Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Friday, September 26, 2008

Autumn Has Come to the Dining Room

I usually put white pumpkins etc. in the dining room, but it looks like it has taken a different route this year. But, I will find a place for my white pumpkins. Still contemplating. I just love to sit back and enjoy it after it is done. I wonder why a person's house is so inviting during the autumn season. Martha Stewart Crafts was on QVC this morning, there was some really cute stuff.

"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn." by Elizabeth Lawrence.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Dance of the Autumn Leaves

I made the wool pillow last year. It was a pattern from "All Through the Night", Dance of the Autumn Leaves. I love working with wool and applique. The quilt is the very first quilt I made. It was from a book by "Timbleberries". I really enjoyed making all the different blocks. The bench is really old. It use to sit in my Great Aunt Evelyn's summer kitchen. It was white. I painted it a mushroom color from Martha Stewart and put it in my dining room. The hat boxes under the bench store some of my china.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Harvest Pumpkin Quilt

I finished this quilt last year but never put the binding on it. I am just about done working on the binding. I am using a green to match the leaves. This pattern came from a book by "Thimbleberries". I admired this pattern for years, so I finally put my mind to making it. I just love it. Anything with pumpkins and leaves pulls at my heartstrings. I have this quilt in my sunroom.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Pumpkin Angel

I made this pumpkin angel a few of years ago, her pattern was in one of the crafty magazines. Her eyes are made of a black snap and her nose is satin stitch embroidered. She was fun to make and I have enjoyed putting her out in the fall. Sometimes I put her on a shelf or have her hanging over the kitchen cupboards. This year I decided to put her in the sunroom to watch over the pumpkins. I found the black metal house at a fair one year and I pretty much leave that up all year, setting it in different places throughout the house. And I love using the battery candles.

Decorationg for Fall

I have brought up the totes from the basement! Let the decorating begin. I did buy a new harvest angel this year and put her on my basement door. She was only 9.95 and who can pass up such a bargain for something so cute! I just love the way my house looks in all her "Fall Finery". The house becomes cozy and warm. I am a little slower this year at getting the decorating done. This weekend I am hoping to go on our annual fall day trip to buy some pumpkins, sip hot apple cider and see the start of the beautiful colors on the trees. In southeastern Minnesota we have the most beautiful fall colors. We have Apple Festival this weekend and Cranberry Fest next weekend in Wisconsin. The fall is jam packed with Autumn festivities. Hope your days are crisp and colorful.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pumpkin Quilt for Niece

I finally finished this pumpkin quilt for my Niece. I started it last fall and finally took it out again and finished it this morning. I finished the binding before I left for work. I think binding is one of my favorite parts of the quilt process. I used a pattern from "Thimbleberries". I taught myself to quilt using her books and patterns. They are so easy and always turn out so nice. I am looking at this quilt and thinking how cute it would be in my house, but I made it for a special gal, so I want her to enjoy it. I know she will really appreciate it. She saves my homemade cards and uses them for decoration. So I know she will really like this quilt. I am so excited to give it to her. Love this time of year. I am going to start getting out my pumpkins and fall colors for the house. I am a little slow this year.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

New Wall Art

I went to the neatest home party show called "Uppercase Living" . You can buy almost any word or saying you like. I painted 3 squares of auqa paint on my wall and then I put the words on top and framed them all. It turned out kind of cute. Peace, Love and Faith. I just measured and used blue painting tape to frame out the part I wanted to paint. I bought a sample of paint at my local hardware store for $3.00. It was cheap and easy. I had the frames left over from some pictures I know longer use.