This 12" October House quilt block is part of my Calendar of Houses Bee Quilt. A friend and I organized this on-line bee a couple of years ago after being members of two previous on-line bees.
Isn't this a wonderful siggy block?
This October House block represents Pumpkin Day - a special family holiday that my parents hosted at their home every year for their children and grandchildren.
My dad grew pumpkins in his garden every year, so each grandchild could pick their own pumpkins.
The grandchildren are all grown now.
But we all have such good memories of Pumpkin Days over the years.
One year, relatives from Sweden came for Pumpkin Day!
Pumpkin Day always included a meal prepared by my mom.
Pumpkin Day Dip
2 cups powdered sugar
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
15 ounce can pumpkin
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1. Beat the powdered sugar and cream cheese until well blended. Blend in remaining ingredients. Store in an airtight container.
2. Serve with gingersnaps, vanilla wafers, and/or apple slices.
Even pets were part of the celebration!
Does your family have a unique, special holiday tradition? Inquiring minds want to know. Please answer in the comment section below.
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