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Re: Shutterbug's 2020 Display...just a few to start off

 by BrookR1 ¦  Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:12 pm ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: Shutterbug's 2020 Display...just a few to start off ¦  Replies: 11 ¦  Views: 254

It all looks great. Love the Daffy Duck carve.

Re: Amanda's Carvings 2020

 by BrookR1 ¦  Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:05 pm ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: Amanda's Carvings 2020 ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 114

I love your home decor and your carvings. And great job on the neep lantern. They are my new favorite tradition. I love the smell of them when they are burned.

Re: Pumpkins and ghosts and lights and fog and sound...

 by BrookR1 ¦  Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:55 pm ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: Pumpkins and ghosts and lights and fog and sound... ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 259

Epic....I really envy your yard and all of the space you have.

Re: Pandemic proof Halloween, your plans.

 by BrookR1 ¦  Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:04 pm ¦  Forum: General Spooky Discussion ¦  Topic: Pandemic proof Halloween, your plans. ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 371

I am literally going to set up a wall of flaming jack o' lanterns between me and the trick or treaters and then toss candy over the wall of flames.

Re: New pumpkin preserver!

 by BrookR1 ¦  Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:14 pm ¦  Forum: Real Pumpkin Carving Help ¦  Topic: New pumpkin preserver! ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 464

I can get pumpkins to last a week or more by soaking them in a solution of water and bleach every couple of days. The only downside is that it turns the inside of the pumpkin white. I use 2 capfuls of bleach for every 5 gallons of water.

Re: 2020 HALLOWEEN GIFT SWAP - POST YOUR PICTURES!

 by BrookR1 ¦  Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:25 pm ¦  Forum: General Spooky Discussion ¦  Topic: 2020 Halloween Gift Swap - Post Your Pictures! ¦  Replies: 18 ¦  Views: 1646

I just wanted to thank Lala for the generous gift box she put together. The entire family found something they really enjoyed. My favorite was the two-headed skeleton. My kids especially loved the candy and we all enjoyed the random body parts. It was thoughtful and fun! It was also nice to hear fro...

Re: Update from Amanda

 by BrookR1 ¦  Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:02 pm ¦  Forum: Personal Life & Introductions ¦  Topic: Update from Amanda ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 339

I'm glad you are starting to settle down after a turbulent few months. I'm sure you'll do great in your new role. You were obviously the best person for it. Congrats on successfully raising a kid. Having two smaller ones, I know it's not easy. Time to celebrate.

Re: Hello there!

 by BrookR1 ¦  Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:04 pm ¦  Forum: Personal Life & Introductions ¦  Topic: Hello there! ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 411

Welcome back,

Yeah...I can attest to pumpkin carving being a great distraction. My entire display was borne from a job loss a couple of years ago. I decided to do something for myself instead of others. It's led to a lot of happiness being spread around.

Brook

Re: Stingy Jack

 by BrookR1 ¦  Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:15 am ¦  Forum: ZP Pattern Discussion ¦  Topic: Stingy Jack ¦  Replies: 22 ¦  Views: 6325

Big bump for a stingy jack pattern. Perhaps with the devil in a tree (with a marked crucifix) and jack laughing at him. I think this pattern would represent classic Halloween and stand the test of time.

Re: So far...2020...

 by BrookR1 ¦  Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:56 pm ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: So far...2020... ¦  Replies: 9 ¦  Views: 631

Great work! That's a really cool display and setup. I love the different colors.

Re: Danny Elfman

 by BrookR1 ¦  Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:21 pm ¦  Forum: ZP Pattern Discussion ¦  Topic: Danny Elfman ¦  Replies: 10 ¦  Views: 2349

Here's a pattern I carved two years ago.
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Re: Danny Elfman

 by BrookR1 ¦  Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:20 pm ¦  Forum: ZP Pattern Discussion ¦  Topic: Danny Elfman ¦  Replies: 10 ¦  Views: 2349

This would be an awesome pattern...but I'm not sure how many people under 50 would get it.
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Re: Guess the 2020 site title

 by BrookR1 ¦  Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:20 pm ¦  Forum: ZP Site Discussion ¦  Topic: Re: Guess the 2020 site title ¦  Replies: 48 ¦  Views: 3762

Last guess...Autumn of the Zombie Pumpkins

Re: 2020 Halloween Gift Swap - Official Signup Thread

 by BrookR1 ¦  Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:19 pm ¦  Forum: General Spooky Discussion ¦  Topic: 2020 Halloween Gift Swap - Official Signup Thread ¦  Replies: 19 ¦  Views: 2190

Yeah...if you arrange the names in a circle, and then draw arrows from one name to another, then it doesn't matter if there is an even or odd number of people.

Re: Creatures of the Night - Vampire (done)

 by BrookR1 ¦  Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:49 am ¦  Forum: ZP Pattern Discussion ¦  Topic: Creatures of the Night - Vampire (done) ¦  Replies: 10 ¦  Views: 729

Cool!

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