all the way there and back. LOL. Love her to pieces even with the noise. :) I have been thinking of Ted and I driving by that house with the pumpkin patch, this weekend. I will let you know. Blessings, xoxo, Love, Susie

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  14. Hi there Susie...my goodness that is one HUGE PUMPKIN, YIKES!! Glad you stopped in and yep...alot of the bridal gowns of today are too risque for my old fashioned taste, LOL! Some of these "bridal dresses" we would've only worn on our honeymoon night...not at the wedding, LOL!

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    1. Debbi, I too thought one looked like a nightgown. LOL. True style is good taste. Sexy doesn't have to show anything really. Funny how people see themselves. Oh that big old pumpkin, I need to go see if that fellow grew them again. Curiosity...I must have been a cat in my other life. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  15. Hi Susie- Those are rather large and massive Pumpkins- I did a painting over 50 years ago and part if it featured a yellow Pumpkin representing life- I like Pumpkins -especially baked and covered in butter. Good fortune with your Eye Surgery too. Regards. KEV. (Sydney- Australia).

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind wishes for my surgery. I am so eager to be done with it. Pumpkins are a great source of fiber in our diets...they can be mixed into many things. All my daughters can bake pumpkin breads....I have not made any since I was in my 20's. Blessings to you, be safe. xoxo, Susie

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  16. I've seen huge pumpkins before but never a watermelon that big! Hmm, wonder if it would be a good one ☺☺
    I'll be thinking about you and praying. I'm sure you will be fine...I certainly do get the butterfly feeling though.
    Yes to wearing a mask and thinking of others ♥♥

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    1. Doris, Thank you for your kind thoughts. I am going to post about my eyes as soon as I am allowed. Yes, I wondered about that big old melon too. Some times if they are too big they haven't much flavor. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  17. Thos are huge pumpkins! Look a lot like the ones we see at the state fair. Maybe that's where those were going. Your sweater pumpkins are so cute! Good luck with your catarack surgery. My sister and a friend both have had it done recently and both say it wasn't bad and they did fine. I was a nervous wreck yesterday becaus of getting another injection in my spine. Isn't it always something? Thank goodness for doctors who can help us, and prayers to God to help get us through it.

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    1. Yes, honey prayers are the best. I am going to post about my surgery when it's done. I was going to ask that man about where his pumpkins were headed but never got back by his house. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  18. goodness, those are some mighty big pumpkins!! i like the ones you made, they are so pretty and i like that they are white!!

    good luck with your cataract surgery, i hope all goes well!!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie. I actually saw some pumpkins made our of flannel shirts..omg they were so cute...I may try to make some from old shirts. It will be so good to see how to thread a needle again. LOL. haven't been able to do that for a few years. I wish they would do both eyes at the same time...but they do one Monday and then the other on Tuesday. So you do not get confused about the eye drops. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    2. i think any fabric would work!! best wishes and good luck, although you may be done!!

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  19. Cute pumpkins Susie! We already voted by mail too. I didn't want to wait and view in person, for who knows what it might be like at the time of the election! God bless you on your cataract surgery. I pray that it will go very well for you.

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    1. Thank you for the prayers. I will be happy to have this all over with, and maybe relax. I just get anxious. Oh I would nt want to spend hours in line to vote. Sure happy we did it by mail. Blessings ,stay safe and warm, xoxo, Susie

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  20. What big pumpkins! I don't like the taste of pumpkin, but I enjoy going to a pumpkin patch to look at them! I doubt if I'll go to a pumpkin patch this year since I've only been going to essential places. Good luck on Monday. Praying for you my friend :)

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    1. Thank you sweet Pilar. I so appreciate the prayers. I am ready to be able to read again.
      My daughter gave me some pumpkin coffee and I did not like that at all. I like pumpkin bread , but not pie. Not everything works with pumpkin flavor. LOL. No we have only been going to the grocery and drs. I am the only one going in the store too. I think people are too lax ...the counts of Covid are rising.Be safe and take care. Blessings to you and your mom, xoxo, Susie

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  21. Love your holiday decor and those are some huge watermelons and pumpkins.
    Stay safe
    Sue

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    1. Oops, I also meant to say I'll be praying for you and your surgery. To have your sight improved will be so wonderful.
      Sue

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  22. WOW! Now that is some big ol pumpkins! How does he do that?
    Ill say a little prayer that your eye surgery goes well and have a quick recovery.
    I voted!!
    Lisa

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  23. Those are some big pumpkins and watermelons. Wow. Love your homemade pumpkins. Good look today and tomorrow at the eye clinic.. And I got my vote in Friday. Hugs

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  24. I love all your pumpkins, including your sweet doily one, Good luck with your appointments!

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  25. Those pumpkins are so huge! I will pray for your cataract operation! Regards Naomi https://divineangelnumbers.com/

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  26. Oh dear, those pumpkins are HUGE! I voted yesterday and had a conversation with a lady in line. She owns the local fruit stand and sells pumpkins. She said she has sold more this year than ever. I guess people are planning on decorating their pumpkins for Halloween and staying in. We are staying safe, wearing our masks and ready to get beyond it all. I pray your cataract surgery goes perfectly dear friend, HUGS!

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  27. By the time I read your post you have probably already had your surgery. I will be praying for a speedy and perfect recovery.
    Your sweater pumpkins are adorable.
    God bless you sweet friend,
    Connie :)

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  28. Hi Susie! I hope your eye surgery went well!!! I love those huge pumpkins, I went to a giant pumpkin exhibition a few years back, they are so neat. I've always wanted to grow them just to see if I can! I love your cloth pumpkins too! Give us an update!!!

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  29. I hope and pray this week has been good and you got your eyes done. Love those little pumpkins you made and that precious owl. Take care of yourself! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  30. Hi Susie! Thinking of you tonight. Glad you seem to be doing well. I hope your eye surgery went well and that you’re healing well. I’m assuming you’ll have the other eye done next week. That’s what they did with me. Lots of things have been going on here. Will either put up a
    Blog post or send you a letter explaining. You’re thought of often. Hi to Ted !
    Blessings
    Gert

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