I am a country housewife married to a wonderful husband for 30+ years. We enjoy traveling and seeing the world. In my 'spare' time, I make designer handbags. Most are one of a kind with some being very limited editions. I collect my fabrics, buttons, flowers, and other decorations in my travels around the world. I'm am also an afficionado of Afternoon Tea, having catered for almost 40 years and written 2 cookbooks and several articles on the subject.
After many years sabatical, I have return to creating beaded jewelry. Little did I know how much I had missed doing this - nor did I realize how bad my eyesight has become!
Last, but not least, I am a member of Bethel Church of Christ between Dunlap and Pikeville, TN.
Scorpio / The Scorpion, Oct. 24 - Nov. 21. The Name for the Moon: for October is Hunter's Moon
The Full Moon is: October 4, 2009/ 06:11 / Sunday
October Birthstone: Opal, Tourmaline, Pink Sapphire
About the month of October
October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with a length of 31 days. The eighth month in the old Roman calendar, October retained its name (from the Latin "octo" meaning "eight") when January and February were added. October's birthstone is the opal or tourmaline, and its birth flower is the calendula (pot marigold) or Camellia.
October is commonly associated with the season of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and spring in the Southern hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to April in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. October starts on the same day of the week as January in common years.
Have a great, spooky month! Ruth Ann http://www.r2swanger.etsy.com http://www.beadkits.etsy.com http://www.raggbaggs.blogspot.com
4 cups apple cider 4 cups cranberry juice 1 orange, thinly sliced 1 teaspoons allspice berries 1 whole nutmeg 2 cinnamon sticks 1 cup Calvados
Bring all ingredients to a boil over medium-low heat. Cook for 15 minutes. Strain liquid into crockpot. Add brandy and set crockpot to low to keep hot until serving time. If you wish, you can set the crockpot on the table and surround it with fall or Christmas greens, fruit, and flowers. Serve into cups and garnish with extra orange slices and cinnamon sticks.
Enjoy! Ruth Ann http://www.r2swanger.etsy.com http://www.beadkits.etsy.com